Request Line: (870) 277-1080 [email protected]
Text Your Gift to KLEK1 to 44-321 LEARN MORE

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

MUSIC MONDAY: “Blackman Know Yourself” – Celebrating Afrobeat (LISTEN)

Written by Good Black News

July 13, 2020

[Photo credit: Fela Kuti by Leni Sinclair / Getty Images]

The roots of Afrobeat began in Ghana during the early 1920s. When musicians incorporated influences like the foxtrot and calypso with Ghanaian rhythms like osibisaba (Fante).

Nigerian artists later solidified the Afrobeat groove in the late ’60s led by Fela Kuti. The sound is a complex fusion of jazz, funk, soul, Ghanaian highlife, psychedelic rock and traditional West African chants and rhythms.

This playlist features Kuti, his longtime collaborator Tony Allen, and his sons Femi and Seun. Plus The Funkees, Antibalas, Angélique Kidjo, Chicago Afrobeat Project, William Onyeabor, The Lijadu Sisters, and many other originators and modern practitioners of the art.

Enjoy, and don’t even try to sit still while it’s on.  Until next week, stay safe, sane, and kind.

Open in Spotify

by Marlon West (FB: marlon.west1 Twitter: @marlonw IG: stlmarlonwestSpotify: marlonwest)

Marlon West (photo courtesy Marlon West)

Original article source: https://goodblacknews.org/2020/07/13/music-monday-blackman-know-yourself-celebrating-afrobeat-listen/ | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

0 0 vote
Article Rating

Related Articles

MUSIC: “Fire & Desire” – Celebrating the Ballads of Late Soul Singer Teena Marie on Her 65th (LISTEN)

by Jeff Meier (FB: Jeff.Meier.90) With today’s Good Black News Spotify playlist, we salute a true ally of the Black musical community, the late Christine Marie Brockert a/k/a the one Read more

Janet Jackson Two-Night Documentary Event to Debut on Lifetime and A&E Networks in 2022

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson) Finally! Internationally renowned, Grammy Award-winning, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee Janet Jackson will be the focus of an upcoming documentary on Lifetime and Read more

R.I.P. Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer, 73, Founding Member of the Wailers with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh (VIDEO)

Bunny Wailer, a founding member of the Wailers and a reggae music titan whose career spanned seven decades, died today at the age of 73, according to the Jamaica Observer. Read more

Naomi Campbell Welcomes Pharrell Williams on Limited-Time YouTube Series “No Filter With Naomi” Today at 3PM EST (VIDEO)

International supermodel, activist and philanthropist Naomi Campbell welcomes musician, record producer, songwriter, singer, fashion designer and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams for an iconic conversation on “No Filter with Naomi,”  a limited-time series under her “Being Naomi” YouTube Read more

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Pin It on Pinterest