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CAPTAIN YABA – YabaFUNKRoots

This music is ‘griot funk? from Sierra Leone. Originally released in the 1990′s this album apparently had little impact at that time. Yaba’s sound slowly grew in popularity by word of mouth. Yaba himself died of TB (in his early 30s) in April of 2001. For about 4 years from 1999 until 2003 the album was out of circulation. RetroAfric re-issued it re-packaged with added tracks from the original session. Funky African style beats underpin Yaba’s gentle 2-string gourd guitar (koliko) grooves, a muted trumpet & vocals. A beauty! AArbor

added: 03/31/04

  • Reviewed by Ann Arbor on January 13, 2005 at 5:46 pm
  • Filed as CD,International
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