Tag: afrobeat

  • 11 Naija Pop Tracks that Capture the New Sound of West Africa’s “Afrobeats”

    11 Naija Pop Tracks that Capture the New Sound of West Africa’s “Afrobeats”

    By Noah Cebuliak “Afrobeats” is pop music originating in West Africa, where currently, the scene is being driven primarily by artists from Nigeria and Ghana. In Nigeria, this music is infused with a culture of youthful excitement and resistance, as well as a sense of positive national pride — all of which can be summed…

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  • 12 Musical Works That You Didn’t Know Brian Eno Produced

    12 Musical Works That You Didn’t Know Brian Eno Produced

    Brian Eno is a producer, writer, and multi-instrumental musician, legendary both in his own right as a pioneer of ambient music, and in the work he’s done across his vast career with others, like Bryan Ferry’s band Roxy Music. He is perhaps best known in mainstream circles for his incomparable synthesizer and soundscapes work on…

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  • Afrobeat Songs are Long and Repetitive, So How are They So Irresistibly Compelling?

    Afrobeat Songs are Long and Repetitive, So How are They So Irresistibly Compelling?

    Afrobeat is as eclectic as it is mesmerizing. Its roots stem from a few different areas geographically, socially, and musically. Genres such as jazz and funk, which were defined and carved out by black Americans who came of age during the Civil Rights Movement, helped contribute to its improvised foundation and its generally elastic nature.…

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