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Tell My Girl

A 2 track africa single (6m 35s) — released July 3rd 2012 on BIK Recording

Bongos Ikwue Nigerian musical icon first release Tell my Girl in the 70's fast forward to the present, this reggae-styled song is now re-mix by

Mike Pelanconi, better known under his record name Prince Fatty, is a British sound engineer and record producer. He has worked with a diverse repertoire of artists and labels, from the acid jazz of the 1990s to rock musicians like Graham Coxon (of Blur), reggae legends like Gregory Isaacs and Dub Syndicate, and pop singers such as Lily Allen. Other musicians he has worked with include JD from A Tribe Called Quest, Pharcyde, N'Dea Davenport, Brand New Heavies, Mother Earth, Kula Shaker, The Sugarhill Gang, Little Roy, Adrian Sherwood/ON-U Sound, Lo Fidelity Allstars, Born Jamericans, Luciano, Capleton, Nostalgia 77 and The Skints

By Bill Friskics-Warren With the revolutionary afrobeat of the late Fela Kuti and the hypnotic juju of King Sunny Ade at the forefront, Nigerian popular music has basked in the international limelight since the 1970s and ’80s, when it captured the imaginations of everyone from Paul Simon to Talking Heads. Today it remains in ascendance with “Fela!,” the hit Broadway musical that runs locally through Feb. 10 at Sidney Harman Hall — and with two new releases from two generations of Nigerian ­singer-songwriters who have links to Fela and who bear witness to the durability and elasticity of the nation’s music. Certainly the most overdue of the two recordings is “Wulu Wulu,” the first release outside Nigeria from 70-year-old singer-songwriter Bongos Ikwue, a contemporary of Fela’s during his mid-’70s heyday. Stylistically - Bill Friskics-Warren Washington post

Bongos Ikwue, one of Nigeria's best-loved artists, returns with his first new recordings in twenty-five years with full dub/reggae overhauls by Brighton's, (& quite possibly the UK's), finest dub producers, Prince Fatty. - banquet records

The interesting tracks sung in English are the reggae-flavored - James Nadal All About Jazz

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