Monday, July 2, 2012

Lord Nelson - 'Shango' (1978)

This track is a beautifully sparse and dark fusion of traditional Caribbean beats, calypso, afro-beat and ritual chanting, by Lord Nelson - a big figure in Trinidad and Tobago from the 1950s onwards.

To give a bit more flavour for the tune - a little Wiki-ing tells me that Shango is the Orisha (spirit/deity) of fire, lightening and thunder in the Yoruba religion which was followed by many in Trinidad and Tobago. There you go: we're all about cultural education here at FC.

Soundway Records are reissuing this tune with a B-Side dance remix by Daniel Haaksman and DJ Beware - quite chilled.


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