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Oghene Kologbo - Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Oghene Kologbo and Afrobeat Academy
Oghene Kologbo - Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti
(CD) Lions Ark Records/Rough Trade, 2007-08-17

Tracklisting :
01. Na Yawa 7:14
02. Remember Fela 6:23
03. Sniper 5:09
04. L.C.I.A. 5:50
05. We Dey Suffa 3:41
06. Change The System 4:20
07. Afro Confusion 3:23
08. Don't Follow Fashion 4:05
09. Open Your Eyes 6:20
10. Fortunate 6:48
11. Stop Musik

Links :

Press Release :
Here's a must have for every fan of Afrobeat music - 'REMEMBER FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI' - The eagerly-awaited new album of the legendary bass- and tenor-guitar-player Oghene Kologbo.
He's one of the true legends of Afrobeat music. Kologbo olayed on 37 albums with Fela Kuti and the Africa 70. He's carrying on the tradition with 10 songs recorded with the Afrobeat Academy (also Backing Band with Brothers Keepers, Xavier Naidoo and Bantu)...

Credits :
Afrobeat Academy Band:
Oghene Kologbo: Vocals, Bass, Guitars, Percussion
Guiseppi "Jossi" Coppola: Drums
Matt Hutchinson: Keyboards
Frank Schellenberger: Keyboards
Ben Abarbanel-Wolff: Tenor & Baritone Sax

featured musicians:
Jochen Ströh: Sticks & Shaker
Nicholas Addo-Nettey: Conga
Daniel Allen: Trumpet

Recorded and mixed at "Lovelite Studio" Berlin
Mastered at "Planet Earth Studio" Berlin. by Aldubb

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 Fosse, 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 album “Afrobeat Academy Vol. 1: will be released in Spring 2007.


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SdC SdC ·  12 February 2008, 20:42

Un morceau rare de Fela Cf. lien

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