July 10, 2011
We love World Music at Godchecker HQ. Whether it’s traditional acoustic rhythms, funky Afrobeat, chilled-out Buddha Lounge, or Klezmer gypsy madness, world music continually inspires and invigorates us.
Now, thanks to our friends at Nascente, we have a brilliant selection of FIVE world music Beginner’s Guides boxsets to give away to one lucky Godchecker fan. Each boxset features a huge range of artists to really give you the flavour of the contemporary world scene, from the ultra-cool groove of Nuyorican Funk to the atmospheric folky sounds of Scandinavia.
Expect the unexpected and prepare to encounter some of the most dazzling, beautiful, innovative and exciting music you’ve ever heard!
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One lucky Godchecker fan will be picked at random later this week. So good luck and get Twitbooking!
May 16, 2010
Seun Kuti, Afrobeat God - Click for larger view.Pic by Peter A 14/05/2010
The Godchecker Tribal Music Division reports that TONY ALLEN, the world’s greatest living drummer, and SEUN KUTI, extraordinary Afrobeat God, were in magical form at the Brighton Festival last Saturday.
Introduced by BRIAN ENO, artistic director of the festival, the show was a thumping, pumping extravaganza of irresistible drumming, heaven-sent music and outrageous leopardskin theatre.
While the laid-back legend Tony Allen flipped his backbeats into hypnotic arrays of rhythm without breaking a sweat, the rising star Seun Kuti jerked and flipped across the stage like a man possessed by the very spirit of Afrobeat. The crowd held on for dear life, sweat and shoes flying in all directions as the very hall threatened to catch alight.
Stirring the spirit with ancient Yoruba battle cries and a message of peace and solidarity, we conclude that Afrobeat is in safe hands and the future looks bright indeed.
Highlights of the Brighton Fest, including a snippet of Seun Kuti and his amazing pyjamas, will be broadcast on the BBC Culture Show shortly. Official Twitter: @bbccultureshow.
Incidentally, for those interested, we spotted an incognito NICK CAVE in the audience, but he vanished before we could check out his funky Afrobeat moves.