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Audio: Nigeria 70 Present Afro Funk, Highlife & Juju from 1970s Lagos


Overwhelming excitement about this! Strut announce the return of their pioneering "Nigeria 70" compilation series with an exclusive new third volume: Sweet Times: Afro Funk, Highlife & Juju from 1970s Lagos compiled again by series curator Duncan Brooker. Excavating another choice batch of rare grooves from Nigeria's label archives, the new edition places the spotlight on some of the deeper fusions happening across the country during the 1970s as traditional guitar highlife blended with jazz and funk, hypnotic juju grooves became more progressive and young Nigerian bands came through with their own heavy West African take on U.S. soul, funk, disco and rock.  Check out the trailer below for some track samples and visit Strut's site here for all download options including a FREE download.

 

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