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BRO. VALENTINO - Stay Up Zimbabwe (12")

Catalog Number: AADE06

Label: Analog Africa

Format: Vinyl


Release Type: Single

Genre: World, Recommendations,

Availability: In stock


BRO. VALENTINO - Stay Up Zimbabwe (12")

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For the latest volume in their Ltd Dance Edition series of 12" singles, Analog Africa has decided to mine the back catalogue of Trinidadian Afro-Caribbean fusionist Brother Valentino.

At the end of the heady decade of the tumultuous 1970's, with the echoes of the Black Power revolution of Trinidad still strongly reverberating, Valentino penned his two most commercially successful calypso's, 1979's "Stay up Zimbabwe" and 1980's "Ah Wo [Brand New Revolution]. Both reflections of the revolutionary spirit which had engulfed the Caribbean in the 1970's. 1979 marked the historic date of the Maurice Bishop led Grenadian Revolution and as if to herald this auspicious event Valentino would make it all the way to the coveted national calypso monarch finals with this anti-apartheid anthem.

Track list:
a1. Stay Up Zimbabwe
b1. Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)

Additional Information

Label Analog Africa
Format Vinyl
Back to date No

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