Babatunde Olatunji - Shango (Chant to the God of Thunder)

Babatunde Olatunji
Song Name: Shango (Chant to the God of Thunder)
By: Babatunde Olatunji
Country: Nigeria
Song Local Name: Not available
Album: Drums of Passion
Link to buy: iTunes
Genre: Nigerian traditional music , folk music of Nigeria , Nigerian folk music , djembe
Date Added: 17 Feb 2017

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Shango (Chant to the God of Thunder) by Babatunde Olatunji is part of folk music tradition in/by Nigeria. Folk Music of Nigeria is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Shango (Chant to the God of Thunder) (or folk music of Nigeria), other than checking Nigeria you can also check music of Ghana. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

Babatunde Olatunji (April 7, 1927 – April 6, 2003) was a Nigerian drummer, educator, social activist, and recording artist. ~ Wikipedia
Nigerian-born drummer Michael Babatunde Olatunji grew to international fame beginning in the late '50s with his groundbreaking 1959 Capitol Records debut Drums of Passion. The album was a huge hit, remaining in print for decades and standing as one of the first examples of the American record-buying public taking an interest in international music. Jazz kingpin John Coltrane took a particular liking to Olatunji's music, and the two became friends, eventually going so far as to collaborate on the opening of Olatunji's Center for African Culture in Harlem, an institution founded in 1965 to offer classes centered around African culture. ~ Fred Thomas

Song: Shango (Chant to the God of Thunder)
Artist: Babatunde Olatunji
Album: Drums of Passion

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