Jan 16, 2015

Sly Collins - Sweet Mother

Afro Pop Veteran Sly Collins appears on the Creative Commons Affiliates Mixtape that dropped this week.  I have to say that any artist that is featured in an article with this headline "Sly Collins And His Afro Music Preaches Peace & HIV Awareness" is welcome on this blog.

Collins has been performing for more than 30 years.  He is from Ghana, but spent considerable time in Nigeria.  Much of that time was spent working with Fela.  

This tune, Sweet Mother is from a release on Jamendo.com called Total Unity.  Here is a word or two on his musical philosophy:
"Our musicians don't want to learn. Every good musician must know how to play an instrument and that's what is reflected in my music career.  I feel good making natural music again, playing the accordion and other instruments." 
Loving the international feel of this mixtape.  Follow the link and explore.

Sly Collins - Sweet Mother

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