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Various Afrobeat Nirvana
Vampisoul CD VAMPICD102 8435008861834 1 Jun 15
Specially priced compilation featuring a wide variety of exciting African sounds created in Nigeria from the late 1950's to the late 1980's. All the
songs are taken from recent or upcoming releases on Vampisoul's massive Western African reissue project so consider it an appetizer!
On "Afrobeat Nirvana" the music speaks for itself in its amalgamation of African tradition, Jazz, Highlife, Psych, Funk, Soul, R&B and ?of course-
AFROBEAT. Some of the names here are familiar to our occidental ears; the great Tony Allen, Orlando Julius, and of course Fela Kuti (here in his
early years). But there are plenty of others, more obscure amd mindblowing artists, such as Godwin Omobuwa, Dr.Victor Olaiya, Bola Johnson, Fred
Fisher and Opotopo. "Afrobeat Nirvana" is the perfect introduction to these mighty African sounds and rhythms.