Pasteur Lappé

Pasteur Lappé
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Step forward Cameroonian funk master Pasteur Lappe. The story begins in the 60s with a charming 19 year old Nicolas Pasteur Lappe becoming a sensation on Radio Adele in Douala Cameroun. He goes on to become the editor of Douala Gazette newspaper and become friends with other African music stars such as Tala AM, J Moboule and Fela Kuti. He also works tirelessly promoting new and upcoming local Cameroonian talent. After moving to Paris, a stint in Journalism school and publishing a book of poems Chansons Negres he finally settles into a new life of music in Paris. Our hero makes a trio of albums from 1979 to 1981 with backing band and production collective called the Zulu Gang which include Douglas Mbida (who goes onto release several top flight albums himself) and Jacob Desvariaux (who went on to form Kassav). The three albums are full of diverse sounds; from driving funk, sweeping disco grooves, syrupy ballads, reggae, Jackson-five-esque pop to finger-lickin' soul. At their core though is the Sekele groove...; a movement to encompass the dance, grooves and vibes from his native Douala.

 
Releases: ASVN010: Various Artists : Africa Airways 02 (Funk Departures 1973-1982)
ASVN027: Pasteur Lappe : We, The People (Buy LP)
ASVN015: Pasteur Lappe : Na Man Pass Man (Buy LP)
ASVN028: Pasteur Lappe : African Funk Experimentals (1979 to 1981)
ASVN033: Afro National : Dem Kick & Mr Who You Be
ASVN029: Pasteur Lappe : Ashiko, Sekele, Etc
ASVN036: Pasteur Lappe : A.B.C.
 
Tracks: Pasteur Lappe : Na Real Sekele Fo Ya
Mbamina : Kilowi-Kilowi (Buy Download)
Ekambi Brillant : Aboki (Mon Copain)
Bongi Makeba : Don't Do It
Jo Tongo : Piani
Oscar Harris : Relax (Before Doin' Sex)
Bozambo : Get It On The Music
Misse Ngoh : Tata Ngoh
Myriam Makeba : Toyota Fantasy (John Bryan Edit)
Pasteur Lappe : More Sekele Movement (Papa Ni Mama) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Na Real Sekele Fo'Ya (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Sanaga Calypso (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Hiembi Nin (Hymne A La Vie) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Back To Funky (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Mbale (Face To Face With The Truth) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Na Man Pass Man (Na Iron De Cut Iron) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Hommage A Eraste Nkom (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Sekelimania (Nku Bilam) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : ABC (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Na Real Sekele Fo' Ya (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Follow Me Into My Dreams (In Jamaica) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Mbale (Face To Face With The Truth) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Misosi (Don't Shoot On Me) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Babette D'O. (Rastawoman) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Back To Funky (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : A.B.C. (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Na Man Pass Man (Na Iron De Cut Iron) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Bana Ashiko (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Dora (Buy Download)
Afro National : Dem Kick (Buy Download)
Afro National : Mr Who You Be (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Prelude
Pasteur Lappe : Sanaga Calypso (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Soho (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Ashiko, Sekele, Etc... (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Hiembi Nin (Hymne A La Vie) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Bana Ashiko (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Hell (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : African Reggae (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Hommage A Eraste Nkom (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : More Sekele Movement (Papa Ni Mama) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Dora (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Watcha Get Ma Day Dreams (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Sekelimania (Nku Bilam) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : The Sekele Movement (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : As Far I Can Remember (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : A.B.C. (Extended 12" Remix) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Babette D'o (Rastawoman) (Buy Download)
Pasteur Lappe : Follow Me Into My Dreams (In Jamaica) (Buy Download)