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William Onyeabor - Ozomatli

Onyeabor, William - Who Is William Onyeabor? Artist William Onyeabor
Title Who Is William Onyeabor?
Label Luaka Bop
Through its World Psychedelic Classics series, Luaka Bop has succeeded at introducing long-forgotten artists including Os Mutantes, Shuggie Otis and Tim Maia to the world at large. William Onyeabor is as obscure as these other artists were before their Luaka Bop releases, although his recordings from the 70s and 80s are beloved by die-hard record collectors and artists such as Damon Albarn, Devendra Banhart, Four Tet and Caribou, to name a few. The music ranges from synth-heavy electronic dance music to Afrosoul with saxophones and female backup singers, to psychedelic funk with wah-wah guitar and fuzzy keyboards - and often combines all of these elements.
’Who Is William Onyeabor?’ may be the most complicated, if also one of the richest, undertakings in Luaka Bop’s (rarely straightforward) 25-year history. Following the eight albums Onyeabor self-released between 1978 and 1985, he became a Born-Again Christian, refusing ever to speak about himself or his music again. Various biographies can be found online. Some say he studied cinematography in the Soviet Union and returned to Nigeria in the mid-70s to start his own film company, Wilfilms. Some say he was a lawyer with a degree from a university in Great Britain. Others portray him as a businessman who for years worked on government contracts in Enugu, Nigeria.
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Orchestra Boabab - Made In Dakar Artist Orchestra Boabab
Title Made In Dakar
Label World Circuit
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Price: £12.99


Ozkent, Mustafa - Genclik Ile Elele Artist Mustafa Ozkent
Title GENCLIK ILE ELELE
Label Finders Keepers
The first release on the Turkish ANATOLIAN INVASION series

"Crazy shit, but what else do you expect from a monkey?" JAZZMAN GERALD

"Break Machine meets Baris Manco. The Harry Partch of Turkish Pop brings ultimate breaks to the Bosphorus B-Boys." ANDY VOTEL
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Price: £9.99


Ozomatli - Embrace The Chaos Artist Ozomatli
Title Embrace The Chaos
Label Almo
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Price: £6.99


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