African Dances

Shina Williams & His African Percussionists


This reissue of Shina Williams’ ultra-rare album, ‘African Dances,’ is part of the Vinyl Me, Please Mr. Bongo reissue campaign.

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Exclusive Features

color Transparent Cyan

Other Features

download code No
exclusive VMP Exclusive
label Mr. Bongo
mastering studio Finyl Tweek
release type Reissue

By the Numbers


1LP

format

1979

original release year

331/3
RPM

speed

750

total pressing quantity

12
INCH

vinyl size

180

weight

Description


This is the first official Mr. Bongo reissue of the extremely rare full-length album by Lagos-based bandleader Shina Williams. The record was born in 1979 when Shina put Biddy Wright, Fred Fisher, Saliu Alabi, Prince Bola, Tutu Shoronmu, Tunde Williams and several other decorated Nigerian musicians — who played with the likes of Fela Kuti, SJOB Movement, Sonny Okoson and King Bucknor among others — together to record. The result is ‘African Dances,’ a timeless fusion of afrobeat, electronics, boogie and disco. This record includes Williams’ most well-known song, “Agboju Logun,” that he knew was groundbreaking.

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