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ARTIST
TITLE
Lagos Chop Up
FORMAT
2LP

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CATALOG #
HJR 015LP HJR 015LP
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RELEASE DATE
7/18/2005

"Fela's success in the West has hidden from view the mind-boggling range of modern Nigerian music. Though formally these two compilations put things in perspective -- ranging across styles from the mid-sixties to the early eighties -- musically they are just staggering. There is juju apala, Afro-funk, highlife. Some breathtaking classic fuji -- raw Muslim street music -- for twenty-five years now the real soundtrack of Lagos youth. And the Afrobeat tracks here include one of the best you'll ever hear: thirteen minutes of Shina WIlliams And His African Percussions. As Chief Ebenezer Obey puts it -- 'Eyi Yato,' something different. With detailed notes by Michael Veal, Fela's biographer, and great artwork from Lagos." Artists: Sir Shina Adewale And His Super Stars International, Dr Victor Olaiya, Etubom Rex Williams, Kollington Ayinla, Ikenga Super Stars of Africa, Nigeria Army Rhythm Group, Eastern Minstrels, Oliver De Coque And His Expo '76, Steven Amechi And His Rhythm Skies, Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson, Workers Brigade Band.