Muyei Power Sierra Leone In 1970s USA

Soundway
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  • 1. Wali Bena
  • 2. Yamba Sowe
  • 3. Be Patient
  • 4. Bi Loko
  • 5. Ben Ben Bee

Muyei Power or Orchestre Muyei (muyei means ‘our country’) was one of the top dance bands of the1970s in Sierra Leone. Soundway Records' first collection of music from this West African country is an album of rock-infused, 'afro' music from a group that traveled the world throughout the mid 1970s. Fusing elements of electric Congolese and Nigerian music with fast, syncopated, uptempo modernised arrangements of traditional music, Muyei Power produced a series of unique single-only releases that have been unavailable for 35 years. The rare recordings featured here are a glimpse of a dynamic and powerful band at the very height of its powers. 

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