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Fela Kuti & Ginger Baker’s, ‘Ye Ye De Smell,’ means bullshit stinks & it’s about people getting what they deserve – reaping what you sow!
Masterpiece, Shuffering And Shmiling, was banned by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation due to it’s perceived socially inflammatory lyrics
Beasts Of No Nation was a strong return to form for Fela Kuti and signaled that his political beliefs kept him from becoming musically lazy!
Ikwunga offers a striking and dynamic vocal style to augment the bubbling Afrobeat grooves. Enjoy the stilted & vibrant poetry on Di Bombs!
Bandanera Afrobeat was born when saxophonist Guglielmo Pagnozzi & Senegalese drummer Moulaye Niang combined their musical experiences!
N.O.H.A. from Prague is characterized by energy loaded grooves and its open genre mixture of drum & bass and world music creating Ethno-bass
Jungla Est’s music is a colorful dance-floor oriented trip in to the deep rhythms of the urban jungle. A hypnotic musical style from Rome!
This week, we’re taking another look at the Brooklyn/London-based label, Partisan Records, including and interview with Managing Director (also of sister label Knitting Factory Records), Zena White.…
Soothsayers’ first album, Lost City, is mainly instrumental with a heavy afro jazz groove, uplifting melodies & exciting horn interplay!

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