Album artwork for Cameroon Garage Funk by Various Artists

A few trips to the land of Makossa and many more hours of interviews were necessary to get enough insight to assemble the puzzle-pieces of Yaoundé's buzzing 1970s music scene. We learned that despite the myriad difficulties involved in the simple process of making and releasing a record, the musicians of Yaoundé’s underground music scene left behind an extraordinary legacy of raw grooves and magnificent tunes.

The songs may have been recorded in a church, with a single microphone in the span of only an hour or two, but the fact that we still pay attention to these great creations some 50 years later, only illustrates the timelessness of their music.

Various Artists

Cameroon Garage Funk

Analog Africa
Album artwork for Cameroon Garage Funk by Various Artists
CD

$19.99

Includes 28-pg booklet.

Released 09/16/2021Catalogue Number

CD-ANAF-092

Album artwork for Cameroon Garage Funk by Various Artists
LPx2

$33.99

Gatefold jacket. Includes a 12-pg, LP-sized booklet.

Black
Includes download code
Released 09/16/2021Catalogue Number

LP-ANAF-092

Various Artists

Cameroon Garage Funk

Analog Africa
Album artwork for Cameroon Garage Funk by Various Artists
CD

$19.99

Includes 28-pg booklet.

Released 09/16/2021Catalogue Number

CD-ANAF-092

Album artwork for Cameroon Garage Funk by Various Artists
LPx2

$33.99

Gatefold jacket. Includes a 12-pg, LP-sized booklet.

Black
Includes download code
Released 09/16/2021Catalogue Number

LP-ANAF-092

A few trips to the land of Makossa and many more hours of interviews were necessary to get enough insight to assemble the puzzle-pieces of Yaoundé's buzzing 1970s music scene. We learned that despite the myriad difficulties involved in the simple process of making and releasing a record, the musicians of Yaoundé’s underground music scene left behind an extraordinary legacy of raw grooves and magnificent tunes.

The songs may have been recorded in a church, with a single microphone in the span of only an hour or two, but the fact that we still pay attention to these great creations some 50 years later, only illustrates the timelessness of their music.