Daily Download: "Keleya," Moussa Doumbia

An exclusive download of explosive James Brown-style funk from West Africa.

Published September 27, 2005 7:01AM (EDT)

This track is from "World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's a Real Thing, the Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa," a stunning compilation of songs from West Africa's pop music scene in the late '60s and '70s -- a fascinating and explosive mash-up of funk and soul and psychedelic rock. Over a smooth but propulsive organ and bass funk groove, Moussa Doumbia alternates spot-on James Brown yelps and hollers with a fleet and unmistakably African melody.

By Salon Staff

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