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African Connexion

  • African Connexion [Oval EP, 1984] B+

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African Connexion [Oval EP, 1984]
On the patois "bright side," this half-black, half-white London septet generates the kind of Afrolift that makes highlife seem like a generic description, with guitar and saxophone confidently inauthentic as they wheel free. The English-language "dark side" has the bite of good protest reggae--but not the depth of groove. B+