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African Jazz

Old World/New World, Part 2

By Published: March 12, 2003

All that said, it's essential to focus on the bottom line. Don't get caught up in the details: this is trance music at its very roots. It has a wonderful ability to transport you through time and space. And that part is real simple.




Tracks and Personnel

Africa Before Invasion

Tracks: Showtime; Lasisi; Honesty; Aorieo; A.B.I.

Personnel: Najite Agindotan: lead vocalist, congas, talking drum; Omo ogun: congas, backup vocals; Rock Samori: bembe, dun dun; N'gala: trap drums; Sherwood (Wooden Head): bass; Nat Nyema: guitar; Nate Morgan: acoustic piano; Charley: electric piano & organ; Kpapko Adu: trumpet; Phil Ramelin: trombone; Bobby Bryant: alto sax; Alaah-deen: tenor sax; Andrew Gerald: flute; Chini Kopano, Ndugu, Makida Anderson, Carol Abata: singers.

Salute to the Highlife Pioneers

Tracks: Mama Dey for Kumba; Bere Bote; Maame; Olomi Jowo; Tamumo Bo Ibroma; Omo Pupa; Taxi Driver; Hoana Nom A; So Ala Temen; Esi; Adunni; It's Time For Highlife; Kajo.

Personnel: Ken Okulolo: lead and background vocals, bass guitar, talking drum, clave, shekere, guitar; Adesoji Odukogbe: lead and background vocals, clave, lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitar; Pope Flyne: lead and background vocals, keyboard, shekere; Nii Armah Hammond: congas, background vocals; Lemi Barrow: lead and background vocals, trap drums, shekere. Guests: Manas Itiene, Chisa Tayari: background vocals.

Eloping With The Sun

Tracks: Sand Choir; Dawn Son; Hop-Kin; Step Dance; Dream.

Personnel: William Parker: zintir; Joe Morris: banjo, banjouke; Hamid Drake: frame drum.



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