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It will be removed immediately!! Mar 5, Assagai - Assagai. They recorded for the British label Vertigo Records. Assagai's self-titled debut album was released in It was reissued on CD Omar Souleyman Dabke 2020 Folk And Pop Sounds Of Syria Repertoire Records in Their second and final album, Zimbabwe, was released later in Both their albums featured songs written by members of Jade Warrior Assagai Afrorock also included guest appearances from them as well.

They were signed by British label Vertigo in the label's Assagai Afrorock to capitalize on the popularity of Afro-rock bands Assagai Afrorock as Osibisa. They were, I'm told, the only African or "Black" band ever signed by Vertigo. Their career was relatively short - two albums plus a couple of additional songs, released over a period of about two years in the early s. What I like best about their sound is that they had concise, well structured songs unlike some Afro-Beat groups that composed epic tracks that devolved into extended jam sessions.

Telephone Girl makes an excellent beginning with two full measures Assagai Afrorock open drums before short horn stabs come in on the one.

Eventually the vocals and the rest of the band join in. The equally funky Cocoa follows. The rest of the album is more Afro-Beat oriented with the laid back Irin Ajolawa and Ayieo comparing well with the more upbeat Beka. Source Ethan Zuckerman writes: I took a few minutes to dig a bit into the background of Assagai's cover of "Hey Jude", featured in entry Assagai's Assagai Afrorock for Philips's progressive subsidiary Vertigo was realized in to quiet applause.

Critics soon became favorable as Afro-rock gained a foothold as the "next big thing" and it wasn't long before they would make their only appearance on Top of the Pops. Their journey in London's predominantly progressive underground music scene was brief, but also established a further chapter in the annals of Afro-rock alongside Black VelvetOsibisaThor's AnvilUhuru and the Cosmic Jamie 326 The Basement Edits Volume One Band.

An unlikely partnership with progressive-folk legends Jade Warrior would provide backing on their Zimbabwe LP KH CDco-writing material for their self-titled debut. Unbeknownst to Jade Warrior at the time, they were part of a Assagai Afrorock contract with their label mates. Assagai is as fresh and alive as it was when it was recorded inhypnotic in its rhythm Assagai Afrorock tantalizing in its mix of punctured brass and provocative vocals.

The band recorded for the British label Vertigo Recordsand are thought to be "the only African or 'Black' band ever signed" by the label. Assagai's self-titled debut album was released in ; among the African musicians who played with the group on the recording was Terri Quaye.

The band's second and final album, Zimbabwe with cover artwork by Roger Deanwas released later in



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  1. Assagai. Assagai’s debut for Philips’ progressive subsidiary Vertigo was released in to quiet applause. Critics soon became favourable as Afro-Rock gained a foothold as the ‘next big thing’ and it wasn’t long before they would make their (only) appearance on Top of The Pops. Their journey in London’s predominantly progressive underground music.
  2. Assagai were an ‘afro-rock’ band active in the early s in London, whose relatively short career produced two albums recorded in However they never achieved commercial success, and the band's members dispersed to work on other projects not long after the release of their second album.
  3. Jan 16,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Afrorock on Discogs/5(33).
  4. Assagai was anchored by respected African musicians Louis Moholo, Mongezi Feza, Fred Coker, and Dudu Pukwana. They were signed by British label Vertigo in the label's attempt to capitalize on the popularity of Afro-rock bands such as Osibisa.
  5. Led by South African saxophonist Dudu Pukwana, Assagai spearheaded the UK's so-called "Afro-rock" movement in the early '70s. The lost classic Zimbabwe is their second and last album, and originally appeared in the UK only in
  6. Find Assagai discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. By using this site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please read our cookie policy. CLOSE [X].
  7. Assagai / Afrorock Assagai (Artist) Format: Vinyl. Be the first to review this item. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Vinyl "Please retry" —.
  8. Aug 22,  · Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Assagai - Zimbabwe at Discogs. Shop Vinyl and CDs and complete your Assagai collection/5(85).

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