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ARTIST
TITLE
Africa Before Invasion
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SOFA 001CD SOFA 001CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/17/2003

"Son of an Urhobo tribal chieftan, Najite Agindotan is a Master Drummer who, from a very young age traveled with the Urhobo cultural music troupe under his father's direction as they traveled throughout West Africa and performed at national festivals in their native Nigeria. In his early teens, Najite was introduced to the internationally renowned Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti and his new music called Afrobeat, a very potent combination of popular Nigerian dance styles layered with funk guitars, and an Africanized reinterpretation of the arrangement approach. Later, Najite became a student of Fela. This exciting debut of Najite Olokun Prophecy rocks hard in a funky way! You get the chicken-scratch guitars, the blazing horns, the wall of percussion, and the spacey keyboards of Afrobeat, set to the memorable melodies and rhythmic hooks of the wonderful songs Najite has composed especially for this album. 'Showtime', 'Lasisi', and 'Aorieo' are red hot, while 'Honesty', changes the pace with an almost housey-feeling mellow groove, and the joyous title track recalls Highlife music and the roots of the Afrobeat movement."