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ARTIST
TITLE
People
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
FM 108LP FM 108LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/7/2002

"Whether in New York or Lagos, ghetto blasters/portable stereo systems are the heart and lungs which give rhythm to the streets. The story of Ghetto Blaster started in 1982 when two French musicians back from New York decided to go to Lagos to shoot a film telling the story of a meeting between African and European artists. Despite a journey full of setbacks, which forced them to sell almost all their possessions including their car, they reached Lagos where they formed a group called Ghetto Blaster. Some of the musicians of Ghetto Blaster came from the Fela and Sony Okossun's bands. Their music reflected their ambitions: funk with a Nigerian twist and furious afro beat saxophone sound. In 84 they signed with Island for an EP. They toured with James Brown, Archie Shepp, Manu Dibango and Fela. After years of work they released their LP People in 1986 which gained the group a wider audience. Due to tragic events the group separated, but it is now reforming (a new album is coming up for 2002.)"