The Qobuz Ideal Discography
De ideale platencollectie bestaat uit originele, ongecompileerde albums die een belangrijke stempel hebben gedrukt op de muziekgeschiedenis of die een essentiële opname hebben binnen elk genre. Door het downloaden of streamen van deze albums begint u een muzikale reis door de jaren heen.
3 albums gesorteerd op Date: from newest to oldest en gefilterd op Afrobeat
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Afrobeat - Verschenen op 12 april 2011 | Strut
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At the beginning of the 20th century, musicians from the Gold Coast (the former name of Ghana) drew from jazz to dominate African urban music with an explosive cocktail called “highlife”. But their supremacy slowly faded away with the invention of afrobeat in the 1970s by Nigerian Fela Kuti, who started his career making highlife sounds. From then on, this passionately funky and Afrocentric rhythm has slowly invaded the entire Western Africa. Ghanaian singer and guitarist Ebo Taylor, a friend of the “Black President”, has dedicated his career to the Nigerian-born style. Discovered belatedly in Europe with his 2009 album Love and Death, Ebo Taylor has since then enjoyed a worldwide recognition, which naturally led to an update of the works from his glorious albeit continental past. In 2011, English label Strut Records reset the Ebo Taylor clock with this flamboyant compilation featuring the gems the Ghanaian artist disseminated on his path between 1973 and 1980. Relentless rhythmics, gleaming brass, vivacious and colourful guitar solos, and engaging chants were part of his music from the very beginning. These tracks prove that with various formations (Uhuru-Yenzu, Asaase Ase, The Apagya Showband and Super Sounds Namba, with his fellow countrymen and singers Pat Thomas and C. K. Mann) or in solo, Ebo Taylor has always been able to spark some magic. © Benjamin MiNiMuM / Qobuz