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King Sunny Adé: The African Influence

Nicholas Jennings, Maclean's, 15 August 1983

AFTER EXHAUSTING the musical possibilities of rhythm and blues over the past 30 years, pop music is searching for ways to rejuvenate itself. The Police found success with their own brand of Jamaican reggae, and such bands as Talking Heads, the English Beat and Culture Club have eagerly borrowed ingredients from other Third World sources. Now musicians — including the Police — are turning to Africa for inspiration.

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