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John Armstrong Presents Afrobeat Brasil (2017)

John Armstrong Presents Afrobeat Brasil (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:13:39 | 184 Mb
Genre: Funk, Broken Beat, Nu Jazz, Dance / Label: BBE

The African beat has always been essential to Brazil's music. But now the new generation of musicians, singers and rappers are tweaking the basics of Fela's funk to fit with samba swing, bossa tempo and nordestino nous. John Armstrong's new compilation Afrobeat Brasil features 14 blazing tracks from 2011 to 2017 that nod towards Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mali and beyond - with feet firmly in Brazil. For the first time outside Brazil, a careful selection of modern Afrobeat- inspired tunes from across several Brazilian genres, taking in cutting-edge players from Rio, São Paulo, Salvador, Porto Alegre -and even Paris. No slavish Fela Kuti copycats these, but rather Afrobeat and other specific African tempos and rhythms used as a blueprint, a building- block for new directions in Brazilian music.
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Pat Thomas - Coming Home: Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967-1981 (2016)

Pat Thomas - Coming Home: Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967-1981 (2016)
Funk, Soul, Afrobeat, World | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:15:14 | 309 MB
Label: Strut

"Ghanaian highlife master and “The Golden Voice Of Africa”, Pat Thomas, with his first full career retrospective covering his late ‘60s big band highlife recordings through to the “burger highlife” movement of the early ‘80s." (From Strut press release) The spine and disks state 1967-1981 while the front cover states 1964-1981. The Strut implies that 1967 would be correct "When a new incarnation of Broadway Dance Band was created in ‘67, led by Ebo Taylor, Thomas received his first big break."
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