Various - Contemporary Afro Beat - out on Tramp Records february 14th
Various - Contemporary Afro Beat: A Fine Selection Of Some Of Today's Most Exciting Afro Beat Bands From All Over The World
(CD/LP/Digital) Tramp Records TRLP/CD-9010, 2011-02-14
This, the third volume in the Contemporary... series is indeed very special as it is simultaneously the tenth album released on Tramp Records. Afro Beat, the original hybrid of Jazz, Funk and West African highlife created by Fela Ransome-Kuti and Tony Allen in the late 1960s, is everything else than dead in 2011: Open your mind and ears and enjoy the exciting sounds of Odu, Afromotive, Jojo Quo & his Challengers and all the others. Fela declared his music "the progressive music of the future". Well, the future has come. This is Contemporary Afro Beat.
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