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Extra Golden

A cross-continental cooperation, Extra Golden began with Ian Eagleson’s paperwork from the Benga music of Kenya and Nairobi for his doctoral thesis. Beginning in 2000, Eagleson was aided in his function by Kenyan musician Otieno Jagwasi, who performed in a music group with drummer Onyango Wuod Omari known as Orchestra …

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Dino Saluzzi

Composer, arranger, and world-class bandoneon participant Dino Saluzzi was created in 1935 in Campo Santo, Argentina, the boy of multi-instrumentalist and composer Cayetano Saluzzi, and spent his years as a child in Buenos Aires, where he was an associate from the Orquestra Estable in Radio un Mundo. By age 14 …

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23 Skidoo

Early compatriots of Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle in Britain’s experimental/commercial scene, 23 Skidoo pursued an improvisational fusion of cultural drumming and post-punk dance on the few recordings of the first ’80s. Named following a slang expression in the 1920s that acquired originally made an appearance in the task of …

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Orlando Julius

Few artists have already been more essential to the invention, development, and popularization of Afro-pop than Orlando Julius. Beginning within the ’60s, Julius was fusing traditional African noises and rhythms with those of American pop, spirit, and R&B. Apart from carrying out and documenting in his indigenous Nigeria, he spent …

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Ratau Mike Makhalemele

Many consider Ratau Mike Makhalemele among Southern Africa’s leading saxophonists. Playing expertly since the past due ’60s, Makhalemele produced his widest impression as an associate from the Drive, an organization he created with Henry Sithole in the 1970s. An extremely respected session participant, Makhalemele spent some time working with Champion …

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Randy Weston

Putting Randy Weston into filter, bop-derived classes only tells area of the tale of the restless musician. You start with the gospel of bop based on Thelonious Monk, Weston provides gradually utilized the notice and heart of African and Caribbean rhythms and music, welding everything jointly into a looking, energizing, …

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Michael Blake

Jazz saxophonist Michael Blake was an associate from the the Lounge Lizards from 1990 on, and kept dynamic in a number of additional N.Con.C.-centered innovative jazz projects. After he was created in Montreal in 1964, his family members relocated to California for a short while, then settled back Canada, in …

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Martin Meissonnier

Paris-based record producer Martin Meissonnier is among the main producers of worldbeat and cultural recordings. A pioneer and spokesman for the house studio motion, Meissonnier offers overseen albums by such performers as Ruler Sunny Ade, Ray Lema, Fela Kuti, Cheb Khaled, Amina, and Haruomi Hosono. Inside a middle-’90s interview, Meissonnier …

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Kokolo

Kokolo’s punk-infused mixture of Afro-beat, salsa, jazz, and funk provides taken the behemoth NY City-based collective all around the globe. Shaped in 2001 by vocalist/songwriter Ray Lugo and British trombonist Chris Morrow, the music group grew into an eight-piece and became a fixture at renowned NY avant-garde haven the Knitting …

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Prince Nico Mbarga

The death of vocalist and guitarist Prince Nico Mbarga, carrying out a motorbike accident on June 24, 1997, marked the passage of among Africa’s most influential performers. Although he just documented one significant strike, “Sweet Mom,” in 1976, which offered a lot more than 13 million copies, Mbarga performed an …

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