RICH MEDINA "JUMP N FUNK"

RICH MEDINA "JUMP N FUNK"
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Starting life as a small New York event aimed at raising awareness for Fela Kuti's musical message, Rich Medina's Jump N Funk party has now been rocking dancefloors across the globe for over 15 years. Honouring Fela's contribution to music as well as his political and cultural legacy, Medina has made his events a platform to celebrate Afro-Life across the Black Diaspora. With guests such as Wunmi, the cast of Fela! On Broadway, Asiko and Antibalas providing captivating live performances, Jump N Funk is so much more than a club night. In creating this compilation to represent the spirit of his events, Rich Medina has chosen an eclectic selection of undeniably afro-tinged, unashamedly life-affirming music. With most tracks either referencing, sampling or inspired by the great man, the record also includes material by Fela himself, as well as son Seun Kuti and long-time band member Tony Allen the inventor of the afrobeat set drum syncopation that is equally as notorious as Fela and his message... The album's artwork has been lovingly created by Lemi Ghariokwu, the fabled Nigerian artist who designed some of Fela's most iconic covers. From the record's sleeve to the music contained within, Jump N Funk is a cultural artefact with one foot in the past, the other in the future. An echo of Fela's message: a reminder to celebrate, to empower, to progress.
 
 

   
Tracklisting
Side A.  
1. Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Afrika Seventi - Stalemate
 
2. Aquil - For The People    
Side B.    
1. Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 - Na Oil    
2. River Ocean - Why Can't We Live Together (Sao Benitez BV dub)    
Side C.    
1. Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble - Bushman
   
2. Wale Oyejide - Olodumare  
Side D.  
1. Atjazz - For Real (2011 edition part 1 - Atjazz remix)  
2. Kutiman - Bango Fields  
Bonus 7" Side A.  
1. Original Nairobi Afro Band - Soul Makossa (No 1)  
Bonus 7" Side B.  
1. Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes - Jungle Beat (Mutaba)  

 
   
Artist Title  
RICH MEDINA JUMP N FUNK  
     
Label Cat.#  
BBE BBE.338  
     
Year Format  
2017 2XLP + 7"  
     
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