Hot Casa Records present Togo Soul 70: Selected Rare Togolese Recordings from 1971 to 1981 . A treasuretrove of rare and unusual recordings mostly recorded in Lome during the 70s a fusion of traditional voodoo chants raw soul and Afro jazz. Finding these tracks and their rights holders hasnt become any easier even after few trips all over this west African country bordered by Ghana Benin & Burkina Faso. We decided to select thirteen tracks a snapshot of some hundreds of rare and often forgotten tapes from the most prolific professional and exciting phase of the countrys recording history included international stars like Bella Bellow ( who even performed to Maracana stadium in Brazil ) to Roger Damawuzan compared as the James Brown from Lome to forgotten tapes and brilliant songs in Mina Kabyie and Fon language. Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in Togo was at the time even if the political context influenced their creation. A must have for all music lovers and a future collector !