Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz International
Family Movement, Rogers All Stars 1981

Prince Nico Mbarga, front

“If Sunny Ade carries the flag for Juju and Fela’s Afrobeat
will, in time become a global source sound, then the late
Prince Nico will forever be Igbo Highlife.” ( Rough Guide )
Always sharp looking Prince Nico Mbarga rocks once more !

tracks;

1 Family movement
2 Home is home
3 Le pere de notre pays
4 Lost love

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10 thoughts on “Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz International
Family Movement, Rogers All Stars 1981

  1. it is very nive to mys ears!
    i love the highlife , this album is a the best of prince Nico
    Thanks for this album !

    Farid Martinez Acosta
    Barranquilla Colombia

  2. it is very nive to mys ears!
    i love the highlife , this album is a the best of prince Nico
    Thanks for this album !

    Farid Martinez Acosta
    Barranquilla Colombia

  3. Really enjoying this and other albums on your excellent blog. Good to see some musicians listed on the cover of this album from Niger, where I used to live! Well, keep up the good work.

  4. Really enjoying this and other albums on your excellent blog. Good to see some musicians listed on the cover of this album from Niger, where I used to live! Well, keep up the good work.

  5. Thanks again, Moss. I learn a lot from your choice of music & your postings so upon listening to the music and reflecting on your quotation of “Rough Guide’s crowning of Nico Mbarga as the personification of Igbo Highlife, I thought it fitting to post a rejoinder.

    Though I am neither an Igbo nor an expert on Igbo highlife, I think a lot of Igbos won’t agree with that characterisation. Mbarga’s music has influences of highlife no doubt, but I think it is Makossa (Cameroon) and Congolese styles top heavy. Not to take anything away from Mbarga, he is great.

    I quickly checked up on Wiki & it seems that, if anything, that accolade goes to Sir Warrior. The link follows and I think you’ll agree that perhaps that seems more appropriate:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_Sir_Warrior

    Anyway, thanks again for your selfless work.

  6. Thanks again, Moss. I learn a lot from your choice of music & your postings so upon listening to the music and reflecting on your quotation of “Rough Guide’s crowning of Nico Mbarga as the personification of Igbo Highlife, I thought it fitting to post a rejoinder.

    Though I am neither an Igbo nor an expert on Igbo highlife, I think a lot of Igbos won’t agree with that characterisation. Mbarga’s music has influences of highlife no doubt, but I think it is Makossa (Cameroon) and Congolese styles top heavy. Not to take anything away from Mbarga, he is great.

    I quickly checked up on Wiki & it seems that, if anything, that accolade goes to Sir Warrior. The link follows and I think you’ll agree that perhaps that seems more appropriate:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_Sir_Warrior

    Anyway, thanks again for your selfless work.

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