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Fela Kuti - 46% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, 15 October 1938, Abeokuta, Nigeria, d. 2 August 1997, Nigeria. Kuti was a primary influence behind the invention and development of Afro-Beat, the west African fusion of agit-prop lyrics and dance rhythms that has been a major medium of social protest for the urban poor since the late 60s.Kuti was born to middle Read more

King Sunny Ade - 45% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sunday Adeniyi, 1 September 1946, Oshogbo, Nigeria. When Ade dropped out of school in 1963 in order to play with semi-professional Lagos juju bands, his parents - from the royal family of Ondo - were horrified. In Nigeria, as in much of Africa, music was regarded by ‘respectable’ people as a very low-caste occupation. Ade’s subsequent national and internationa Read more

Baaba Maal - 40% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: Dance World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 November 1953, Podor, Senegal. Vocalist and guitarist Maal had humble origins, growing up in the sparsely populated town of Podor, where his father worked in the fields, but also had the honour of calling worshippers to the mosque using song. The influence of Islam would remain central to his son’s activities too, both father and son being members of the Fulani commu Read more

Manu Dibango - 37% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 December 1933, Douala, Cameroon. Sent to France to complete his education in 1949, Dibango lived in Paris until 1956. By now a proficient saxophonist and classically trained pianist, he then moved to Brussels, Belgium. In Brussels, he played regularly at the Black Angels Club, developing his fusion of jazz and Cameroonian makossa music. In 1960, he joined the band led by Read more

Oumou Sangare - 32% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1968, Bamako, Mali. One of the new generation of female voices in Malian music, Sangaré made her first public appearance at the age of six at the Omnisports Stadium Hall in Bamako, encouraged by her mother, a sogoninkun singer who performed at weddings and rituals. She continued to sing through the rest of her adolescence and in 1986 she was recruited to the Malian tr Read more

Femi Kuti - 22% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 June 1962, London, England. Son of the legendary Nigerian Afro-Beat pioneer Fela Kuti, Femi is a worthy successor to his father and has added a new dimension to the polyrhythmic sound in which his father specialised. Femi has added the exuberance of young Lagos as well as the sounds of American dance music. This element has been enhanced by the fondness for his music by s Read more

Orchestra Baobab - 22% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1970 as the weekend house band at a Dakar club for government officials, Orchestra Baobab (aka Orchestre Du Bawobab) were early Senegalese fusionists who paved the way for artists such as Youssou N’Dour and Touré Kunda. The original line-up included Baro N’Diaye (saxophone), Barthelemy Attisso (guitar), Latfi Benjeloum (guitar), Charlie N’Diaye ( Read more

Issa Bagayogo - 20% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1961, Korin, Mali. Converging the traditional sounds of griot and western dance music, Bagayogo has been nicknamed ‘Techno Issa’ in his home country. The singer-songwriter began singing and playing the kamelégoni (a six-stringed harp, traditionally associated with hunters in the Wassoulou region) and the daro (a metal bell) while working on the family farm. Read more

Rebecca Pidgeon - 19% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: Folk Jazz Vocals
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Mahmoud Ahmed - 15% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 May 1941, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ahmed sang at weddings and family gatherings from a very early age, but while he was still a child, his family became homeless when his father lost his job. Forced to work as a shoeshine boy, the young Ahmed’s education inevitably suffered and he was expelled from school for poor attendance. Following his headmaster’s advice that Read more

Hugh Masekela - 13% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hugh Rampolo Masekela, 4 April 1939, Witbank, Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africa’s leading émigré trumpeter and band leader was born into a musical family, which boasted one of the largest jazz record collections in the city. One of Masekela’s earliest memories is of winding up the household gramophone for his parents; by the age of 10, he was Read more

Samite - 13% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: World Music
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Max Roach - 11% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maxwell Lenard Roach, 10 January 1924, New Land, North Carolina, USA, d. 16 August 2007, New York City, New Yok, USA. One of the most technically gifted musicians in the history of jazz, Roach was a major figure in the development of the music and his consistently high standard of performance never faltered.Learning to play drums in his pre-teenage ye Read more

Miriam Makeba - 11% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 March 1932, Johannesburg, South Africa. d. 10 November 2008, Castel Volturno, Italy. The vocalist who first put African music on the international map in the 60s, Makeba began her professional career in 1950, when she joined Johannesburg group the Cuban Brothers. She came to national prominence during the mid-50s as a member of leading touring group the Manhattan Brothers, Read more

The Souljazz Orchestra - 11% match to Babatunde Olatunji

Genres: Jazz Latin World Music
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