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Dionisio Maio’s ‘Dia Ja Manche’ of Cape Verde is a full on funky banger with scratching guitar, cutting synths and harmonised vocal hooks!
Mighty, No Go Stop are much more than a tribute to past glories, they’re a living, breathing evocation of the life-force that is Afrobeat!
“Figamalapena” will make you laugh, move your head to the rhythm & leave you curious to hear what else Ponzio Pilates will invent!
“Babalawo” is dedicated to all musicians that have remained true to their African traditions & culture, paying tribute to musical ancestors!
Superb Afrobeat funk number, ‘Lagos Sisi’ by Bola Johnson will fire up your airwaves with a deadly James Brown-debted Yoruba funk!
“Questions of Our Day” opens Bone Reader with a blasting brass Afrofunk hip-hop contestation of the nature of power and global inequality!
Horn-heavy “B.M.L’ is a no-holds barred party anthem, calling out duplicity. Dedicated to Kuti’s favorite herb, defending the right to smoke
‘Kuku Kee Me’ is more focused on the instrumentals, with great musical technicality. Enjoy the zesty 2min. saxophone solo at the beginning!
Boka de Banjul’s band member’s ideas, musical background & passion for music became the basis of a platform for positive energy!
Abeokuta Afrobeat’s music & name was inspired by Fela Kuti’s hometown in Nigeria. Abeokuta translates a new experience tied to familiarity!
Black Times bluesy, wavering guitar by Carlos Santana is rooted in the idea of learning from history to achieve physical & spiritual freedom
‘Dumsor’ a satirical piece using the imagery of Ghana’s power outage situation to describe the heartache experienced by an unsatisfied lover
43 years later, Fela Kuti’s guitarist, Kologbo, who played on nearly all of Fela’s 70’s records, is paying tribute to his former bandleader!