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Afrobeat is a fusion of Jazz, Funk and West African Highlife. Nigerian musician and bandleader Fela Kuti is credited with inventing the term and with pioneering and popularizing the style in Africa in the 70s. Afrobeat can be seen as a form of protest music since it addresses political issues, often seeking direct confrontation with the powers that be in the process.

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  • I did a mix with stuff from Congo, Benin, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and some other places. Feel free to check that one out: http://www.mixcloud.com/BootsyMoovingCooperation/worldly-oriented/
  • AFRICAN MUSIC. Centrada fundamentalmente en el África negra, la lista recorre sonidos llenos de ritmo, ternura, espiritualidad y, como no, reivindicación política. Canciones del gran Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Malatu Astatke, el afro-beat, los sonidos de Etiopía, etc. A spotify list: http://playlistspotify.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/african-music/
  • Amo! Viva Fela!
  • remember the days I thought I understood funk...then I found afrobeat
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  • hehe nice.
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  • [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YBt1k1QD6U]Jaribu Afrobeat Arkestra[/url] from Japan sounds rather nice
  • wali badaru
  • check out: http://www.lastfm.de/music/Superhuman+Happiness ... side project of Stuart from Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra!!! It's really amazing!!!

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