Thursday, 23 April 2009

Extra Golden review up on PopMatters

After a spell away, I've started writing for PopMatters again.

Here's my review of Extra Golden's latest venture, Thank You Very Quickly.

Ian Eagleson wasn’t the first Western musician to trek to Africa, but he might be the Western musician who took his visit the most seriously. It was far from a mere jaunt aimed at adding a little extra musical flavor to his band Golden’s recordings. Eagleson traveled as part of his doctoral research into the music of East Africa. In 2000, while in Kenya for that research, he began documenting the popular, guitar-heavy form of dance music known as benga. While in Africa, he was assisted by Otieno Jagwasi and Onyango Wuod Omari, members of a Kenyan band called Orchestra Extra Solar Africa.

Click here to read the rest of the Extra Golden review

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