The world of Afrobeat music is explored and celebrated on Nu-Afrobeat Experience.
The world of Afrobeat music is explored and celebrated on Nu-Afrobeat Experience. Blending various genres of music, including jazz and electronica with African rhythms, the set serves as a showcase for artists following in the footsteps of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulpo-Kuti. Jagunlabi's "Sora," with its distinct dance influences, is tailor-made for dancefloors. "Jekalewa," by Tony Allen, is both otherwordly and grounded, as sonic samples meet traditional chants and hip-hop-influenced lyrics over a funky guitar riff. Other highlights include Ayetoro's "Revenge of the Flying Monkeys" and Dele Sosimi's piano-driven "Turbulent Times." With its infectious grooves and good vibes, Nu-Afrobeat Experience makes for the perfect introduction for those unfamiliar with the genre.—RH