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Out of all the international sonic flavor palettes, afro-pop has always been a favorite of hipster culture.  From Talking Heads to Vampire Weekend, indie culture has taken a lot of inspiration from the rich scene of African musicians making highlife and other forms of afrobeat in the 1970s.  It’s about time that a fully formed afrobeat band win bloggers hearts across the internet as a buzz band.  Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang are earning some well deserved praise with their jam ‘Feba’.  While the song has its roots firm in the classics of the genre, Janka Nabay employs plenty of effects and synth washes which isn’t surprising considering that the Bubu Gang consists of some ex-Gang Gang Dance members.  En Yah Say drops August 7th.


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