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King Sunny Ade

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King Sunny Adé (1983)

Interview by Simon Witter, Rock's Backpages audio, 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: ***

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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: Hammersmith Palais, London

Live Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 9 July 1983

THERE'S ONLY one thing wrong with King Sunny Ade And His African Beats: they make nearly everything else sound drab and mean-spirited. But that malaise ...

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 Adé: The African Influence

Profile by 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 ...

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Interview by Hank Bordowitz, unpublished, 1985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. ...

Interview: Island Records' Chris Blackwell (1989) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages transcripts, 1989

This is a transcript of John Tobler's 1989 audio interview. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

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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