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Bounce Gvng invites you to join our digital music showcase, Design Your Wav Volume 3 – Afrobeats. This installment will feature producers, songwriters, and artists that thrive in that particular West African music space.
Afrobeat is a term coined by Fela Kuti, a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist & bandleader in the 1960s. Kuti pioneered the sound and style within Nigeria. With its fusion of Jazz, Funk, West African highlife, Afrobeat began influencing musicians all over the world, and continues to do so.
Afrobeats is an umbrella term used to describe various sub genres within West African Pop music. These include Highlife, Soca, Juju, Azonto, and Hiplife.
In the last decade, Afro-fusion artists have become increasingly sought after. Their music and talents have existed for some time, but it wasn’t until relatively recently that the rest of the world finally started catching up. As artists like Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Davido, and Yemi Alade continue to make waves throughout the western world, it allows for other Afrobeats artists to gain much-deserved recognition as well.