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Forge Your Own Chains

Forge Your Own Chains

cover versions of and music inspired by the godfather of afrobeat this approved anthology includes rare and previously unreleased music from nigeria ghana colombia trinidad and more nigeria's most famous musical export fela and his band africa 70 invented afrobeat his countrymen knew his music like americans know elvis but few westerners knew the extent of fela's genius as a result little has been said about fela's inspiration on others fela's music and that of his organization inspired musicians across the global village when afrobeat was new and novel this compilation focuses on the music fela inspired whether by fellow nigerians recording alongside him in the early 70s neighbours in ghana thenmodern colombian cumbia ensembles inspired by the man who injected a new feel into the yoruban rhythms that formed cumbiau2019s base trinidadian steel bands or the select few organizations left that have maintained felau2019s fury in the new millennium this is the first time that many of these tracks are not only offered a second chance for worthy introspection but in the case of many the first time they're being issued full stop deluxe box set also includes largeformat 10page booklet with extensive liner notes and previously unseen fela photos and other ephemera tracklist 1 cumbia moderna de soledad shacalao 2 dan satch and his atomic 8 dance band woman pin down 3 6th infantry brigade of the nigerian army black and proud 4 bola johnson hot pants 5 segun bucknor adebo 6 bola johnson u2013 never trust a woman 7 jerry hansen sisi mi 8 daktaris up side down 9 phirpo y sus caribes comencemos 10 lever brothers gay flamingoes egbi mi o black man's cry medley 11 mosco tiles fonclaire steel orchestra black man's cry 12 sylvania east side symphony egbi mi o black man's cry medley 13 lisandro meza shacalao 14 karl hector and the malcouns toure samar 15 whitefield brothers lullaby for lagos