FROM BANGALTER TO BANANARAMA (VIA JAPAN AND ZAIRE)

April 18, 2009 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

For fans of weird cultural adaptation, this is a peach. Thomas Bangalter’s dad, who took the name “Daniel Vangarde” produced the record “Aieaoa initially as part of his odd French / Japanese crossover musical project “Yamasuki.” Bizarrely enough, a Zairian disco act*, Black Blood, took the weird Franco-orientalism, added some equally questionable African vibes to it and re-released it as “Aie a Mwana”. Just to confuse things further, Bananrama, a new British girlband under the support of the Sex Pistols Paul Cook, chose the song as their debut single. The three versions are after the break:

*According to WFMU. Other sources suggest they may have been Belgian.

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