Africa Is The Future

by Kologbo

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Vincent 49 (son of anarchy)
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Vincent 49 (son of anarchy) when afrobeat music falls down from the skies just inside the hand of a great musician : Kologbo
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old_woodstock Great Album From a Great Artist ... From The start to the end, this Album is taking you to another Galaxy ..... it's not just Afrobeat ... it's Going beyond
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bootzy yes very much..
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Global Riddims One of the better Afrobeat albuls this year Favorite track: Don’t Mind Them.
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lieven verstraete Warning. There's much afrobeat these days, too much afrobeat in fact if you ask me. Most of the new bands just aren't inspired and groovy enough... But man oh man! this is so great!! perfect grooves, great guitarwork, and super horns.. Most certainly one of my albums of the year!!!
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about

Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was the well known highlife musician Joe King Kologbo. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat master Fela Kuti. Kologbo went on to record more than 50 sides with Africa 70. He played the hypnotic tenor guitar lines, but often recorded bass and rhythm guitar too. Kologbo was Fela's personal assistant and "tape recorder". That is, it was his job to remember the melodies Fela would sing to him late at night, then teach them to the band at rehearsal the next day. In 1978, after a show at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Kologbo left the band (along with Tony Allen and a few others) and stayed in Berlin.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Kologbo worked with the legendary but short-lived Roots Anabo. He also toured and recorded with King Sunny Ade, Tony Allen, and Brenda Fosse, among others. In 2005, Kologbo began working with the Afrobeat Academy, Berlin's heaviest afrobeat ensemble — which later on morphed into Ebo Taylor's and then Pat Thomas' backing bands — and released together in 2007 the album "Remember Fela Kuti". In 2008 he moved to France to join Tony Allen's on tenor guitar. After nearly a year playing and teaching Afrobeat in Brazil, Kologbo came back to France to work on his new record, "Africa is the Future", produced by Loik Dury and Grant Phabao from the Paris DJs label/mediae.

"Africa Is The Future" is a true collective effort, with many guests gathering forces on the project: Tony Allen, playing drums on 5 tracks out of 8 (Nigeria/France), singer Pat Thomas (Ghana), deejay Joseph Cotton (Jamaica), singer Ayo (Nigeria/Germany), horn players from the Afrobeat Academy (Germany) or from Les Frères Smith (France), members of Antibalas (USA), Newen Afrobeat (Chile), etc. This is afrobeat from the 21st century at its purest, blending the originators and the descendants together ! And it's just a new beginning, with Kologbo now preparing new live & recording projects…

credits

released October 6, 2017

Oghene Kologbo - drums (3, 4, 7), keyboards (1, 5, 6), harmonica (2) bass, percussion, tenor & rhythm guitar, vocals (all songs)
Tony Allen - drums (1, 2, 5, 6, 8)
Pat Thomas - vocals (1, 5)
Joseph Cotton - vocals (8)
Ayo - backing vocals (1, 2, 3, 5)
Ben Abarbanel-Wolff - tenor & baritone saxophone (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8)
Stu Krause - trumpet (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8)
Nicolas Sakelario - alto & baritone saxophone (4, 7)
Fabrice Fila - tenor saxophone (4, 7)
Alfred Sonou : percussions (4, 7)

Additional musicians :
Joe King Kologbo - first guitar solo (6)
Christophe 'Disco' Minck - keyboards (5)
Julien Sannicolo - trumpet (7)
Daniele Martini - tenor saxophone (4, 7)
Marcelo Morales - tenor saxophone solo (4)
Martín Perna - flute (1)
Klaus Brantmayer - flute (4)
Martin Lamarle - tenor guitar (4)
Nicolas Libertad - additional lead vocals (4)
Macarena Rozic, Francisca Castro, María Francisca Riquelme, Camila Fuentes - backing vocals (4, 7)
Serena Kologbo - backing vocals (1, 3, 5, 4, 7, 2)

1, 2, 3, 5, 8 recorded and produced by Loik Dury at Kraked
6 recorded and produced by Loik Dury at Kraked and Grant Phabao at Paris DJs
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 mixed by Loik Dury and Grant Phabao
4, 7 recorded, produced and mixed by Grant Phabao at Paris DJs
Artwork by Bruno Liance, interior art, finishes & labels by Ben Hito
℗ 2017 Kraked / T.I.M.E.C. / Paris DJs

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