Many afrobeat compilations have been released these last years, all with interesting and varied tracklistings; hits from the golden age, forgotten pearls, essential bands, thematic collections and even electro oriented comps.
On the same period, afrobeat kept growing; after Fela’s death, many emerging bands in the world chose to take on Fela’s legacy and to carry the flame, but also to emancipate themselves from the Black President’s music and rules.
These have been digested in their various influences – even if a strong rhythm basis often remains – to lead to a complex afrobeat tree, made of thousands of bands and multiple branches, all tangled up with other music genres.
That’s what this is all about here: selecting bands and tunes that bring something new to the beat.
|01||THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA||MISTA PRESIDENT||06:37|
|02||NOMO||BETTER THAN THAT||06:32|
|03||RAMSES REVOLUTION||IN CONTROL||07:39|
|04||CAFE-CREME & LES FRERES SMITH||LA MARCHE DES SMITH||05:59|
|05||SARAVAH SOUL||ARROZ COM FEIJOAO||05:49|
|06||OCOTE SOUL SOUNDS & ADRIAN QUESADA||LA REJA||05:06|
|07||TINCAN||LEAVE THE KEYS||05:39|
|08||OGHENE KOLOGBO & AFROBEAT ACADEMY||OPEN YOUR EYE||06:20|
|09||THE AFROROCKERZ FEAT. RUTH TAFEBE||CORRUPT||04:09|
|10||AKOYA AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE||PELOTERA||06:24|
|12||KALETA & ZOZO AFROBEAT||BABA NLA IYA||06:15|
|13||MINIMOOGLI||A FUNK FOR FELA - AFRO JAM||05:46|