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AfroBeat (Afro Music Appreciation Space)

Postby Ghostjax » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:51 am

For far too long we Africans living abroad don't rate AfroMusic. It is just of recent that some part Uk and the states started dancing to this. And this is only in fact brought by the rise in cultural borrowing; Africans in the diaspora these days likes to dance to afromusic, particularly from artists like Nigerian Olamide, Ghanian dance hall artists like Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy and many other artist.

According to wikipedia, Afrobeat is a music genre which involves the combination of elements of West African musical styles such as fuji music and highlife with American funk and jazz influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion. The term was coined in the 1960s by Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti, who is responsible for pioneering and popularizing the style both within and outside Nigeria.

Many jazz musicians have been attracted to Afrobeat. From Roy Ayers in the 1970s to Randy Weston in the 1990s, there have been collaborations that have resulted in albums such as Africa: Centre of the World by Roy Ayers, released on the Polydore label in 1981. In 1994 Branford Marsalis, the American jazz saxophonist, included samples of Fela's "Beast of No Nation" on his Buckshot LeFonque album. The new generation of DJs and musicians of the 2000s who have fallen in love with both Kuti's material and other rare releases have made compilations and remixes of these recordings, thus re-introducing the genre to new generations of listeners and fans of afropop and groove.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrobeat#Influence
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Re: AfroBeat (Afro Music Appreciation Space)

Postby Ghostjax » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:59 pm

Seeing the growing popularity of Afrobeats and Nigerian artists, Universal Music Group and Sony Music opened up offices in Lagos. There hopes are to sign local artist and turn them into global sensations.
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Ghostjax wrote:For far too long we Africans living abroad don't rate AfroMusic. It is just of recent that some part Uk and the states started dancing to this. And this is only in fact brought by the rise in cultural borrowing; Africans in the diaspora these days likes to dance to afromusic, particularly from artists like Nigerian Olamide, Ghanian dance hall artists like Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy and many other artist.

According to wikipedia, Afrobeat is a music genre which involves the combination of elements of West African musical styles such as fuji music and highlife with American funk and jazz influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion. The term was coined in the 1960s by Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti, who is responsible for pioneering and popularizing the style both within and outside Nigeria.

Many jazz musicians have been attracted to Afrobeat. From Roy Ayers in the 1970s to Randy Weston in the 1990s, there have been collaborations that have resulted in albums such as Africa: Centre of the World by Roy Ayers, released on the Polydore label in 1981. In 1994 Branford Marsalis, the American jazz saxophonist, included samples of Fela's "Beast of No Nation" on his Buckshot LeFonque album. The new generation of DJs and musicians of the 2000s who have fallen in love with both Kuti's material and other rare releases have made compilations and remixes of these recordings, thus re-introducing the genre to new generations of listeners and fans of afropop and groove.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrobeat#Influence
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