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Shakara

GENRE(S): World, Jazz, Funk / Soul

STYLE(S): Afrobeat

Condition: New & Sealed

Regular price $25.99
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Facts

UPC

720841206712

Decade Recorded

Format

Speed

Vinyl Weight

Disc Quantity

1

Vinyl Color

Black

Album Preview

Tracklist & audio may vary from the vinyl version

Description

Shakara is one of a clutch of early 1970's albums, on which Fela's Afrobeat transitioned from stage to something approaching full-grown form. Shakara (1971) includes three of mature Afrobeat's signature ingredients. There are two guitarists, rhythm guitarist Tutu Shoronmu and tenor guitarist Segun Edo. The pair's repetitive, interlocking riffs - part melody, part rhythm - play a similar role to the rhythm and mi-solo guitars used in contemporary Congolese rumba. Fela's Broken English lyrics extend his music's audience beyond Yoruba speakers and make his words understandable across Anglophone Africa. And female backing vocalists echo Fela's lead vocals in what was to become Afrobeat's trademark call-and-response pattern. In "Lady," Fela highlights the adoption of European social habits to the detriment of African culture. "Shakara" is a mainly instrumental track, with a brief lyric, sung in Yoruba, warning against boasters and braggarts. Up-tempo, with a suitably turbulent horn arrangement, it includes strong solos from Fela on keyboards and the fearsome Igo Chico on tenor saxophone.

Tracklist

Side A
  1. Lady
Side B
  1. Shakara Oloje

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