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
To hear more of presenter Steven Dove’s work, visit his website here.