New York, USA – His face hidden behind a vibrantly colored mask meant to represent the facelessness of the common man in Africa. His music a pulsating mix of traditional African styles infused with Western influenced instrumentation and production.
Lágbájá is one of Nigeria’s most revered and popular recording artists. On June 19th, 2001, Lágbájá’s first internationally distributed album, We Before Me, will be released by IndigeDisc thus revealing West Africa’s best-kept secret to the rest of the world.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.