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ARTIST
TITLE
La'ila
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
PMG 016LP PMG 016LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/19/2016

LP version. Includes download code. Reissue of Akwassa's La'ila, originally released in 1975. Akwassa were among the best Afro-beat bands coming from Nigeria. They were one of the early Nigerian Funk bands to get an album out. They were related to the Heads Funk Band and most members were part of both bands. They managed to release two albums as Akwassa. Their debut La'ila came out on a well-known Afro-beat label, Afrodisia Records. Akwassa were originally a duo made of Felix Day (guitar and vocals) and Kevin Coburn (organ, synthesizer and vocals). Felix Day is actually Feladey, the guitarist in Aktion (another top-notch Nigerian). On La'ila the band used a lot of synthesizers and the overall sound is very pleasing. Overall, the album has a raw and unpolished sound, but that's what brings that certain spark for being among the very best in the Afro-beat genre.