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In search of African funk records: the guy that compiled the Afro-Rock cd tells about his encounters while hunting for vinyl in East Africa in this article at the Guardian site
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New label releasing African funk records. Their tracks are really rare, in fact they spent 5 months digging in West Africa to unearth afrobeat, highlife and funk gems which are really begging to be sampled. Currently only available as paid downloads with Emusic.com, but check out the Afrodisiac website for news
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Succesful afrobeat band based in NY; their live concert is reported to be sensational
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Label that released some of the best African funk compilations including 'Ouelele', 'Racubah' as well as new Afrobeat on the Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble cd.
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Dj team and compilers of hot albums such as the 'Future world funk' series which brings together Afrobeat and funk with other groove music from around the world.
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One of a number of new Afrobeat bands which strive to keep the spirit of Fela's performance alive
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Afrobeat is a term coined by the late Nigerian Superstar Fela Anikulapo Kuti for the unique musical hybrid he created fusing elements of Yoruba music with jazz, funk and big band. Since Fela's death, Afrobeat has grown to become a much broader genre. This page, part of a Nigerian arts directory, offers linsk to sites about the style.
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The label that released the classic 'Club Africa' compilations, as well as rereleases of Tony Allen's albums, Afrofunk outfit Oneness of Juju and another one by Orlando Julius, a Nigerian musician who in the 1960's inspired James Brown to compose 'I feel good'!
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London dj collective who named themselves after Nigerian musician (late) Fela Kuti's Shrine. They play afrobeat and old soul/funk vibes along with modern dance music from all angles and organize regular dance nights which occasionally have African rap acts performing.
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