Egon’s Funk Archaeology Series Back On NPR… First Up: Angolan Funk!

Now-Again | Sep. 24, 2010 | Picks |

After a near year-long hiatus, Egon’s Funk Archaeology column is back at NPR. This time around, he’s covered pre-Civil War recordings from Angola. Have you ever heard of a semba? Does the bassist Carlitos Vieras Dias’ name ring bells the way Bootsy Collins’ does? You need to school yourself by following the link below.

As a bonus, we’re including a download for Luiz Visconde’s essential “Chofer de Praca” which Egon name checks in his NPR piece but isn’t included in the roundup.

Link ( Video): Funk Before War In Angola: Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR
Download: Luiz Visconde “Chofer de Praca”