Thursday, September 21, 2017

Soul Ascendants – Tribute (Nuphonic)

This Beat Is Mine! (*) Soul Ascendants – Tribute (Nuphonic)

The passing of Afrobeat mastermind Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, better known as Fela Kuti back on Aug. 02, 1997 has been the subject of countless commemorations. Such as this vibrant one by transient UK duo Nick Girdwood and Tim Hutton aka Soul Ascendants. A cut taken from their ‘Variations’ album which saw the day on defunct label Nuphonic in 1999.

Although it didn’t embed any social content, because of being an instrumental, its construction, blending infectious horn parts added to this unique drum play courtesy of Fela long time partner Tony Allen, gave it a genuine Afrobeat feel.

Undoubtedly Soul Ascendants delivered one of the best tributes in the genre. I hardly understand how they didn’t manage to drop any more music since…

This Beat Is Mine! (*)
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With warm thanks to Brixton-based correspondent, Yemi Ironsi-Azikiwe, for this week’s suggestion…

Gladly welcoming yours to be published next Wednesday. On your marks!

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