African Music

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I love African music... I don't listen to it every day but once in a while I do enjoy it. I always loved the blues, which has its roots in African music, so it is clear where it comes from.

So today I was listening to Ali Fark Toure (I will come back to him another time), but then youtube continued to the next album, and I found myself listening to this wonderful vibrant African artist, I never heard anything about him, but it is a very cool album from 1973! Afrobeat style, a mixture of jazz, soul, funk, African rhythms and melodies - in short, give it a listen you'll not regret it!

To read about Fela go here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fela_Kuti


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Edited by TeeGee on May 29 2019 13:07
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never noticed how this sounds really African -- but after listening some to The Funkees -- this was one of the choices
[youtube]-Xic-CHInek[/youtube]
Edited by GemmyF on May 29 2019 17:47
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[wl]102727[/wl]

Text in Zulu... pronunciation ?
Edited by Tofzegrit on May 29 2019 23:17
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Tofzegrit wrote:
[wl]102727[/wl]

Text in Zulu... pronunciation ?


Wow you did a great Afrobeat track there, wel done!!!
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when I think of African I think of a less Western-ized influence --other than the electric guitar in the 2nd piece
and the relentless groove of the 3rd piece and the really "different" sounding vocal lines ---(imagine hearing for the first time and never hearing reggae) Reminds me of old Mexican folk music
Edited by GemmyF on June 17 2019 18:21
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Fela was more than a fantastic musician, he was politically involved and had a few problems when he decided to declare his home an independant place called the Kalakuta Republic where you could find a free hospital. The story of this man really deserves a movie !

A lot of his songs are about his political life.
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