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Kologbo feat. The Deacon - Freedom Back



Kologbo feat The Deacon Freedom Back

Some of you discovered Kologbo on stage at the Afrofunk party we organized last summer with Ebo Taylor & The Poets Of Rhythm. Some others already knew he was the tenor guitar player from Fela Kuti's Afrika 70 and he now plays on stage with Tony Allen. Some of you might even have heard the Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti album he released in 2007 with Berlin's heaviest afrobeat ensemble Afrobeat Academy... Well he's now preparing a new album called Africa is the Future, produced by Loik Dury and to be relased early 2010!! Here's a preview, with Freedom Back featuring The Deacon (from The Duke & The King) on guest vocals, a real phat vintage slice of Afrofunk!

Kologbo feat The Deacon Freedom Back
Kologbo feat. The Deacon - Freedom Back
(Exclusive MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) Kraked, 2009-12-06


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Biography :
Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was a well known highlife musician. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat master Fela Kuti. Kologbo went on to record more than 50 sides with Africa 70. He played the hypnotic tenor guitar lines, but often recorded bass and rhythm guitar too. Kologbo was Fela's personal assistant and 'tape recorder'. That is, it was his job to remember the melodies Fela would sing to him late at night, then teach them to the band at rehearsal the next day. In 1978, after a show at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Kologbo left the band (along with Tony Allen and a few others) and stayed in Berlin.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Kologbo worked with the legendary but short-lived Roots Anabo. He also toured and recorded with King Sunny Ade, Tony Allen, and Brenda Fassie, among others.

In 2005, Kologbo began working with the Afrobeat Academy, Berlin's heaviest afrobeat ensemble. Their first single was released on Rabbi Records in 2006. Their full length CD Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti was released on Lion's Ark in September 2007. In 2008 he moved to France to join Tony Allen's band as tenor guitar.In 2009 he started recording in Paris his new album: Africa Is The Future, produced by Loik Dury (out spring 2010).
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