Lagbaja | Ikira

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Ikira

by Lagbaja

Africano, Lagbaja's musical style, is propelled by innovative dance-inducing grooves and African polyrhythms. His evocative vocals are sung and chanted in Yoruba, Pidgin English and English. This is urban African big band at its best.
Genre: World: African
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1. Lagbaja's Call
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0:44 $0.99
2. Side by Side
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7:40 $0.99
3. Naija Must Sweet Again
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7:16 $0.99
4. Oyin Momo
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5:58 $0.99
5. Sweeti Mouthi
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9:34 $0.99
6. Ikira
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5:14 $0.99
7. Campus
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12:08 $0.99
8. No Touching
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5:23 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Lagbaja's first album. Starts with a traditional chant, praising and summoning Lagbaja. These songs have become classics. Lagbaja popularizes the use of the harmonica on "No Touching" whose style is influenced by Fuji, a popular Yoruba musical genre. "Ikira" and the response it always elicits from the audience- Eee…Eee…Eee…Eee! has become a cry/chant call and response way of giving thanks to God at Lagbaja's performances. "Sweeti Mouthi" is influenced by the Highlife style but stretches out with a longer-than-typical melodic horn line, and verse chords that turnaround esoterically. An instrumental version of "Campus" oftentimes is part of Lagbaja's entry melange. The full version on this album is a thought provoking social commentary about the state of the education system.


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