Showing posts with label luaka pop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label luaka pop. Show all posts

Saturday, March 18, 2017

William Onyebor LP Box Set

When Luaka Bop puts a box set together they ain't messing around. Stacey gave this to me for a birthday present yesterday and it is stunning. Listening to it right now for a second time. William Onyebor was an original and a treasure of Nigeria RIP.
It includes a historical booklet including digital download card and rare 45. 
 There is also a huge double sided poster. I am going to get this framed.
 Here are the albums included and not a dud in the lot. The Lijadu Sister sing backup vocals on a few tracks. 
 The best thing about having your birthday on St.Pats is there are always a ton of people partying like idgets. Good times.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

William Onyeabor - Fantastic Man - Nigerian Smooth And Good Club

 More proof that African music was more diverse and inventive than anywhere else in the world. 
William Onyeabor is a funk musician from Nigeria. His songs are often heavily rhythmic and synthesized, occasionally epic in scope, with lyrics decrying war sung by both Onyeabor himself and female backing vocalists.

Fantastic Man

Documentary for William Onyeabor but it covers a good deal of African bands I love.