Afrobaby: The Evolution of the Afro​-​Sound in Nigeria 1970​-​79

by Various Artists

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Nigeria in the 1970s had one of the biggest recording industries on the continent as well as one of the most diverse. The fusion of African rhythms and culture with jazz, funk, soul and rock was an Africa wide phenomenon but nowhere was it more prolific and active than the cities and dance floors of Nigeria. These twelve rarities highlight how the Afro – Sound influenced all areas of the music scene and how it progressed throughout a very creative and energetic decade. From funky afro-jazz, soul and afro-highlife to big, dance floor afro-beat Nigeria led the way in West Africa at the time.

“A contender for compilation of the year” - Songlines

“If you don’t feel this music you’ve lost your life force” - XLR8R (USA)

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released May 4, 2004

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