Kasba Music publishes the sixth volume of the “Republicafrobeat” collection

This time the album is dedicated to Afrobeat made in the Iberian Peninsula.

It includes songs by Eskorzo, Gecko Turner, Alma Afrobeat Ensemble, Ogun Afrobeat or Los 300 and remixes by DJ Panko or DJ Floro, among others.

In 2023, the AC. AfrobeatProject has been touring Afrobeat around the world for 20 years. It has been an exciting and nourishing adventure that we are proud of and that we have been doing together with Kasba Music for 6 years, which is why we want to celebrate it with the edition of a new volume of REPUBLICAFROBEAT.

Volume 6 of REPUBLICAFROBEAT goes by the surname IBERIAN AFROBEAT and aims to reflect the Afrobeat scene of Galicia, the Basque Country, Asturias, Catalonia, Madrid, Aragon, Extremadura, Andalusia and Portugal. The Iberian Peninsula is a melting pot of cultures, a land of back and forth, where the black presence and multiracial coexistence has been relevant for centuries. His music has resonated deeply with his people. And Afrobeat, a musical genre created by Nigerians Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, has been the protagonist for decades. Originally conceived as a tool of social engagement, it is a vehicle of connection above colour, race, religion, gender, identity or ideology.

Afrobeat is practiced all over the world, from Israel to Brazil, from Poland to the United States, from Chile to Mozambique, from Puerto Rico to Nigeria, from Austria to Ethiopia, from Japan to Mexico, from Senegal to Colombia and a long etc. A few years ago, in 2012, the AC. AfrobeatProject published the album La Música És el Arma del Futuro. A Tribute to Fela from Spanish Bands, where we reflected the Afrobeat scene in Spain through versions of Fela Kuti. Now, in this REPUBLICAFROBEAT VOL.6-AFROBEAT IBÈRIC, we want to expand the sample with original songs from some of the bands that make up the Iberian geography: Macheta SupahSound (Galicia); Makala and Makulu Ken (Basque Country); Gecko Turner (Extremadura); Eskorzo and Los 300 (Andalusia); Akin & The Afrobeat Brothers (Asturias); Afro Soul Toasting, Ogun Afrobeat, Juno & Darrell and Kumar Subllevao-Beat & Machete Horns (Madrid); Alma Afrobeat Ensemble and Kwame Adzraku (Catalonia); Couscous Party (Aragon); and Cacique’97, Carapaus Orkestra and Kumpania Algazarra (Portugal), plus the contribution of remixers Oscar Martos, Dj Panko and Dj Floro.

The design is the work of Ricard Bofill.

Enjoy the trip. For Ever Lives Afrobeat!

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