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Soundtracks Of Our Lives w/e 25 July 2010 CE
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Sin Agog
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Edited Jul 25, 2010, 12:25
Re: Soundtracks Of Our Lives w/e 25 July 2010 CE
Jul 25, 2010, 12:22
Terryto wrote:

Noticed VA - The World Ends: Afro-Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria on a couple of lists this week, is it worth checking out? Sounds excellent.

Have a good week.


Without reservation. The same label Soundway (based around the corner from me in Brighton) put out what I consider the definitive Nigerian compilation: Nigeria Special, but The World Ends comes very close to matching that one.

I wonder how Sublime Frequencies and Soundway are doing it. These compilations contain some of the best music ever made, and we're only just starting to twig onto the fact that it even existed decades too late.

This article's worth reading if you're into African music: How African Music Made it Big in Columbia. "The mobile soundsystems of 1970s Colombia embraced the music of Nigeria, Congo and beyond long before anyone else – and all because it reminded them of their donkeys."
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