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Nigeria 70 - Original Afro Classics


Download links and information about Nigeria 70 - Original Afro Classics. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Reggae, World Music genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:58:54 minutes.

Release date: 2009
Genre: Reggae, World Music
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:58:54
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No. Title Length
1. Tire Loma Da Nigbehin (Monomono Tire) 4:45
2. Chant to Mother Earth (Blo) 6:06
3. Ifa (Tunji Oyelana, The Benders) 4:59
4. Ikon Allah (Bala Miller, The Great Music Pirameeds Of Afrika) 5:46
5. La la La (Segun Bucknor) 3:28
6. Shango (Peter King) 5:38
7. No Discrimination (Tony Allen) 8:18
8. Akuyan Ekassa (Victor Uwaifo) 3:09
9. Better Change Your Mind (William Onyeabor) 8:24
10. Woman Made the Devil (Bongos Ikwue) 4:09
11. Alo Mi Alo (Parts 1 and 2) (Orlando Julius, The Afro Sounders) 8:03
12. Allah Wakbarr (Ofo & The Black Company) 3:30
13. Enjoy Yourself (Sahara All Stars Band Jos) 5:59
14. Dancing Time (The Funkees) 3:19
15. The Quest (Afro Cult Foundation) 8:09
16. Greetings (Joni Haastrup) 6:13
17. Kita Kita (Gasper Lawal) 6:00
18. Orere Elejigbo (The Lijadu Sisters) 4:13
19. Agboju Logun (Shina Williams & His African Percussionists) 11:33
20. Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental) (His African Beats) 7:13



If the 2005 collection World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love’s a Real Thing – The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa whet your appetite for more bygone sounds of obscure Afrobeat, consider 2008’s Nigeria 70 – Original Afro Classics to be the unofficial sequel – it even contains some of the same artists and songs from the 2005 comp like Ofo the Black Company’s hard-strutting “Allah Wakbarr.” More funk than psych, Monomono Tire opens with “Tire Loma Da Nigbehin,” turning Ghanaian drumming into juju-touched, percussive ambrosia bolstered by distorted Wurlitzer notes and heavy grooves of danceable bass leads played high on the neck. In attempting to approximate American folk-blues, Bongos Ikwue birthed his own sound with “Woman Made the Devil,” a breezy and bouncy number where playful Farfisa organ is contrasted with biting lyrics. Blo’s “Chant to Mother Earth” echoes some of Fela Kuti’s mellower jams until a spitting, hissing, serpentine guitar lead slithers in and rips the song wide open. Kuti’s own Tony Allen contributes “No Discrimination” with help from His Afro Messengers, dropping over eight minutes of impenetrable Afro-funk science.