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Newen Afrobeat
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Voraz is about the frenetic pace of daily life, with a tempo to match, elastic guitar lines & the driving Igbo woodblock that keeps time!
Wrong Way by Ojibo Afrobeat is inspired by a Fela Kuti speech in which he calls democracy in Nigeria & Africa in general “demo-crazy.”
Newen Afrobeat plays an energetic version of Fela Kuti’s ‘Opposite People’ w/ Seun Kuti & Cheick Tidiane in Chile at the Womad Festival!
Hoya Hoye, the crossing of Ethiopian & American cultures, is derived from a Halloween like celebration in which children clap & pound sticks
DJ Meredith is taking you on a sonic adventure around the world on a journey through sound, introducing a fresh, new lineup of bands & artists from the most unexpected places on Earth! Let’s open the show with ‘Progress’ by Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra! Enjoy new & rare grooves as we check out Newen Afrobeat, Bole 2 Harlem, Madou Kouyate and so much more!
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!