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Audio: The Lijadu Sisters 'Horizon Unlimited' LP [1979 Reissue]


Horizon Unlimited (1979) is the fourth and final reissue from Yoruba priestesses and Fela Kuti cousins The Lijadu Sisters. Identical twins Taiwo and Kehinde were one of the few female acts to make it to the forefront of the Nigerian music scene in 70s; they rose from background singing gigs to eventually playing with Ginger Baker (Cream, Africa 70) and being popular features in US/UK music programs. Download the funk guitar album cut "Orere-Elejigbo" below and grab Horizon Unlimited, as well as the three previous Lijadu Sisters reisues, from Knitting Factory Records.

 

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Several Cultural Figures Sign Petition Supporting Ghana's LGBT Community

Naomi Campbell, Idris Elba, Edward Enninful and several others have signed a petition calling on Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo to support and protect the LGBT community which is under continued targeting.

Several celebrities, cultural figures and allies, both on the continent and abroad, have signed a petition in support of Ghana's LGBT community. The petition comes after the country's first and only LGBT centre was shut down last week after a raid by security forces which was reportedly prompted by politicians and religious leaders calling for the closure of the centre barely a month after it opened its doors.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

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