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Papalé kicks off a series of infectious melodies! MHD doesn’t always match his raps to the beat, like on Papalé where he’s in double time!
Mèdaho draws on group’s shared reverence for the raw, psychedelic afro-funk sound that captivated Kaleta as a music loving kid in 70s Benin!
Upon 1st intro to ONIPA, the battery of balafons & synthesizer pulses on Fire is as good of a statement of purpose as any you’ll hear!
The battery of balafons & retro-synthesizer pulses on Fire is a good of a statement of purpose as any you’ll hear from UK band, ONIPA
A Long Way To The Beginning by Seun Kuti & his 17 member band is powerful take-no-prisoners, socially conscious music. It’s also party music
Custom Check Point is a very unique song for Fela b/c It’s very intense, danceable to the extreme, w/ an oriental sounding keyboard solo!
Shut In explores themes of disaster, isolation and uncertainty. There’s mention of food shortages, closed stores & extreme weather.
Be Africa is a rousing number in the Fela vein, whose tight, infectious groove & expressive, overlapping vocals make it sound ripe for remix
“Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” – Fela Kuti. Today we honor Allen’s unique talent & musical genius during his epic career
ATOMGA frame the question “what would happen if we were all dropped off on another planet?” in their Latin-tinged Afrobeat song Zenpocalypse
Yenimno is a raucous blast of energy! The guitar is a marvel here, generating restless, romping momentum in cascades of sing-song lines!
‘Mr. Foolish’ brings Afrobeat to life with the blaring horns and conscious messages. The song illustrates how foolish we as humans can be!
Charting nearly two decades of groundbreaking music production, Boddhi Satva’s double album ’18’ turns up hidden gems & reflects on classics
Ha Le Se Le Li Khanna is a rendition of a traditional song probably sung at engagement ceremonies & about keeping cattle safe for dowry!