Yoruba Singers – Fighting For Survival

Cultures Of Soul Records
COS 025 LP

First Date:
US - Reissue
Black Grooves + Funk + Afrobeat / African + Exotic Grooves + Reggae / Roots + Latin / Salsa / Bossanova + UVP
william onyeabor, nu guinea, mulatu astatke, fela ransome-kuti
Yoruba Singers - Fighting For Survival
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2018 Reissue - Limited Edition of 1000 Hand-Numbered Copies 

An excerpt from the liner notes by Uchenna Ikonne:
Many years ago, the Africans arrived in the Guianas in chains. The Akan people from the region today known as Ghana were the very first, setting shackled feet upon the South American colony in 1621. More would follow over the next two hundred years, plucked from the nations of Western and Central Africa: the Kongo, the Abuna, the Yagba, the Igbo, the Fula, the Effa. Also the Aku, Egba, Ondo and Ijesa, clans who would be collectively referred to as the Yoruba.

In the intervening centuries, the Yoruba have become noteworthy as one of the few African cultures to survive the cultural erasure of chattel slavery and colonialism virtually intact, putting down new roots in the New World. The Yoruba culture, language and religion have traveled from their source in present-day Nigeria and Republic of Benin to become Santeria in Cuba, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic; Candomble in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay; Trinidad Orisha in Trinidad and Tobago; and specialized cults for Yoruba gods like Shango in Guyana.

Having remained continuously active since 1971, the Yoruba Singers are the longest-running musical group in Guyana. Emerging from a music scene mostly dominated by slick, commercial entertainment, the Yoruba Singers brought a new dimension to Guyana popular music, cooking up a potent stew of afrocentric vibes, steeped in a committed invocation of the country’s African heritage.

The group’s magnum opus is the 1981 album Fighting for Survival.  The album sums up the group’s first decade of operation, serving up a heavy mix of calypso, jazzy funk, reggae and afrobeat. Cultures of Soul reissues it for the first time on vinyl, offering you the listener the opportunity to experience some of the deepest grooves the Caribbean has to offer!

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A1. FrustrationEze Rockcli...Yoruba Singers04:35play
A2. Revolution DayEze Rockcli...Yoruba Singers03:28play
A3. LingoEze Rockcli...Yoruba Singers03:38play
A4. AbiolaEze Rockcli...Yoruba Singers04:13play
A5. Bleeding With HateEze Rockcli...Yoruba Singers04:53play
B1. Fighting For SurvivalEze Rockcli...Yoruba Singers05:59play
B2. Drums Make The World Go RoundEze Rockcli...Yoruba Singers03:06play
B3. Me Selwyn Buddy ClydeEze Rockcli...Yoruba Singers03:28play
B4. Amara JoeEze Rockcli...Yoruba Singers03:38play
B5. ZaminEze Rockcli...Yoruba Singers04:06play
B6. Swarie - A Country FestivalEze Rockcli...Yoruba Singers05:18play
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