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Andre Tanker

Swahili

Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Andre Tanker is considered one of the most important musicians his country has produced. His seminal work helped define the Caribbean folk-jazz sound and his influence has been compared to that of Bob Dylan on American music.

Throughout his career, his music formed linkages between a panoply of native music traditions and genres, fusing Caribbean style with Orisha (West African / Cuban spiritual) music, African drumming and Indian classical music, among others.

“Swahili” is a rare calypso-jazz-funk gem recently reissued by the ever-brilliant Soundway Records and it’s a straight-ahead groover, an upbeat number well suited for sweaty dance floors the world over.

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