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In 1999, a friend of the young musician Neba Solo informed him that his country, Mali, would host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2002. The balafon virtuoso immediately decided to seize the opportunity and create a national anthem for the competition. More power to him: what happened after is nothing short of legendary.
Twenty years later, "Can 2002" is still a hit, often heard in African nightclubs, radios, and professional football team training sessions. Neba has to play the song every time he’s on stage, and people stop him in the street to talk about it all over the world.
Lucky for us then that Secousse present the remastered classic, pressed for the first time on vinyl, right in time for the Africa Cup of Nations 2019.
Patrick says: With tonking house percussion, balafon melodies and a club friendly bottom end, Neba Solo's "Can 2002" skins Three Lions, Hot Shot Tottenham and The Anfield Rap then slams the rest of the soccer single field into the top corner. Bright and breezy Balafon b-side "Musow" will work wonders in more relaxed settings too.
A1. Can 2002