Sharing the culture, with next level Afrobeat & Congolese rumba, plus others.
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Afrobeat Brighton Party presents
Sharing the culture, with next level Afrobeat & Congolese rumba, Yoruba Juju Music, Igbo Highlife Music, Yoruba Apala Music, Soukous
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Afrobeat & Congolese rumba
Afrobeat was developed in the late 1960s led by Fela Kuti
who, with drummer Tony Allen, experimented with different contemporary music of the time. Afrobeat stemmed from Highlife which began in Ghana in the early 1920s. ... He returned to Lagos and played a highlife-jazz hybrid.
"Power Show" was recorded after a particularly savage beating, Fela Kuti received at the hands of the Nigeria police early 1981, no-one has ever been prosecuted for the very serious assault.
Beginnings. Styles of music that make up afrobeats largely began sometime in the late 90s and early-mid-2000s. With the launching of MTV Base Africa in 2005, West Africa was given a large platform through which artists could grow.
Jùjú is a style of Nigerian popular music, derived from traditional Yoruba percussion.
After highlife music, juju became the popular, dominant sound in Nigeria during the second half of the 20th century. Derived from traditional Yoruba percussion, jùjú music was believed to have been created by musician AbdulRafiu Babatunde King, known as Tunde King.
In its fully developed form, juju is a dance music played by large ensembles centered around guitar and percussion: several guitarists play interlocking, complex melodies over a thundering wall of rhythm, led by traditional Yoruba talking drums (whose heads can be tightened or loosened while they're being played, in ...
Congolese rumba is a popular genre of dance music that originated in the Congo basin during the 1940s, deriving from Cuban son. The style gained popularity throughout Africa during the 1960s and 1970s.
It is known as Lingala in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania after the Lingala language of the lyrics in the majority of the songs. In Zambia and Zimbabwe, where Congolese music is also influential, it is still usually referred to as rumba. It is also an individual dance.
In December 2021, Congolese rumba was added to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage.