Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination – Ire

Free download from the new Nigeria 70 compilation, out very soon.

Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination – Ire  (soundcloud) (mediafire)
From: Nigeria 70- Sweet Times Afro-Funk Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos (May 10th, Strut)

Strut announce the return of their pioneering ‘Nigeria 70’ compilation series with an exclusive new third volume: ‘Sweet Times: Afro Funk, Highlife & Juju from 1970s Lagos’ compiled again by series curator Duncan Brooker. 

Excavating another choice batch of rare grooves from Nigeria’s label archives, the new edition places the spotlight on some of the deeper fusions happening across the country during the 1970s as traditional guitar highlife blended with jazz and funk, hypnotic juju grooves became more progressive and young Nigerian bands came through with their own heavy West African take on U.S. soul, funk, disco and rock.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE highlife! Im an american kid who has been recently introduced to Nigerian music and musicians such Fela kuti and king sunny ADE