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King Sunny Adé (1983)

Interview by Simon Witter, Rock's Backpages, 25 January 1983

Nigerian giant Adé talks about juju music, tribalism and politics, the talking drum and much more.

File format: mp3; file size: 61.1mb, interview length: 1h 06' 43" sound quality: ***


King Sunny Ade: Juju Music

Review by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, 10 July 1982

IT HAS ALREADY been wisely stated elsewhere that any thoughts of tribal ceremony soundtracks brought direct from the bush by intrepid white David Fanshawe types ...

King Sunny Ade: Sunny Side Of The Beat

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, 28 August 1982

Edwin Pouncey meets the 'Minister Of Enjoyment' and monarch of juju music KING SUNNY ADE ...

King Sunny Ade: King of Kings

Live Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 29 January 1983

King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: Lyceum, London ...

King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: Synchro System (Island)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 11 June 1983

IN A THREADBARE year for outstanding pop records, Synchro System is something to set excitement aflame – a torch song for the powers of rhythm. ...

King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: Synchro System (Mango)

Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 1983

APPROACHING SUNNY ADE'S juju music from a Western pop perspective is difficult, because his creative objective is a smooth flow with nothing much happening in ...

King Sunny Ade: An Interview

Interview by Hank Bordowitz, unpublished, 1985

HB: You are doing something most American bands wouldn't think off, touring the country with a 20 odd person entourage. ...

King Sunny Ade

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Sunday Adeniyi, 1946, Ondo State, Nigeria ...


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