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Celestine Ukwu

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:38 am
by DavidM
Here is a Nigerian musician I came across last year. He's had a couple of references here in the past, but not any clips that I could find.

Celestine Ukwu played Igbo Highlife in the 60's and 70's. He died in 1979.

Like a lot of Highlife it doesn't grab you and say DANCE ! the way, for example, Afrobeat or Congolese Rumba do, nonetheless after a few listens it's gentle overlaying of rhythms is infectious. I've grown to love these tracks.

Elege,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1gAS8gwmPc

Igbo Abuchi,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5hqxFb-LKM

Okwukwe Na Nichekwube,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8JL_4C7JRs

Re: Celestine Ukwu

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:57 am
by NormanD
Thanks David - great recommendation, as always.

Igbo Highlife - there's a Norm de Plume waiting for me.

Re: Celestine Ukwu

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:06 am
by Chris P
Ignore Highlife except where musical, or green, or possibly brown