music, release

Jingo new single preview

My forthcoming single “Jingo” is previewed by Canadian web magazine “Music Is My Sanctuary“.

http://www.musicismysanctuary.com/exclusive-premiere-koichi-sakai-ft-afla-sackey-jingo-olindo-records

It’s a classic Afro tune written by legendary percussionist Babatunde Olatunji which was released in 1958, and also well known for the Salsoul remake version by another master percussionist Candido, Jingo has been always my favourite tune and this is my homage to those legends. I produced this track with Afla Sackey the master percussionist from Ghana, who I have a huge respect of his talent for not only the percussion but also the singing and songwriting for his own band Afrik Bawantu. I believe he will be one of those legends for sure.

Digital will be released on 27 September then 12″ vinyl will follow hopefully around the beginning of October. You can also pre-order from the Olindo records bandcamp.

https://olindorecords.bandcamp.com

DJ, event

Saluting the Black President

Saluting the Black President is the celebration of the legacy of Fela Kuti the king of Afrobeat. It’s a part of Innervisions Festival featuring Van Morrison, Gilberto Gil, Thievery Corporation, Robert Glasper and more, Fela’s former manager Rikki Stein has curated this special Afrobeat event with the mighty Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, Afrikan Boy, Bumi Thomas, Amy True and myself as a DJ at my favourite venue the EartH in Hackney on Friday 5 July.

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Do not miss it! Tickets are available here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/fela-kuti-saluting-the-black-president/earth-evolutionary-arts-hackney/1317921

More info: https://www.innervisionsfestival.com/