Where other Nigerian vinyl compilations have focused on various permutations of rock, funk, soul, and disco, Wake Up You! On 34 tracks across two volumes and two accompanying books, the compilation documents some of the musical, socioeconomic, and political trends that shaped Nigerian Afrorock. The majority of both Vol. And yet, as the government sought to rebuild the nation, leftover wartime trauma and unresolved tensions got swept under the rug. So it's very possible that the sense of discomfort and melancholy that had never really gotten addressed then ended up bubbling over into rock, particularly in the East, which had borne the brunt of the war as the former secessionist Republic of Biafra.
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Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Wake Up You! Jun 13, Berslon Pank rated it liked it.
The information about the bands and artists in the Nigerian rock scene was wonderful, but at times I felt like it tried to paint the Nigerian culture with a broad brush and that there were over simplistic characterizations of fans of music that wasn't rock music.
Laura rated it liked it Apr 30, Jacob rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Matthew rated it really liked it Oct 21, VanKristie rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Chris rated it liked it Feb 14, Ben Miotke rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Kathleen Volker marked it as to-read Apr 24, Waves do contrast pretty sharply with the multifaceted exuberance of Ofo the Black Company. Delving further into Vol. The Vol.Wake Up You! The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, help propogate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela Kuti to stardom 4/5(1).