King Sunny Adé was, in many ways, THE inspiration for what would become Afropop. Many fans in America first got hooked on Afropop (and African music in general) through the landmark 1982-83 tour by King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: the propulsive polyrhythms of traditional drums mixed with sophisticated guitar arrangements and pedal steel were like nothing they had ever heard. Topped by graceful choreography and the beaming presence of the Chairman himself, the effect was totally intoxicating.
King Sunny Ade is one of Nigerias greatest musicians, and a master of the spacey, polyrhythmic genre known as juju.
Just by the way for those who are coming from USA – He will be performing on this tour in New York at BAM Metrotech Commons at noon on Thursday 2nd of July within the Summer Festival.
Eri Okan – King Sunny Ade
Baba Feran Mi – King Sunny Ade
Ota Mi Ma Yo Mi -King Sunny Ade
Suku Suku Bam Bam – King Sunny Ade
King Sunny Ade Syncho System (k civ beat edit)
Jafumi – King Sunny Ade
Ase – King Sunny Ade with Steve Wonder