Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ethnic music: The Playmaker




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You will know the joy of listening to music you don't understand. The Playmaker by Phyno, is one piece of art that reeks of hard work. Twenty tracks in all, the melodies project a diverse culture and the beauty of Ibo language, as it creatively imbibes a hiphop flow, with raw talent spread atop tastefully mastered instrumentals and upbeat vibes. The collaboration with artists like P-Square, TuBaba, Burna Boy makes for good variety. In a remake of her hit song Ochie Dike, Onyeka Onwenu also lends her golden voice to The Playmaker. 

If one gets to skip three out of twenty tracks, then by many standards, that's way above average. It might be too early to label this album a classic, but I sure hope Phyno is around for a long time.
The Playmaker is currently getting heavy rotation and a lot of attention from me. It has me jamming and grooving like a villager every time. 042 kwenu!

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