Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 20+1 Albums)

Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaRejoice [World Circuit Records; March 2020]

Although never getting too close to afrobeat (the longest track being 5:49), Rejoice is a fine tribute to the genre, a nice way to remember the influence of Fela and the skills possessed by two of his ‘brothers’. From the outset, right the way through this album to the closing notes from Masekela’s trumpet, we are given a masterclass and should ‘rejoice’ at the music contained within.

DJ Iano

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