Post Tagged with: "Afrobeat"

Henry Cole and the Afrobeat Collective – Roots Before Branches (2012)

When Henry Cole sought to find a singular style of music that would appeal to the diverse tastes of his local Old St. Juan music scene, his search was over when he discovered the pioneering Afrobeat sounds of Fela Kuti.

Fourth Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra – East Atlanta Passover Stomp (2009): Half Notes

Fourth Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra – East Atlanta Passover Stomp (2009): Half Notes

Out of Atlanta comes a large band of a very different kind: a ten-piece group that is built on the idea of combining afrobeat and klezmer music. Though they are more of a local outfit, they’ve gotten the attention and praise of musical tastemakers all over America and even across the pond. They descriptively call themselves the Fourth Ward Afro-KlezmerRead More

Antibalas – Who Is This America? (2004, 2010 reissue)

Antibalas – Who Is This America? (2004, 2010 reissue)

by Pico The American Afrobeat movement hadn’t bubbled up from the underground all that long ago, but maybe it isn’t too soon to look back at what have been the key releases from this revival. At least that’s what Ropeadope Records thinks in re-releasing this week Who Is This America from Antibalas only six years after its original release. AndRead More

Quickies: Akoya Afrobeat, Joe Jackson, Herbie Hancock

Most of this go around of Quickies is about catching up on some of the more recent big name releases. Spending so much time off the main highway of current music, I sometimes need to get back on it to regain a sense of where the mainstream is to begin with. Well, “mainstream” from the perspective of the middle-aged, anyway.Read More

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