Playing tracks by
Polyrhythmics, Juan Laya Jorge Montiel, Chico Mann, Kyeremateng, Novalima and more.
The organically hypnotic vibrations of African musical beats have moved many for century’s. The Western Yoruba juju Sound beat into popular music in the 1970's, fusing African percussion and chanting vocals with funk breaks, psychedelic rock riffs and jazz improvisation.
A huge thanks to Soundway records for introducing us to so many musical gems; Miles Cleret’s ambition to distinguish the blossoming music scenes of 1970s Nigeria has lend to an indispensable series of CD and LP compilations documenting the musical period. We highly recommend all of Soundway records releases, check them out.
The legend of the maverick pioneer of the afrobeat sound, Fela Kuti, sustains the sense of freedom and political revolution deep within the culture.
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