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Soul Explosion

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Musicawa Silt
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Musicawa Silt Part 2
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Quiet Man Is Dead Man
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Modern Technology
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Super Afro-Beat
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Give It Up Turnit Loose
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Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti
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Daktari Walk
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Voodoo Soul Stew
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Upside Down
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 40:23

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Afro-funk revival greatness

marc

One of my favorite afro-funk albums of all time. Ok, ok, they're not african (read eltsuhg ibal latisi backwards), but this will always be one of, if not the, greatest Daptone releases. If you like the Budos Band, this is essential. If you like Antibalas, you need this. Yes, the original of Muziqawa Silt is amazing - I agree with that, and that's something you should download too. But don't miss this one.

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Go to the original Buda source

heavywater

I loved track 1 Musicawa Silt, but the original was even better. Go find "Muziqawi Silt" by the Wallias Band, found on Ethiopiques Vol. 13, on Buda Records. Its here on eMusic, so you've got no excuse! While there, check out the track "Ewnetegna Feger" and others, or see Volume 8, another of my favorites.

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The Vibe Your Lookin' 4

shukri414

Dope beats. Captures that international vibe & the underground experience some of us are looking for. " Daktaris Walk" sounds like something in Garth Trinidad's selection bumpin' at the Zanzibar on Sunday night. Some cat was sayin',he doesn't know if their from Nigeria. I really don't care if their from Oklahoma. The album bangs!

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Super Afro-beat

SenorPepe

Nice nice album. Not sure if these guys are REALLY from Nigeria. I hear they're the precursor group to Antibalas. In any event, check out "Musicawa Silt" and "Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti" particularly. Those are five star songs. The rest of the record is good too though. Huge riffs. Check out the BUDOS BAND too, if you dig this.

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My Soul has left my body....

platyjoe

Killer funk with excellent production. One of the few albums from emusic that really brings it....

They Say All Music Guide

The Daktaris’ 1998 debut, Soul Explosion, is dedicated to the memory of Fela Kuti, who pretty much single-handedly invented Afro-beat. The Daktaris are clearly influenced by Fela’s signature style, mixing jazz and funk riffs with the hypnotic rhythms of his native Nigeria, but their groove-oriented music is much more accessible to the novice listener than Fela’s occasionally fearsome soul stew. Where Fela was heavily influenced by both psychedelia and free jazz, the Daktaris are more like the Kool & the Gang (circa “Jungle Boogie”) of Afro-beat: their music is deeply, undeniably funky, but the concise song lengths and well-structured solos keep the players in check. This is exotic music, but it’s in no way difficult; anyone who loves Mothership Connection or One Nation Under a Groove will have no trouble with the slinky rhythms of the two-part “Musicawa Slitâ” or the respectful cover of James Brown’s “Give It up Turn It Loose.” Those already familiar with Afro-beat might find Soul Explosion a little tame, but it’s an excellent introduction to the style. – Stewart Mason

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