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Shina Williams And His African Percussionists

African Dances

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Released: 8th Jun 2018



Released: 1st Jun 2018


this is the First official reissue of the extremely rare full-length album by the Lagos-based bandleader: a GROUND-BREAKING, CLASSIC BOOGIE & DISCO record FROM 1979 NIGERIA.

The record was born in 1979 when Shina put Biddy Wright, Fred Fisher, Saliu Alabi, Prince Bola, Tutu Shoronmu, Tunde Willimas & several other decorated Nigerian musicians - who played with the likes of Fela Kuti, SJOB Movement, Sonny Okoson, King Bucknor amongst others - together to record. The result is ‘African Dances’, a timeless fusion of afrobeat, electronics, boogie & disco. this Includes his best-known song, ‘Agboju Logun’ was ground-breaking - “I want to show the whole wide world that Africa is alive with modern musicians to reckon with anywhere,”. if you like this, you should check out ‘afro-funk & juju from 1970s lagos’, ‘doing it in lagos’ & ‘boogie breakdown: south African synth-disco’; all fantastic compilations!

African Dances


  1. Cunny Jam Wayo
  2. Agboju Logun
  3. Gboro Mi Ro