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Ibara: River Crossing
"The album is conceived and compiled by Osunlade for Yoruba Records/Soul Jazz Records. The new album features deep house, African funk, nu soul and jazz, and broken beats from around the world. Featuring members of the Yoruba family of artists -- KB, Nadirah Shakoor, Santos, Djinji Brown alongside similarly-like minded artists from around the world -- Brasil, America, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Africa and more -- this is a revelatory selection of new tracks all exclusively made for this album (including an exclusive new Osunlade track 'Acrylic Venezuela'). The album showcases the wide sound of Yoruba -- Deep, spiritually uplifting music. Many of the artists are well known with deep musical roots -- from KB, a soul/R'nB superstar in South Africa to Djinji Brown, the son of spiritual jazz legend Marion Brown (who joins his son on this track) even down to the Yoruba front-cover artwork being designed by Master at Work Louie Vega's cousin. As well as working with many of the artists featured on this album Osunlade continues to remix and produce for an ever increasing range of artists that include 4 Hero, Salif Keita, Ms Dynamite, Zero 7, Cearia Evora, Incognito, Roy Ayers, John Beltran and many more. Yoruba Records was launched by Osunlade as a means to promote many of his favorite artists and develop what he refers to as his 'ancestral' sound."