African Head Charge: A Trip to Bolgatanga (On U-Sound/digital outlets)

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African Head Charge: A Trip to Bolgatanga (On U-Sound/digital outlets)

The great Jamaican-born and raised musician Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah was schooled in Nyabinghi music and traditional healing before leaving for London where he became a roadie then touring musician bringing his unique spiritual and trance-like percussion and production sound to the attention of Adrian Sherwood and others at On U-Sound.

Over a score of funked-up dubadelic albums shot through with samples, edits, rhythm cut-ups and members of Tackhead (Skip McDonald, Doug Wimbush, Keith LeBlanc) and numerous other guests (Jah Wobble, Junior Moses) African Head Charge – the band around Bonjo – connected contemporary and futuristic production with the classic sound of early reggae artists like Prince Far I, Lee Scratch Perry and Nyabinghi chants.

Always a trip and always welcome, African Head Charge return with this typically ancient-to-future mash-up of philosophy, culture, dub, African funkadelic moods and chants.

Maybe all you need to know about this sonic journey to his current hometown in northern Ghana are some titles? Accra Electronica, I Chant Too, Passing Clouds, Never Regret a Day, Microdosing . . .

You're on your own, but you won't be alone.

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You can hear and buy this album at bandcamp here



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Robert McAdam - Jul 10, 2023

Great to hear this band again. They were pumped by BFM Auckland in the 80's along with most On U sound artists. Saw the entourage at the power station and talked to Adrian Sherwood behind the desk. Just about everything Adrian has touched is excellent. Good to see him back at work again!!!

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