What better way to celebrate the amazing music of the past year than a selection of the finest albums from 2017? The Groovalizacion team selected from our monthly lists 20 essential albums of the past year. The higher the album is ranked, the more it is supported by us.
BEST OF 2017
GROOVALIZACION RADIO ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Blay Ambolley - Ketan (Agogo Records)
At Groovalizacion Radio we like to promote fresh & upcoming artists, and while Blay Ambolley isn't exactly upcoming after 40 years of brilliant highlife, afro-funk and afrobeat – even being credited for the first commercially recorded rap on ‘Simigwa-Do’ in 1973 – his 30th album 'Ketan' sounds as fresh and groovy as ever! A masterpiece of modern afrobeat made by one of the originators of the genre.