Sunny Ade and His African Beats
Vol 8: Late Pa Yohanna Gowon
African Songs 4L
side one: Isele Yi Le Ju / Asanlamu-Alaikun
King Sunny Ade - "I started with percussion. At the age of seven, I would like to follow my mother to church and they had some percussion there where they would play traditional music. I always liked to be in between those people playing percussion. From there, I started touching the drums. My mother and family didn't want me to do that though. Occassionally, I would go there and I was very small among the percussionists there. So what I do was I would make sure some people would be covering me so when my mother would look back, I would try to dogde her. One person would be in front of me like a human shield. My father was a real slow, careful man, doing everything in a deliberate way, even moving a chair. But that didn't go with the kind of music I wanted to play - I wanted people to SWEAT. When he died, only my mother could stop me. So I would explain to her, 'this is the world that I want to chose. Let me go.'" -(taken from KSA's interview with Jason Gross, june 1998)
If anyone has the files for side two of this record or for the album cover they would be greatly appreciated. I can always be reached at my youtube channel.
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Music is Universal.
Also thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Sunny Ade discography.