This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Hafanana - Hafanana
Here comes the Frederik Friday again! Frederik recorded "Hafanana" in 1976. It was truly popular song in those days in Finland, becouse 3 other versions of it were recorded in that same year! But the one by Frederik is by far the most famous - and perhaps the best. The original "Hafanana" was written and performed by Afric Simone, a singer, musician and entertainer originating from Mozambique. When he arrived in Europe in the 70's he gained massive popularity with his unique disco sound. Afric's songs are written in the mixture of Swahili and few words from other languages. "Hafanana" was his big European hit in 1975.