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NIGERIA FREEDOM SOUNDS! Calypso, Highlife, Juju & Apala: Popular Music

VA / Soul Jazz Records Present

Label: Soul Jazz Records
Release Date: 15 July 2016
Format: LP Double Vinyl

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VA / Soul Jazz Records Presents NIGERIA FREEDOM SOUNDS! Calypso, Highlife, Juju & Apala: Popular Music And The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960-63 Limited Gatefold Heavyweight Vinyl 2LP Set + Download

Soul Jazz Records' new Nigeria Freedom Sounds! features a stunning selection of material spotlighting the vibrant musical scene in Nigeria at the start of the 1960s. With a wealth of musical and cultural history and newly independent from Britain, Nigerian music during this era was complex, diverse and forward-thinking, with musicians as excited in exploring their country's own musical lineage with styles such as Juju and Apala as they were in adapting and absorbing outside influences such as Ghanaian Highlife, Caribbean Calypsos and Mambo and more. This album features many of the defining artists of this time who helped shape the Nigerian musical scene. Artists include I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots, Haruna Ishola and his Group, E.C. Arinze, Sammy Akpabot and His All Stars, Godwin Omobuwa and his Soundmakers, Ganiyu Kale and His Guinea Mambo Orchestra and many more. The heavyweight gatefold 2xLP comes with full sleevenotes and download code.

Featured Tracks:
1. E Ma Mobun Saya
2. Ariwo
3. Aye Wa Kael
4. Baby I Tire
5. Iba Awon Agba
6. Chukwu Fulum Nanya
7. Cool Cats Invitation
8. Iyawo-ile
9. Freedom Highlife
10. Bonfo
11. Owo Ni Fari
12. Cut Your Coat According to Your Size
13. Lumumba Calypso
14. Save for a Rainy Day
15. Onyeoma Rosa
16. Look, Look, Look
17. Saturday Night
18. Iyawo Ma Pa Mi
19. You Cheat Me
20. Ozo Emena
21. Obo Mi Ebe Mi
22. Olowufuja Sawa
23. Omo Alara
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