Najite | Africa Before Invasion

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Africa Before Invasion

by Najite

AfroBeat from the godson of Fela Kuti, woven with compelling textures and driving rhythms
Genre: World: African
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2. Lasisi
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3. Honesty
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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NAJITE OLOKUN PROPHECY
"Africa Before Invasion"

The Godson of FELA KUTI
Discover "Showtime", "Lasisi", "Honesty", "Aorieo" and "A.B.I." and join the exciting success of NAJITE

Guitar, Horns, Percussions, Vocals and Keybord AFRO BEAT

NAJITE BIOGRAPHY

Son of an Urhobo tribal chieftan, NAJITE Agindotan is an amazing drummer who, from a very young age, traveled with the Urhobo cultural music troupe under his father's direction. They traveled throughout West Africa and performed at national festivals in Nigeria, their native country. Fervent participant, NAJITE took part in all kinds of cultural activities such as theater performances, traditional dancing and drumming.
In his early teens, NAJITE was introduced to the internationally Nigerian superstar FELA KUTI and his new music called AFROBEAT, a very potent combination of popular Nigerian dance styles layered with funk guitars and an Africanized reinterpretation of the arrangements pioneered by James Brown. Later, NAIITE became a student of FELA KUTI, and upon the death of his father, he was taken by FELA as his Godson in a traditional ritual ceremony at the African Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria.
Not only has NAJITE been born and bred into his Nigerian and Western African cultural traditions, and subsequently been taken by FELA's massive Nigerian influence but he was also introduced to the wonders of African Diaspora culture, after relocating to Los Angeles, California. His talent still more grew working with jazz luminaries such as Horace Tapscott's Pan-African People's Orchestra, Billy Higgins and many others. Also during this period, NAJITE was privileged to contribute to the work of African artists such as Hugh Masekela, Remi Kebaka, and FELA KUTI. Other of his accomplishments in Los Angeles includes receiving prestigious awards and grants from the NAACP, the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Order now, the CD of NAJITE called
"Africa Before Invasion".
A success combining the funky style of the founder of Afro beat, FELA KUTI and jazz.
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Shangoya

voice lessons would be nice
This CD, softly invokes Fela Kuti's music, however on some cuts Najite's voice is strained, if better equipment was used, the CD would sound better. Najite's speech sounds babbling at times, but I like the rhythm.

luigi freteri

back in time
I met the music of fela kuti in the early eighties in amsterdam bij accident. I will never forget it and now, listening your music, everything comes back. Very very good dance music, thank you!!

joann

Love It!!!
Love this music, love this man!!!! Want more...would love to experience Najite and his band LIVE!!!! Ase-O!!!!!

Mad_Fred

..fela would be proud of this yoruba percussions!!
Really good nigerian afrobeat! Music at his best, vocals are perfect and percusions on here make a real difference!!...just waiting for a tour to see them live! keep going with these rythms.

Sundance

this is a great cd! full of fire and Funk.
This music displays a beautiful blend of funky bass bubbling guitars, spicey horns and hot popping percussion, with great vocals to boot. It's slamming.