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Manifest Tone
Artist
Chico Mann
Label
Soundway Records
Catalogue Number
SNDWD041A
Release Date
April 8, 2013

The Manifest Tone journey began in 2004. During breaks from touring with Antibalas, New York City-born Chico Mann began crafting a more personal sound in his basement studio. A hybrid beast of culture and tone where Fela Kuti and Willie Colon meets Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Afrika Bambaata and Kraftwerk, it lives in a landscape shaped by Africa, Cuba, New York and Miami.

These unique experimentations led to the release of ‘Manifest Tone Volume 1’ in 2006 and eventually morphed into Volumes 2 & 3 that were finished in 2008 and 2010 respectively. What sounds on paper like a meeting of styles past in reality emerges sounding incredibly fresh and original - a unique style Chico Mann has dubbed 'Afro-Freestyle'.

This album represents the choicest cuts from Chico Mann’s ‘Manifest Tone’ Volumes 1-3 that until now were only available digitally.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Say What 6:39 Buy
  2. 2 Mayombe 6:11 Buy
  3. 3 Who You Runnin from? 5:29 Buy
  4. 4 Govt Issue Id 6:41 Buy
  5. 5 Dilo Como Yo (Te Están Llamando) 4:15 Buy
  6. 6 Head Hunting 4:53 Buy
  7. 7 His Favourite Thing 4:02 Buy
  8. 8 El Paragua (2010 Edit) 3:35 Buy
  9. 9 Luz 5:19 Buy
  10. 10 Electric Búgalu 3:04 Buy
  11. 11 Sin Frenos 6:09 Buy

Chico Mann

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