Lagbaja | C'est Un African Thing

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C'est Un African Thing

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. Coolu Temper
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2. Africalypso
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3. Bad Leadership
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4. I'm So Lucky
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5. Owo Eko
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4:17 $0.99
6. Baby Ta Ni Ko Fe Wa
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4:37 $0.99
7. Dance O Clock
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8. Show Your Colour
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9. Dis Is Lagos
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10. Mummy Hi (Akebaje II)
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11. Subo
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12. African Time
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13. Please Try Later
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Album Notes
Most of the tracks on this album have become classics. "Please Try Later" could easily have been inspired by today's events, more than a decade after it was first released, as the telephone system continues to grapple with technical issues. "Coolu Temper", "Show Your Colour" and "Dis Is Lagos" were precursors of the advent of loops-as-grooves in the Nigerian musical soundscape. "Dance O Clock" seemed to predict the incursion of Soukous into the Nigerian music scene, as it came more than one year before the Soukous rave. The version of "Africalypso" on this album was the first, and it featured Lagbaja's innovative use of scat-for-horns. A latter version with a horn section is on the Africano album. "Subo" is based on a traditional song of the Egba Yoruba and is an example of the interplay of Lagbaja's sax with Yoruba drum grooves and melodies. Other hit tracks include "Baby Ta Ni Ko Fe Wa", "Owo Eko" and "Mummy Hi".


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