Hip Deep Portrait Of King Sunny Ade

from  Afropop Worldwide

Jul 2, 2015

 

[APWW PGM #468] [Originally aired in 2005] King Sunny Adé was, in many ways, the inspiration for what would become Afropop Worldwide. And he was by no means only an inspiration to us! Many fans in America first got hooked on Afropop (and African music in general) through the landmark 1982-83 tour by King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: the propulsive polyrhythms of traditional drums mixed with sophisticated guitar arrangements and pedal steel were like nothing they had ever heard. Topped by gr...more

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