King Sunny Ade to Release First Studio Album in a Decade
King Sunny Ade will release his first studio album in a decade on September 28. Baba Mo Tunde is double CD features contributions from several U.S. musicians, including Joe Doria on Hammond B-3, Wayne Horvitz on keyboards and Philly house DJ King Britt.
“Nigerian music is the wellspring,” King Sunny Ade said in a statement, “but my music brings people together, no matter where they are from. Everybody can give thanks and dance. That’s what my music is all about, peace and enjoyment.”
The album is expected to focus on longer, improvisational works. According from a release, “This time, King Sunny Ade and his youthful, high-energy band, fresh from a reinvigorating and successful tour, decided to go for broke. They busted out the twining liquid rhythms, upbeat choruses, and stunning percussion that made juju the music of a generation of Nigerians and African music lovers. This time, the group made room to stretch, improvise, and take full advantage of an excellent studio and an upbeat vibe.”