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南アフリカのガイアナにて1971年から活動を続けるバンド YORUBA SINGERS。近代ガイアナ・ポップの未来を切り開いたバンドとして現在でも国内外で評価されているバンドだ。活動10年目1981年にリリース、彼らの活動初期で最も評価されているアルバム『FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL』がついにLPで復刻される。LPは国内のレーベルで少数リリース、その後はガイアナ国内でも一回CD化されたのみで、大手オークションサイトでも出品履歴はほとんど見られない珍品である。アフロ、ジャズ、ファンク、レゲエ、さらにはカリプソまでを、抜群の演奏力で融合、カリブの風薫る極上のアフロビートを聞かせてくれるタマラナイ一枚。




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 Yoruba Singers released several recordings during their imperial period in the nineteen seventies and eighties, but what is broadly regarded as 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. Initially released on the short-lived Interculture label and later reissued on a Guyana-only compact disk, the album has long been more talked about than actually heard. But thanks to Cultures of Soul a new edition is now available in wide release, and with it comes the opportunity to experience some of the deepest grooves the Caribbean has to offer!

ソングリスト

  • 01Frustration
  • 02Revolution Day
  • 03Lingo
  • 04Abiola
  • 05Bleeding With Hate
  • 06Fighting For Survival
  • 07Drums Make The World Go Round
  • 08Me Selwyn Buddy Clyde
  • 09Amara Joe
  • 10Zamin
  • 11Swarie - A Country Festival