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ghostcapital: Ikenga Super Stars of Africa- S/T aka "Greedy man" (Decca 288.155, Nigeria 1977)

ghostcapital: Ikenga Super Stars of Africa- S/T aka "Greedy man" (Decca 288.155, Nigeria 1977) | West African Funk | Scoop.it

The Ikenga Super Stars of Africa, led by Vincent Okoroego, a former member of Steven Osita Osadebe's Nigeria Sound Makers, were a leading Funk/Highlife group of the seventies and eighties in Nigeria. The Ikengas called their style of music "Ikwokilikwo," a word which has also been used to describe the early recordings of Oliver deCoque and Kabaka Opara of the Oriental Brothers, among others.

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http://www.antibalas.com/

http://www.antibalas.com/ | West African Funk | Scoop.it

Afrobeat has profoundly influenced important contemporary producers and musicians like Brian Eno and David Byrne, who credit Fela Kuti as an essential muse. More recently, the horn section of Antibalas have been guest musicians on TV On The Radio's highly acclaimed 2008 album Dear Science, as well as on British band Foals' 2008 album, Antidotes.

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The Funkees - The Dancing Time

The Funkees were a funk band from the east of Nigeria. They recorded a number of singles in the 1970s for HMV and EMI Nigeria, before moving to London to record their debut album The Point Of No Return.

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Alhaji K.Frimpong- KyenKyen Bi Adi Mawu

Ghana Highlife Classic from the late Alhaji K Frimpong. "Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu" is unquestionably one of the most vital and funky of Ghanaian songs from the highlife era. Here is a link from another website writing about this song. http://www.awesometapes.com/2006/05/alhaji-k.html

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Aquarium Drunkard » Psychedelic Aliens :: Psycho African Beat

Aquarium Drunkard » Psychedelic Aliens :: Psycho African Beat | West African Funk | Scoop.it

Two mp3s from Ghanaian psych-soul band, the Psychedelic Aliens. While not strictly funk it is from the same era and has strong funk influences.

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Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra

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the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra is a contemporary afro-beat band and are strongly influenced by Fela Kuti

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Afrobeat Music : National Geographic World Music

Afrobeat Music : National Geographic World Music | West African Funk | Scoop.it
Explore Afrobeat music at National Geographic World Music. Discover key Afrobeat artists and albums at the online home of world music.
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Nigerian Arts And Humanities

Nigerian Arts And Humanities | West African Funk | Scoop.it

This is a very long overview of the history of the country. The section titled, The Arts and Humanities, gives a history of Nigerian music which includes Afro-beat

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African Music Encyclopedia: Fela Anikulapo Kuti

African Music Encyclopedia: Fela Anikulapo Kuti | West African Funk | Scoop.it

A bio of Fela Kuti. The most famous of of all west african funk musicians and considered by many to be the best. 

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Aquarium Drunkard » Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra :: Black Man’s Cry

Aquarium Drunkard » Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra :: Black Man’s Cry | West African Funk | Scoop.it

This mp3 comes from the Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra. it was off of a compilation entitled Black Man's Cry: the Inspiration of Fela Kuti. Fela's inpiration is clearly evident in this song.

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