Malaku Daku

Love Drums From The Ghetto

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Limited LP : Limited edition of 500 copies with OBI strip

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Malaku ‘Daku’ Thompson (born Philadelphia 1943, died 2004) was an amazing artist who was deeply involved in percussion and Africanism. Malaku was mostly active in the 70s, producing-recording music and performing percussion at African themed rallies. During the Pan African struggles of the 1970’s Malaku changed his last name from Thompson to ‘Daku’. Malaku Daku (who was deeply involved in his community) went on to become a teacher and writer of several children’s books. During the mid 70s Malaku recorded and produced the album "Love Drums From The Ghetto", an album that truly showed off his skills as an artistic genius. With this album Malaku Daku delivered an important contribution to the never-ending rich heritage that is African American music. When you listen to (and feel) these exploding pulsations and rhythmic-melodic drumbeats you have to realize that just one man is playing both the top and bottom drumbeats on no less than 8 congas at the same time!


The Bump Bang U Bang 6:40
Mulogo 3:20
A Pygmy Happening 3:25
Gettin' Down In The Hut 6:37
Ife Bobowa 1:49
Village Life In The Ghetto 3:51
Spirits Of The Watoto 3:40
My Land My Woman 5:20
Shango 3:53

Bonus Tracks:
Bump Bang U Bang (Alt)
Bump Bang U Bang II