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Helen - Zanzibar 12"

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Helen was an Italo disco studio project that consisted of various producers, songwriters, and vocalists from Italy in the 1980s. In 1985, the second incarnation of Helen recorded the song “Zanzibar”, released on ZYX. The vocal version was written by Ennio Ronchelli (Keyboards) and Roberto Barocelli (Guitar, Bass), with singer Daniela Paratici. This line-up was heavily influenced by the ‘Afro’ movement made popular by DJ Beppe Loda. “Afro” refers to the Cosmic musical trend of slower disco records featuring African drums and rhythms. The “Afro Mix” of “Zanzibar” was produced by DJ Daniele Losi and Roberto Lodola, with additional live hand drums and sticks by Nigerian percussionist George Aghedo. All songs have been remastered for vinyl.