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Solomon Ilori and his Afro-Drum Ensemble

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Solomon Gbadegesin Ilori is an Nigerian drummer and percussionist who moved to New York City in the late 1950s.
Before Fela Kuti was a household name there was Solomon Ilori.
Art Blakey utilized the talents of Ilori. He embraced his heritage and began incorporating the afrocentric mentality into his own style of jazz.

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