Part 5 - Revival & Revolution
But nine boss tracks out of ten is an above average score, and so successful is Afrobeat Revival that's it been joined by a second volume, Afrobeat Revolution (Rough Guide, 2009), to be reviewed in a later Diary.
Tracks: Crazy Afrobeat; Government Magic; Think Africa; Jekajo; Ibajekba (What If); Trouble Come Trouble Go; Ojoro; Di Bombs; Fela Dey; Abbey Rockers #1. Bonus CD: Mister Sinister; Mama Don't Want No Gun; Everybody (Tryin' To Get By); Root To The Fruit; Late Night Closed Eyes; More Consideration; Democrazy; Trouble Come Trouble Go; Candela; Gimme Ya Ya.
Personnel: Tony Allen (1); Antibalas (2); Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (3); Chicago Afrobeat Project (4); Femm Nameless (5); Kokolo (6); Dele Sosimi (7); Mr Something Something & Ikwunga The Afrobeat Poet (8); Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble (9); The Superpowers (10). Bonus CD: Kokolo.