Thursday, 6 February 2014

New music: 'Let's Dance (Yak Inek Unek)' by Ibibio Sound Machine

This massively infectious and upbeat track is the product of a band that are as influenced by classic West African funk and disco as they are modern post-punk and electro. The 8 band members are led by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, who fills her songs full of the African folk tales that her mother used to tell her.

With increased attention on African sounds via the likes of Africa Express and the resurgence of William Onyeabor, the omens look good for their debut album, which is released on 14th March on Soundway Records.

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