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Various Artists / Soul Jazz Records present - Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70 - Vinyl

Various Artists / Soul Jazz Records present - Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70 - Vinyl 2LP

Soul Jazz

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Released: 31 Jan 2020

Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70’ is the first ever collection of Apala music to be released outside of Nigeria. The album focusses on a wide selection of recordings made in Nigeria in the 1960s, a time when Apala music was at the height of its popularity. Apala is a deeply rhythmical, hypnotic and powerful musical style that combines the striking nasal-style vocals and traditions of Islamic music, the Agidigbo (thumb piano) and the equally powerful drumming and percussion rhythms and techniques of the Yoruba of Nigeria.