Biography

NANA LOVE

Nana Love’s work, is a testament to the music’s most redeeming qualities: great musicianship, funky basslines and killer breaks. As a singer / songwriter in the leading role throughout, she [with production by Reindorf Oppong] lends a wonderfully balanced approach to the arrangements. The result is a set of tracks that are positioned carefully at the forward thinking crossroads of Disco, Boogie and Soul & Funk…

Her band included 6 of the original Boney M members as well as the legendary Harry Mosco and her album Disco Documentary was recorded in London in 1978, in the same studio as Boney M recorded alongside David Bowie.

Discography

Following on from our re-issue of Nana Love’s forgotten classic ‘Full of Funk – Disco Documentary’ which created quite a stir among lovers of off-kilter disco beats including Gilles Peterson, Wax Poetics and Huey Morgan, we present ‘Obaatan Pa’, another ultra rare gem from the West African vocalist Nana ‘Angel’ Love.

This album perfectly encapsulates the ‘highlife’ movement that dominated Ghana during the late seventies, which took on influences from US disco and funk, wrapping them up in energetic African rhythms with a level of ebullience that’s beyond infectious.

This album perfectly encapsulates the highlife movement that dominated Ghana during the late seventies, which took on influences from US disco and funk, wrapping them up in energetic African rhythms with a level of ebullience that’s beyond infectious.

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Though the iconic imagery of Disco feels distinctly tied to the United States, the style had a wide-reaching influence that made it’s way to Africa. While Africa was already no stranger to the pulsing rhythms of funk, Afro-beat, and highlife,…

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