MIXist: Advanced Afrobeat For Beginners

Matt Craig 2006 Botswana"Botswana '06" by Matt Craig

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “It was the sound of post-independence Nigeria, not Vampire Weekend.” Suffice it to say that Afrobeat has become an increasingly prominent element in today’s fusion music. Yet we seldom stop to think where these unique tones originated. So this compilation marks the beginning of a series dedicated to investigating the peaks and troughs of a glossed-over genre. After all, no musical victory is without its unsung heroes.

Various Artists - "Advanced Afrobeat For Beginners"

1. Sun Ra - "Imagination" | 00:00
2. Akoya Afrobeat - "Oluya" | 00:37
3. Orlando Julius - "My Girl" | 08:15
4. Stephen Osita Amaechi & His Afro-Rhythm-Skies - "Afro Baby" | 11:35
5. Solomon Ilori and His Afro Drum Ensemble - "Yaba E" | 14:43
6. Godwin Ezike & The Ambassadors - "Tori Wow" | 20:14
7. Bola Johnson & His Easy Life To Pbeats - "Buroda Mase" | 23:24
8. The Sahara All Stars Of Jos - "Feso Jaiye" | 28:21
9. Eddie Okwedy - "Happy Survival" | 32:31
10. The Immortals - "Hot Tears" | 35:39
11. Peter King - "African Dialects" | 38:29
12. Ashanti Afrika Jak - "Onyame" | 43:26
13. Tony Allen Plays With Africa 70 - "Ariya" | 48:22
14. The Apagya Show Band - "Tamfo Nyi Ekyir" | 57:07