Dance-protest music create by Fela

 

"Afrobeat was distinctive; cosmopolitan yet local, and representing, particularly to the youth, all things progressive.
During the 1970s, afrobeat evolved into an identifiable counterculture. The movement—libertine and populist in orientation—drew adherents from a cross-section of Nigerian society. "

Resource Qoute come from Oyebade Ajibola Dosunmu

AFROBEAT, FELA AND BEYOND: SCENES, STYLE AND IDEOLOGY

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Afrobeats is in a state of constant evolution. The genre has grown to cover such a nebulous range of tempos, conventions and rhythmic patterns, that it can equally refer to the bashment flavoured street anthems of Burna Boy as it can the high energy, EDM fuelled rave tracks of Ghanaian producer Sarz. Every year sees new trends rise and fall, often boosted by an accompanying dance craze, from the Azonto mania of 2012 to last year’s Shoki dance.

afrobeats-guide-feature RedBull Guide To Afrobeat

 

 


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