Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Nigeria/Ghana/Senegal/Jamaica/Beyond
Strains of Africa, from the continent and beyond. We recently published a piece on Aquarium Drunkard entitled Africa Unbound: A Tale of Cross-Cultural Influence, a sort of unintentional sister piece to a piece we did in 2010 entitled Fela Kuti, Feliciano dos Santos, Afrobeat & Western Interpretation. Both essays examined "African music" and how it is interpreted/reflected in western society.
As such, this week's playlist highlights twenty tracks ranging from Fela's Nigeria to Hopeton Lewis' Jamaica.
ABOUT AQUARIUM DRUNKARD
Based in Los Angeles, Justin Gage is the founder of the long-running, eclectic music blog Aquarium Drunkard. In addition to the blog you can catch his weekly radio show, Fridays, on SIRIUS XMU satellite radio -- noon-2pm EST.
Gage is also the founder of Autumn Tone Records and works as a music consultant and supervisor.