Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ibibio Sound Machine - Uyai

If you like the bright pop/rock sound and poly rhythms of West African High Life, electronic dance music, Afrobeat, and pulsing, grinding funk, London's Ibibio Sound Machine delivers it all simultaneously in fine style on their new album Uyai.  Led by London-born Nigerian-raised Eno Williams and a proficient and energetic supporting cast, the music is exuberant, enticing and, ultimately, sexy.  Most of the lyrics are voiced in the language of the region of Ibibio in southwest Nigeria, but we don't think that affects enjoyment of the music at all.  As we head into spring, this is a non-stop party soundtrack as we needed.

Uyai is out Friday, March 3, via Merge Records.

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