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SUN RA’S PLACE & SPACE MUSIC

Legendary jazz, rock and classical music critic TAM FIOFORI delves into the phenomenal music of SUN RA Advertisement...

TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND THE FOUR PILLARS OF NIGERIAN MUSIC PART 2

Opera is theatre and music,” Adam Fiberesima explained, “and our masquerade performances in the market-town square is our opera. Furthermore, the non-vocal...

Africa Music and Dance

The Ezigbo Obiligbo Dance Dimension The depth of their dancing skills is outstanding but they are of a different...

AFROBEAT not AFROBEATS:

Former Downbeat magazine writer, celebrity photographer and revered international music critic, TAM FIOFORI, damns social media critics who are replacing Afrobeat with...

IS ATILOGWU KING OF THE AFRICA DANCE?

The Atilogwu Dance of Eastern Nigeria and the cultural enigma of the Igbo people is probably one of the leading dance form of the...

ORNETTE COLEMAN’S BRAVE “HARMOLODIC” LEAP

It was in the mid to late fifties and Charlie Parker, the most extraordinary jazz saxophonist that the world had ever heard up to...

SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES PART 2

Some parents in the audience enjoyed seeing their kids on stage playing, but the general attitude towards music during the early development period of...

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EDDIE IROH’S AFRICA MUSIC INTERVENTION

THE BIG BANG IS HERE FOLKS! THE RETURN OF THE BIG BANG!  It is only a matter of time before AFRICA MUSIC returns to the...

THE AFRICAN ELEMENTS OF JAZZ

The debate about the African elements of jazz, the most original musical form created in the twentieth century, has been a perennial concern of...

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CROSS GENERATIONAL HARMONY

Duke Ellington's "MONEY JUNGLE" Album Cover  Although Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born at the end of the nineteenth century, more than two decades before...
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