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Aura (King Sunny Ade album)

Aura (King Sunny Ade album)  

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Released during the popular resurgence of King Sunny Ade and his African Beats in the early 80s, Aura’s high-tech production gives the music more than a touch of studio sheen ...
Best Of The Classic Years (King Sunny Ade album)

Best Of The Classic Years (King Sunny Ade album)  

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This album is an excellent collection of King Sunny Ade’s music in its heyday, from the late 60s to the mid-70s. Ade, who brought his own guitar style to juju ...
Dele Abiodun

Dele Abiodun  

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B. 30 March 1948, Bendel, Nigeria. Resisting his parents’ plans for a career in medicine, ‘Admiral’ Dele Abiodun used his school fees to enrol at the Young Pioneers College in ...
Ebenezer Obey

Ebenezer Obey  

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B. 27 August 1942, Abeokuta, Nigeria. Obey’s earliest musical experiences were as a member of the local church choir while a child in Abeokuta - his parents, both devout Christians ...
I.K. Dairo

I.K. Dairo  

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B. Isaiah Kehinda Dairo, 1930, Offa, Kawara State, Nigeria, d. 7 February 1996, Eton-Alaiye, nr. Akure, Nigeria. The ‘Father Of Juju Music’, band leader, composer and accordionist Isaiah Kehinde ...
Juju

Juju  

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Juju is guitar-dominated music that started in Lagos, Nigeria, in the 20s. Several historians have attempted to trace the exact date with widely differing results, though usage of the term ...
Juju Music (King Sunny Ade album)

Juju Music (King Sunny Ade album)  

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Said by many to be the album that introduced America to ‘world music’, Juju Music is a brilliant piece of Nigerian pop. The pulsing rootedness of traditional West African percussion ...
Marc Minelli

Marc Minelli  

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B. France. Playing guitar and singing in rock groups in the 80s, Minelli was at first a fan of 60s British bands such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. ...
Michael Messer

Michael Messer  

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B. 1956, Middlesex, England. Alongside Bob Greenwood and Steve Phillips, Messer is the pre-eminent UK guitarist to incorporate the National steel guitar, as well as slide guitar, into his acoustic ...
Onyeka

Onyeka  

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B. Onyeka Owenu, 17 May 1961, Onitsha, Nigeria. Steering a course between middle-of-the-road international pop and her own eastern Nigerian roots music, Onyeka has various professional interests ...
Simbi

Simbi  

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A seven-piece group formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1987, featuring singers and musicians with varied experience in the Swedish music scene. Their sound is based on the ‘vodou’ rhythms of ...
Sonny Okosun

Sonny Okosun  

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B. 3 April 1947, Benin, Nigeria. On leaving school, Okosun’s first ambition was to be an actor, and he spent a year training with Eastern Nigeria Theatre before joining his ...
Stern's Records

Stern's Records  

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Both a record label and a record shop based in London, England, Stern’s is rightly considered a key development in the growing acceptance of world music within the mainstream since ...
Weekend

Weekend  

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After the demise of the Young Marble Giants in 1980, Alison Statton (b. March 1958, Cardiff, Wales; vocals, bass) and fellow Cardiff native Spike (guitarist, viola) moved to London. After ...

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