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Lopa Kothari

Lopa Kothari presents sounds from around the world, including a specially-recorded studio session by Dele Sosimi Afrobeat orchestra.

Sounds from around the world, with Lopa Kothari, including a specially recorded studio session by the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat orchestra.

Afrobeat is the blend of jazz, funk and traditional Nigerian music that was pioneered by the late Fela Kuti. Dele Sosimi played keyboards in Fela Kuti's group Egypt 80 from 1979 to 1986, recording a string of influential and highly charged anti-establishment songs such as Movement of the People, Army Arrangement, and International Thief Thief. Following work with Fela Kuti's son Femi in the Positive Force, Dele moved from Lagos to London where he has developed his own jazz-influenced sound rooted in the Yoruba rhythms of the Afrobeat tradition. Dele Sosimi sings and plays keyboard in his Afrobeat Orchestra, a substantial 11-piece outfit including horn section and backing vocalists.

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Produced by Felix Carey

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Eternal is the word of the Poets
Baba Zula
Album: Roots
Double Moon Records

Assis Calixto: Bote Essa Menina Pra Dançar
Samba de Coco Raízes de Arcoverde
Album: Music from North East Brazil
Astronave/Sebrae AA0002000

Pedro Luís: Ela tem a beleza que eu nunca sonhei
PLAP -Pedro Luís e a Parede
Album: Ponto Enredo
World Village WV479028

Studio Session

Dele Sosimi & Essential Afrobeat band
Dele Sosimi (lead vocal/keyboards)
Feyisara Akinwunmi (drums)
Maurizio Ravalico (percussion)
Phil Dawson (guitar)
Samer Sharawii (bass guitar)
Thomas Allan (trumpet)
Tamar Osborne (baritone sax)
David Bitelli (tenor saxophone)
Biola Dosunmu (backing vocals)
Joy Aigbekan (backing vocals)
Marco Piccioni (guitar)

Sosimi/Femi Elias: Ojoro
Dele Sosimi & Essential Afrobeat band
BBC Recording by engineers Marvin Ware, Martin Appleby and Drew Leckie, Maida Vale, 2010.

Sosimi/Femi Elias: B.B.E.N.Y
Dele Sosimi & Essential Afrobeat band
BBC Recording by engineers Marvin Ware, Martin Appleby and Drew Leckie, Maida Vale, 2010.

Bovreima Sylla
Fanta Dambia
Album: Fanta Dambia
CDS KS 099

Diabate: Garraba Mamah
Madou Sidiki Diabate
Album: Buru Ju
Mali-Music K7SA

Maphuthi
The Mgababa Queens
Album: Next Stop … Soweto –Township sounds from the Golden age of Mbaqanga
Strut Records Strut0054CD

Studio Session

Sosimi/Femi Elias: Omo Mo Gba Ti e
Dele Sosimi & Ensemble
BBC Recording by engineers Marvin Ware, Martin Appleby and Drew Leckie, Maida Vale, 2010.

Sosimi/Justin Thurgur/femi Elias/Digger Elias/Lekon Babalola/Ant1: Wahala
Dele Sosimi & Ensemble
BBC Recording by engineers Marvin Ware, Martin Appleby and Drew Leckie, Maida Vale, 2010.

Powell: Waterbound
Michael McGoldrick
Album: Aurora
Vertical Records VERTCD090

Sa Ding Ding/Marius de Vries/Alexis Smith: Xi Carnival
Sa Ding Ding
Album: Harmony
Wrasse Records Wrass247

DR. Safi Hassan: Mainne Kaun Koi Kya Jane
Anuradhi Paudwal
Album: Bollywood Funk Experience
Nascente MSFUNK003

Trad, Arr. Ghosh: Greenhouse
Arun Ghosh
Album: Northern Namaste
Camoci Records Camoci001

Ria Soemardjo/Helen Mountfort/Sam Evans: Fine Blue Thread
Fine Blue Thread
Album: Red Mountain
Sound Vault Records SV0626

McGoldrick: Annam Cara (ships in the night)
Michael Mcgoldrick
Album: Aurora
Vertical Records VERTCD090

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