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Interview :: Human Rights : Politics : Race
Wunmi, Afrobeat singer/songwriter
30 Jan 2006
Interview with Afrobeat singer/songwriter Wunmi.

Continuing a series of interviews with Afrobeat musicians. Afrobeat is deeply concerned in social criticism to pave way to social change.
Interview with singer/songwriter Wunmi. We discuss why she wrote the song “Talk Talk Talk”; what she tries to communicate through her music; her childhood in Nigeria; her love of Fela Kuti’s use of music as a weapon of education; James Brown; how her career in music began; performoing with Soul II Soul; Jazzie B; Roy Ayers; the Neo Jazz Explosion; Kate Bush; Phil Collins; Sade; her rejected demo; living in London and Nigeria; why she moved to New York City; collaborating with Truby Trio; Masters at Work; Bugz In The Attic; appearing on the Red Hot + Riot tribute CD to Fela Kuti; Meshell Ndegeocello; D’Angelo; Macy Gray; Baaba Maal; being open to life; the “Zombie” 12″; the tragedy that inspired her to write “Time Is Now”; Ahmed Diallo; why Americans are so apathetic; fashion design; choreography; working with Ron Brown; theaching dance to 5th through 12th graders; the release of her forthcoming CD; upcoming performances.

Featured songs are “Talk Talk Talk”, “Time Is Now” and “4 The Fun Of It”.

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Re: Wunmi, Afrobeat singer/songwriter
30 Jan 2006
james brown research