Tales of Diaspora
STRAIGHT NO CHASER 'Some of you may be familiar with IG Culture's smokin re-mix of Lekan Babalola's ' Asokere' but this album is an all together different affair. 'Tales of diaspora' is a free spirited jazz infused collaboration between Babalola the percussionist/if Yoruba cultural activist and classically trained clarinetist Kate Luxmoore. It features the vocals of Helen McDonald and a posse of Birmingham based musicians capable of conveying a celebratory journey which traces the route of Yoruba traditions from West Africa to the Caribbean and the New World. The fluid radio friendly compositions allow the music to embrace a myriad of influences from montunoes to afrobeat. 'Tales of diaspora' is an indie production that implicitly rejects and resists the consistent marginalisation of this music. Check it' Straight No Chaser Reveiw.