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Soul Jazz Records Presents YORUBA! Songs and Rhythms for the Yoruba Gods in Nigeria

Soul Jazz Records



CD

Released: 4th May 2018

£13.99


2LP + download

Released: 4th May 2018

£23.99


the always fantastic soul jazz label gifts us with this compilation of newly recorded material, fresh out of Lagos, Nigeria.

The enormous impact of Yoruba & West African music is worldwide, from the first Afro-centric explorations of African-American jazz musicians in the 1950s such as Art Blakey, Randy Weston & Dizzy Gillespie, the explosion of Nu Yorican Latin music in New York City starting in the 1960s - Mambo, Boogaloo, Latin funk & soul - through to the sacred & powerful Afro-derived music of the religions of Santería in Cuba, Candomblé in Brazil & Voodoo in Haiti, which all came into existence on account of the Atlantic slave trade which began over 400 years ago. The album comes complete with extensive text & photography depicting the influence of Yoruba culture throughout the world & the social & historical context for the music contained here.

Soul Jazz Records Presents YORUBA! Songs and Rhythms for the Yoruba Gods in Nigeria

Tracklist

  1. Homage To Yemoja
  2. Homage To Esu
  3. Sakara Instrumental
  4. Ensemble
  5. Homage To Obatala
  6. Eulogy To Amila
  7. Homage To Sango
  8. Agbe Gbe-Wadele
  9. Eulogy To Ori-Ola
  10. Bata Drums Ensemble
  11. Homage To Osun
  12. Eshere
  13. Dundun Instrumental
  14. Ensemble
  15. Homage To Ogun