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Segun Okeji was the tenor sax player in Fela Kuti’s Koola Lobitos band in Nigeria in the late 1960s before changing their name to Africa 70!
Afro What’s excellent horn section, authentic tinkling guitars & traditional percussion are supplemented w/ drums for a sunny African sound!
‘Black Magic, Bad Magic,’ by Tactical Groove Orbit has amazing brass & deep rhythm! This track will leave you breathless and make you dance!
“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!
‘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!
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!