SEPARATE TRACKS VERSION: MEGAUPLOAD
or MEDIAFIRESINGLE TRACK VERSION: OFFICIAL
In Yoruba spiritual traditions (contemporary Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria) as well as its descendant Afro-diasporic faiths like Vodou, Santeria/Lukumi and Candomble, Eshu is an important Orisha.
The divine messenger between Gods and Man, Eshu is the gatekeeper, protector of travelers, guardian of the Crossroads, offering choices and reveals possibilities.
Often identified by the number three, and the colours red & black, Eshu represents the balance of nature, Day and night, creation and destruction, old age and youth.
Yet more than conduit between this and other worlds, Eshu is also a spirit of Chaos and a devious trickster, playing games and serving up mischief with the ultimate aim of waking people up and teaching them lessons.
So, in the spirit of Eshu, FUSION 3 represents the balance between traditional and modern, "east" and "west", listening and dancing. This mashup album stands at the crossroads between the musical worlds of Yoruba talking steel drums, Cuban piano, Indonesian Gamelan, Cameroon Mbira (thumb piano), Black Panther poetry, South African Jazz, etc., and the House and Techno club sounds of today.
I think it will play a few tricks on minds which insist on seeing the world in discontinuously separate compartments.
Etubom Rex Williams - Uwa Idem Mi <> Maurizio - M102 [Pan-Africa/USA]
Guem & Zaka - L'Abeille <> Oasis - One03 [Indonesia/Cuba]
Django Mango - the wisdom of the fool <> Fast Vision Soul - Babatunde04 [Burundi/South Africa]
Chant d'enfant accompagne d'un arc musical umuduri <> Spikiri feat. Hugh Masekela - Spiyanko Bonus Beats05 [Nigeria/UK]
Wahabi Arowoshila - Gbogbo Musulumi Ododo (Fuji) <> Hector and Bryant - Tension06 [Cameroon/Germany]
Frances Bebey - Africa Sanza <> Basti Grub - oma vovo07 [Cameroon/UK]
Frances Bebey - Bameda <> AudioFly - Sweeter Than 08 [Indonesia/Germany]
Sambasunda - Sumimaula <> Liapin - BlackMamba09 [USA/Italy]
Sarah Webster Fabio - Glimpses / Nigger Sweat <> Double Dash - Mas10 [Nigeria/UK]
Madam Mujidat Ogunfalu & Her Waka Group - Ololo Nise Awo Won Ni <> Chris Wood and Frank Leicher - Into the Jungle 11 [South Africa/USA]
Ricky Rimbiandarison - Imamohamana Dry (The Wake Up Drum) <> Cpen - African Jack12 [Ghana/USA]
Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann - Funky Hi-Life <> Yonurican - Lucha Machete (Ricardo Miranda Drum Mix)13 [Mali]
Oumou Sangare - Yala (Zhao Fix)14 [Ghana/Netherlands]
Guy Warren - BUILSA <> Gregor Salto - Classic Beat15 [USA/Nigeria]
Sarah Webster Fabio - Boss Soul <> Osunlade - Native Tongue16 [Mali/Sweden]
Ahmed Fofana - Balani <> Jamtech Foundation - Too Fast (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)17 [Ethiopia/Germany]
Bole 2 Harlem - Home <> Booka Shade - Hide and Seek In Geishas Garden
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