Roi Du Ziglibithy (Analog Africa Dance Edition No 15)
"Le Roi Du Ziglibithy", not to be confused with Ernesto Djédjé's 1977-released best-loved album, is a collection of loose dancefloor jams from the Ivory Coast pioneer - a fusion of Ziglibithy music and US disco.
Developed in the 1970s, Ziglibithy was a popular musical genre that emerged in the Ivory Coast, combining Congolese rhythms and local song forms. Ernesto Djédjé was the pioneer of the genre - the self-styled "king of Ziglibithy" - and after a spell playing in Paris, returned to the Ivory Coast and recorded several albums that cemented his status. This four-track EP collects up Djédjé's most disco-adjacent moments, from 'Ziglibithiens', a high point on the "Le Roi Du Ziglibithy" full-length, to 'Golozo', the title track from his 1979 album. A history lesson that doubles as a late evening rabble rouser.
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