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Fela Kuti - 52% match to King Sunny Ade

Genres: World Music Jazz Music Videos & Concerts World Music R&B / Soul Jazz
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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. Read more

Orchestra Baobab - 44% match to King Sunny Ade

Genres: World Music
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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

Youssou N'Dour - 31% match to King Sunny Ade

Genres: World Music Kids & Family Musicals & The Arts
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1 October 1959, Dakar, Senegal. Born in the Medina, or ‘old town’, district of Dakar, N’Dour is the son of Ndeye Sokhna Mboup, herself a well-known traditional musician, who gave him his grounding in the traditional music of the Wolof people. His first public performances came with two local music and drama groups, including Sine Dramatic, which he joined in 1 Read more

Ebo Taylor - 29% match to King Sunny Ade

Genres: World Music Pop / Rock
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William Onyeabor - 28% match to King Sunny Ade

Genres: World Music Country & Bluegrass Dance
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Manu Dibango - 21% match to King Sunny Ade

Genres: Jazz World Music
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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

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