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  Fuji music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fuji is a style of popular Nigerian music, popularized in the early 1970s by the one and only "Fuji Creator," Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister.
Although there were quite many fuji groups with collaboration and rivalry alike around Lagos island by this time, the "fuji" transformation originally became prominent with the recordings of Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and Alhaji Monsuru Akande, both of whom recorded for the TYC/African Songs musical labels in Lagos.
Fuji is a percussive style of music, relying on complex interlocking rhythms played on a variety of traditional drums, while also incorporating drum machines and keyboards in its modern incarnation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fuji_music   (964 words)

  
 Nigerian Music
Nigerian music also utilizes ostinato rhythms, in which a rhythmic pattern is repeated, and variable metres which change the time signature of a piece of music.
Traditional music from Nigeria is almost always functional; that is, performed to mark a ritual such as a wedding or funeral, and not for pure entertainment or artistic enjoyment.
The most common format for music in Nigeria is a call-and-response choir, in which a lead singer and a chorus interchange verses, sometimes accompanied by instruments which either shadow the lead text or repeat and ostinato vocal phrase.
www.nigeria-planet.com /Nigerian-Music.html   (3122 words)

  
 Adewale Ayuba
Fuji music, named after the famous Japanese mountain symbolizing love, unity and brotherhood, has dominated the popular Nigerian music scene for the past decade.
Traditionally, Were music is an expression of Islamic faith during the holy month of Ramadan, acting as a rousing call for Yoruban Muslims for their early morning prayer.
The ingenious transition of Were into Fuji music was the result of the experimenting of Alhaji Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, who decided to take Were music out of its early-morning, Ramadan context, and add a variety of external influences (Apala and Sakara music) to the sound.
www.africasounds.com /adewale.htm   (1008 words)

  
 African Music : Chief Doctor Sikiru Ayinde Barrister
Chief Doctor Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, born in 1948 in Lagos, Nigeria, is responsible for the introduction of fuji music, and is still the leading Yoruba fuji singer.
Named after Mount Fuji, the Japansese mountain of love, the word was really used because he liked the sound of it.
Fuji is a combination of the were beat, juju, apala, and traditional Yoruba praise poems.
africanmusic.org /artists/barrister.html   (124 words)

  
 Adewale Ayuba - Nigeria Arts.net - Home of Nigerian Arts on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fuji is an enticing blend of pure, raw Yoruba traditional percussion and choral vocals that reflect the Arabic tonality of Nigeria's large Muslim population.
The result was a new and universally appealing music which could attract Muslims and non-Muslims alike, and even rival the country's popular Juju music.
"Fuji Time," is a crashcourse into the depth and excitement of Fuji music, and the album showcases the 9 percussionists and three singers who comprise Adewale's Bonsue Fuji Organization.
www.nigeria-arts.net /Music/Fuji/Adewale_Ayuba   (1021 words)

  
 Fujiyama - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Fuji (city), city in central Japan on Honshū Island, in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture.
Fuji is located at the head of Suruga Bay (an inlet of the...
Tōkai, the district east of the alps on the Pacific coast, is sunnier and warmer.
encarta.msn.com /Fujiyama.html   (71 words)

  
 Fuji - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fuji Speedway, a major race track at the base of Mt Fuji
Fuji (Spacecraft), a capsule type manned spacecraft concept, proposed by NASDA
Keiko Fuji, a Japanese singer of the 1960s and 1970s, and mother of Hikaru Utada
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fuji   (198 words)

  
 FataiValentine
It is a percussive and vocal music that often involves praise singing and the spraying of money.
The rhythmic music featured traditional as well as electric instruments in loosely structured jams that flowed effortlessly behind Valentine's performance.
Valentine later elaborated on Fuji music, which is currently very popular in Lagos and compared it more to western pop idioms such as rap than traditional music.
www.africasounds.com /Valentine.htm   (475 words)

  
 Lagos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The area is also particularly famous for its music and nightlife, notably in areas around Yaba and Surulere, as well as the National Stadium Complex.
Lagos is famous throughout West Africa for its music scene.
Visitors are also drawn to the musical heritage of Lagos, such as fuji music (see Music section).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lagos   (2331 words)

  
 Nippop | Features | 2005.04.23
Of course, music is the magnet drawing young Japanese in their thousands to the Fuji Rock, Summer Sonic and Rising Sun Rock festivals, which in the last few years have grown into some of the biggest music events held anywhere in the world.
The inaugural Fuji Rock Festival was held near the town of Tenjinyama in Yamanashi Prefecture, at the base of Japan’s iconic Mt. Fuji.
This year’s Fuji Rock takes place July 29-31, and among the big-name overseas acts performing are Beck, Fatboy Slim, Moby, the Foo Fighters and the reunited Dinosaur Jr., while Japanese acts playing at the festival include the Boom Boom Satellites, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Sambomaster and Quruli.
nippop.com /features/feature_id-20/.../artist_name-rip_slyme   (1365 words)

  
 juju: Afropop Style -- Nigeria, West Africa
Together they created a recreational music that came to be known as palm wine music, as it usually accompanied drinking.
Shina's music nods to Fela Kuti's funky afrobeat and to the percussion frenzy of fuji music, but it remains essentially juju.
In the 1990s, percussive fuji music and local reggae became very popular with Nigerian listeners, ending juju's long-held dominance.
www.afropop.org /explore/style_info/ID/18/juju   (531 words)

  
 Music Articles
As “Fuji Ambassador” he has started to spread the vibe of West African dancehalls from his Lagos club, Skindles, straight to the Americas, Europe and beyond.
Finally, the constant reworking and revitalisation of all the ingredients – from the ancient rituals of Ayuba's African heritage to the varying styles and fashions of the West – is an absolute must.
"Fuji Satisfaction" is the peaceful and joyful marriage of Islamic traditions with the West.
nigeriavillagesquare1.com /villagemusic/2005/06/ad-bantu-odukoya.html   (499 words)

  
 Music of Nigeria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fuji was a synthesis of apala with the "ornamented, free-rhythmic" vocals of ajiwere devotional singers
However, at its roots, fuji is a mixture of Muslim traditional were songs with "aspects of apala percussion and vocal songs and brooding, philosophical sakara music"
In the 1980s, she remained one of the nation's best-selling artists, creating her own unique variety of music called waka; she was so closely associated with the genre that a royal figure, the Alaafin of Oyo, Obalamidi Adeyemi, crowned her the "Queen of Waka Music" in 1992.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Music_of_Nigeria   (6413 words)

  
 African Songs Uk Revives The Good Old Times
Juju music enthusiasts, especially in Europe, are most likely to give the early records of KSA a rousing welcome.
The music called WERE was a variant of religious chant employed by young Islamic faithfuls to entertain and wake up adherents of Islamic faith during the Ramadan period.
The pioneering nature of his music was to such an extent that modern stars like King Sunny Ade were known to have at one time or the other have played and experimented with his style.
www.africantheaterusa.com /AfricanSongsUKOldTimes.htm   (1242 words)

  
 Fuji - Nigeria Arts.net - Home of Nigerian Arts on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Emerging from the Lagosian Heartland of Mushin and steeped in the Islamic Roots of Ajisari Music, Fuji is a percussion and vocal dominated genre of music which rose to popularity in the 1970's to become the most popular of Yoruba musical genres.
Fuji's earliest proponents were Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and Kollington Ayinla.
In the 1990's Fuji overtook other seminal Yoruba music forms to become the most popular Yoruba Music.
www.nigeria-arts.net /Music/Fuji   (81 words)

  
 Articles @ Naijacommunity.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fuji music is the fast-paced sound blazing in the streets of Lagos, capturing the joy, pain and energy of the world's fastest growing megapolis.
From the homelands of the African nations to the Arab culture to the West and the rest of the world - Fuji is the exciting synthesis of all the mixing, fertilizing and developing happening in Africa at the moment.
The characteristic Fuji topics are present: explicit dwelling on secular affairs, love's mysterious ways, lust and lubricity.
www.naijacommunity.com /green-articles.php?AID=409   (714 words)

  
 fuji: Afropop Style -- Nigeria, West Africa
During the '80s, while King Sunny Adé was bringing juju music to the world, the popular fuji sound surged to squeeze out an equal share of Nigeria's massive pop market.
Younger fuji musicians continue to emerge and do well even as juju persists, and reggae makes strong inroads on the Nigerian scene.
Most fuji musicians are Yoruba, but Sunny is Ibo, from the Rivers state in southeast Nigeria.
www.afropop.org /explore/style_info/ID/8/Fuji   (328 words)

  
 MOTHERLAND NIGERIA: MUSIC AND SAMPLES (by Boomie O.)
Soul music (one of the 2 vocalists is Nigerian)
Africa Online Music: Nigeria: Does have listening booth, and there is a link in the last section to it, but I had to include it again here because I think they do a great job of describing the music
Afro-Caribbean's Page on Nigerian Music: has links to many Nigerian artists, sometimes with biographies, and discographies, but at the time I wrote this, did not have access to listening or buying them.
www.motherlandnigeria.com /music.html   (884 words)

  
 African Music Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Black gospel music - gospel juju, gospel makossa, praise worship, contemporary gospel rap and hiphop.
African Music Catalog - DAR Radio, bringing you the best music from Africa, the Caribbean and the World.
Music from all over the world - African, Latin, Asian - and every other territory...
www.music-downloads-king.com /about/african-music-online.php   (229 words)

  
 juju music - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Anticipated by reggae in the 1970s, worldbeat music (also called ethnopop) began to emerge during the early 1980s, with the success of the album...
Today the global music industry is dominated by a small number of transnational entertainment corporations, with offices and agents in major cities...
- W African pop music: a style of popular music found in West Africa, especially Nigeria, combining traditional percussion rhythms with modern drums, guitar, and keyboards
ca.encarta.msn.com /juju+music.html   (120 words)

  
 Fuji Dub Downloads :: calabashmusic.com
Fuji -- Ferocious Urban Jungle Intensity -- a music named (so the story goes) by it's first master, Alhaji Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, when he saw a postcard of Mount Fuji in an airport transit...
New York's answer to Manu Chao - a mixture of hip hop, Cuban music and...
This music might be appropriate if you're reading the paper in coffee...
fuji.calabashmusic.com   (162 words)

  
 / RootsWorld Recording Review
The Nigerian-German musical collective known as Bantu (Brotherhood Alliance Navigating Toward Unity) have collaborated with numerous African acts, including Pee Frois, Black Soul, and Jollof.
Fuji, a genre meant to evoke the majesty of Japan's famous mountain peak, combines the catchy, infectious call-and-response melodicism of Afrobeat with the Yoruba drumming workouts and tireless jams characteristic of juju.
One would be hard pressed to find a better African pop record for 2005 than Fuji Satisfaction, a record which successfully combines dancability, political consciousness, and some of the most intense Yoruba drumming to be etched onto a CD in some time.
www.rootsworld.com /0603123/reviews/fuji05.shtml   (290 words)

  
 GWAR: Live From Mt. Fuji - PopMatters Music Review
Of course, by "lampooning", I mean bringing each onstage, ripping out their intestines, and feasting on their blood, which jets out all over the place.
After all, when you're killing yourself laughing while ducking streams of green bile spewing from Laci Peterson's dead fetus, it's hard to concentrate on what the heck the band is playing.
It's an odd combination, but his persona keeps things light, reminding us to never take these guys too seriously, which is what makes GWAR so enjoyable: they bring a sense of fun to a genre that all too often thinks too highly of itself.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/g/gwar-live2005.shtml   (528 words)

  
 Nigerian Music
It makes this set pretty essential for ANY world music fan and even those who like any kind of rhythm in their music, that is hip hop, jazz, funk whatever.
The interplay of voices and slack-key guitar is Nico at the top of his form, and the songwriting is in the same stratosphere with Fela and Johnny Clegg in its directness and power.
The exuberant album is a wonderful example of musical build-up, from the elegantly intoned talking drums to slinking guitars and then a vocal power that grows exponentially with each additional voice taking on new choruses.
www.africaguide.com /country/nigeria/music.htm   (1099 words)

  
 Reviews of So Long Fuji - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
The band was formed in 2002 by members of several famous local bands.
By using the most up-to-date sound editing software, Herzog applies a soubtle touches of electronica to his mostly traditional rock songs.
The result is quite unlike anything that can be found on contemporary Russian rock scene - a literary, inventive and moving music that sounds classic and unabashedly modern at the same time.
music.download.com /3640-8581-100372304-100372323.html   (189 words)

  
 ***The Fuji Publishing Group Cigar Music Page***
Cigar Music: Tobacco Songs From Old Havana In Cuba, where music continues to be an essential ingredient of the island's culture, the relation between cigars and music has always remained deeply symbiotic.
An astounding selection of world-renowned musicians are featured in an exciting mix of Cuban musical styles such as Nueva Trova, Timba, Son, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Trio, amd Latin Pop.
Rhythm and Smoke Recorded and performed by the top musicians and artists from Cuba in June of 1998, this CD has a variety of musical styles both past and present.
fujipub.com /cigar/music.html   (688 words)

  
 Fuji Music: Nu Thang
How they makin' music when there ain't no band
She heard a James Brown sample and thought he was there
God's usin' this music and we're comin' strong
members.tripod.com /~gsdt/nuthang.htm   (1901 words)

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