Far Out presents Night Trippin’ Episode #4 – ‘Nigeria’
The Night Trippin’ train rolls on, this week it stops in Nigeria to look at the impact the music has had on both African and western culture.
With a nod of the head to Afro rock, a style pioneered in the late 1960s and early 1970s, we explore some of the work by Ofege, Lijadu Sisters, Sweet Breeze and more. This episode will also look at Nigeria’s influx of Western string instruments, specifically the use of guitars and the chordal structure and progression alongside the synth.
Afro rock, a style of rock music pioneered in the late 1960s and early 1970s by band such as Aiye-Keta and Third World, relies heavily on the use of Western influences such as electric guitars, bass and guitar effects. While core elements remains similar to Western influences, Afro rock introduced the use of congas, claves, shekeres, bells, and whistles as the genre took on a whole new dimension.
The show will be looking at examples of both, expect Seun Kuti, Ofege, Ofo The Black Company and a whole load more.
Presented as always by Steven Dove, with Lee Thomas of Far Out Magazine.
Night Trippin’ Tracklist
Semi-Colon – Slim Fit Maggie Ofege – Ofege Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 – You Can Run The Apostles – She’s A Dropout Sweet Breeze – Chasing After Rainbow The Ify Jerry Krusade – Nwantinti Die Die Ofo The Black Company – Allah Wakbarr Hot Chip vs William Onyeabor – Atomic Bomb (remix) Opotopo – Belema Lijadu Sisters – Come On Home Talking Heads – Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) The Wings – Someone Else Will