Charly Kingson

Born In Africa

Charly Kingson - Born In Africa

Africa Seven is taking its first trip to Germany... Well Germany via Cameroun. Charlie Kingue Soppo is better known as Charly Kingson, cousin of Manu Dibango and a Cameroonian emigrant in the 1970s. Charly first headed to Paris and then found his way to Munich in 1978. He recorded two albums in his career, ''Born In Africa'' in Munich in 1978 and ''Dance To The Music'' two years later in New York. For this outing we focus on his debut ''Born In Africa''. It was recorded in Union Studios in Munich with some of the city's finest (and surprisingly funky) session musicians of the day. After Charly moved on from recording in the 1980s he stayed in Germany, performing in a series of local jazz and funk bands. We tracked him down in 2016 and we really pleased to be re-releasing his debut long player at Africa Seven. It sounds just as relevant (if not more so) in 2018 as it did 40 years ago in 1978.

LP Africa Seven: ASVN062 remind
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