Afrobeat drumming pioneer Tony Allen celebrated a birthday July 20, and STG follows that up with a survey of the contemporary Afrobeat scene, from Nigeria to Europe to the USA to some corners of the world where you might not expect to find Afrobeat groups.
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Antibalas “Who Is This America Dem Speak of Today?” from Who is This America?
Tamedun “Tamedun Don Come” from Nu Afrobeat Experience
Kokolo “Mama Don’t Want No Gun” from More Consideration
Hard Proof “Painted Flowers” from Public Hi-Fi Sessions 03 – EP
Marabout Orkestra “L’affreux beat” from Seven Lives
Kokolo “Talk-Action = Zero” from Fuss and Fight
Tragavenao Orquesta Afrobeat “Caramelo del Diablo” from Tragavenao Orquesta Afrobeat
Set break — KAOS Community Billboard
Hoodna Afrobeat Orchestra “violence” from Let Go
Cacique ’97 “Eu Quero Tudo” from Cacique ’97
Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra “Your Way (Masala Sound System Remix)” from Wëndelu
Tony Allen “Elewon Po” from Secret Agent
Toli Nameless & The Femm Nameless “Ibajekbe (What If)” from The Rough Guide to Afrobeat Revival
Akoya Afrobeat “Star Wars” from Introducing the Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble
Chicago Afrobeat Project “Inner city blues” from Nyash Up!
Karandila Gypsy Brass Orchestra “Gypsy Afrobeat” from Cyclops Camel
The Daktaris “upside down” from Soul Explosion
La Chiva Gantiva “Cosmeticos” from Pelao
Boom Pam “Ars Meduplam” from Rock Gitano: Pandemonium Gitano (A Compendium of Global Gypsy Tunes)
Cocek! Brass Band “Town Tax Man” from Round Two
Magnifico “Dalmazia” from Charlatan de Balkan
Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar
The Souljazz Orchestra “Mista President” from We Love Afrobeat!
The Ukrainians “Vorony” from Evolutsiya!
Fatoumata Diawara “kanou” from Fatou
Leni Stern “hide and seek” from Dakar Suite