Apala, Fuji & Waka Theme Week, day 7
Haruna Ishola and his Apala Group
STAR SRPS 23

We openden de Apala, Fuji & Waka thema week met apala,
via fuji, waka, en weer fuji eindigen we vandaag weer met
apala. Haruna Ishola was met Ayinla Omowura de belangrijk-
ste apala ster. Hij maakte wel zo’n honderd platen waarvan
deze SRPS 23 op STAR. Lees meer over Alhaji Haruna Ishola
op de Wikipedia Haruna Ishola pagina.
Check ook zijn discografie

We opened our Apala, Fuji & Waka theme week with apala,
via fuji, waka, and more fuji we end it today with more apala.
Haruna Ishola was with Ayinla Omowura the most important
apala star. He made some hundred records of which today
this SRPS 23 on STAR records. Read more about Alhaji
Haruna Ishola on the Wikipedia Haruna Ishola page.
Also check his discography

tracks ;

01 – Mba b’ejire mba yo
—–Ishola olugbuyi kuseju
—–Bi ‘taku oba ja
—–Saliu mayabikan
02 – Bi mo duro bi mo bere lo orin nso simi lokan
—–Olorire legbe wa
—–Ishola de elenpe od’osupa ti nmole kari aiye
—–Won nse kobaje didan lo ndan

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Apala, Fuji & Waka Theme Week, day 1
Alhaji Ayinla Omowura & his Apala Group
“Ati d’Ariyo”, EMI 1979

De laatste tijd zit ik volop in de Nigeriaanse muziek. Eerder
hadden we hier op de Global groove al een Nigerian Week.
Hierin kwamen juju, apala, fuji en highlife al aan de orde.
Later hadden we een week met in het bijzonder de Etsakor
en Afenmai highlife sound. De komende week staat vervol-
gens volledig in het teken van Apala, Fuji en Waka. Deze
stromingen staan bol van drums en percussie gecombineerd
met vokale hoogstandjes. Eerst was er apala, met artiesten
als Haruna Ishola en Ayinla Omowura. Daaruit kwam de fuji
voort, Ishola en Omowura waren van de eerste lichting en
werden opgevolgd door jongens als Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister
en Kollington Ayinla. Wasiu Ayinde Marshall was hot in
weer later stadium en in zijn slipstream Adewale Ayuba. Tij-
dens de jaren 80 kwam een mengeling van juju, fuji en tradi-
tionele Yoruba muziek in zwang die waka wordt genoemd.
Dames als Salawa Abeni en Alhaja Adijat Kubura Alaragbo,
Salawa Abeni werd de ‘Queen of Waka Music’ gedoopt.
Kortom, het belooft een week vol drumspektakel met een
vleugje Islam maar ook keihard dansgeweld, enjoy ..

For quite a few months now I am caught up in Nigerian music.
On an earlier occasion we had a sole Nigerian Week here at the
Global Groove with juju, fuji, apala and highlife. Then later we
had a week with Etsakor and Afenmai highlife. The coming week
will be entirely dominated by apala, fuji and waka. These waves
are full of drums and percussion combined with vocal tours de
force. First there was apala, with artists like Harune Ishola and
Ayinla Omowura. Apala was followed by fuji, Ishola and Omowara
were the first, then came guys like Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister
and Kollington Ayinla. Wasiu Ayinde Mashall was hot in the late
eighties followed by for instance Adewale Ayuba. During the same
eighties waka music became popular, a mixture of juju, fuji and
traditional Yoruba music. Ladies like Salawa Abeni and Alhaja
Adijat Kubura Alaragbo, Salawa Abeni was crowned ‘Queen
of Waka Music’. In short, it will be a week full of drums with
a spark of Islam but also powerful dance vibes ..

tracks ;

01 – Enirobisimi ibiaba
—–Borin nbo lenu kamadupe
—–Late joseph sowunmi
—–Elekotode orin owe
—–Aja meresa ayo ahon denu
—–Nibologba taori lode
02 – oro kan jemi logun ti mo fe so
—–Meso social circle mushin
—–Songo apa bata apa worowo
—–Atidariyo kari aiye
—–Konitan nigba osun

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Haruna Ishola and his Group – Apala Songs
Decca 1962

We hadden al wat apala platen met Ayinla Omowura en onlangs
tijdens de Nigerian Week met Akanni Animashaun. Haruna Ishola
is een andere grote in het veld. Van hem hadden we nog niets
tot dusver. Meestal vind je zijn platen met op elke kant een lange
track. Op deze 10″ staan tien losse songs, mooi spul ..

We had a couple of apala records so far with Ayinla Omowura and
recently during the Nigerian Week with Akanni Animashaun. Haruna
Ishola is another great artists in the field. We didn’t have any of his
albums yet. Mostly we find his records with one long track per side,
today’s 10″ has ten separate songs, decent stuff ..

tracks ;

01 – Buraimo ayinde
02 – Orin a.n.g.r.d.
03 – Peganpegan
04 – Lamidi adedubu
05 – L.o.b. olarewaju
06 – Oriade wellington
07 – Won so pe moku
08 – Ominira wole
09 – Otanda olajubu
10 – Ika ko wunwon

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Nigerian Week, day 2
Akanni Animashaun & his Apala Group
Akanni de Alawiye Orin
Shanachie Records 1984

akanni-animashaun-front

In 1984 had ik nog geen idee van het bestaan van deze muziek.
Shanachie Records daarentegen was wel wakker. Zij lanceerden
deze sprankelende registratie van Akanni Animashaun en zijn
Apala Groep. De plaat is in top conditie en klinkt fris alsof hij
gisteren is opgenomen. Dit is er één om ingelijst te worden.
Gerrit, Henk, deze is voor jullie ..

In 1984 I didn’t have the slightest knowledge of the existence
of this music. Shanachie Records however was wide awake and
launched this sparkling registration by Akanni Animashaun and
his Apala Group. The album is in mint condition and sounds fresh
like it was recorded yesterday. One to put in a golden frame ..

tracks ;

01 – Ekun lo pe’ran ninu oko
—–Awon obinrin se mitinni kan
—–Ilu ki wa lai lolo’ri
—–Ohun wo le tun ma gbe jade ?
02 – Okete oni yin’bon solo’de
—–Ise goju ainde
—–Akanni de alawiye orin
—–Osteriti yi le

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Alhaji Ayinla Omowura and his Apala Group
Omi Tuntun Tiru, EMI 1979

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tracks ;

01 – Omi tuntun tiru
—–Late yusuff olatunji
—–Egbe ifelodun lagos ati ti shagamu
—–Kini ologinni pa ninu oko
—–Oro apara ni
02 – Pansaga ranti ojo ola
—–Late fatayi bolodeoku
—–Rasaki iseguju
—–Omo afi eko-sofo fetisibi
—–Alhaji salisu ojubanire

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Ayinla Omowura and his Apala Group
Volume 2, EMI / His Masters Voice 1971

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tracks ;

01 – Ajoji ki’boni’le dule
—–Nurudeen alowonle
—–Egbe afowoshere abeokuta
—–Ogun ajobo sango otta
—–Oba lipede I
—–B’aja ba nsinwin
02 – Adisa t’arawonni
—–Ogun ajobo shomolu
—–Soredegbe social members
—–Egbe alafia t’ayo
—–E di’se nyin mu
—–Egbe owo nifari

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Ayinla Omowura and his Apala Group, Ire wole de ( Owo udoji ), EMI 197?

Ayinla Omowura, front

From the Nigerian Yoruba tradition, this music is called ‘Apala’.
It is based on drums and voice, I can’t seem to figure out
the difference between ‘Fuji’ and ‘Apala’. To me it sounds more
or less the same. Ayinla has a great voice, combined with smooth
talking drums this is awesome music. Enjoy Ayinla Omowura.

tracks;

1 Ire wole de
– Egbe ewenla maduguri
– Egberun asa ni Nigeria
– Alhaji Raufu Adeola
– Ona da ki ikan wo nu apata
– Buari oloto
2 Agbo ma ye’ti l’orin tiwa
– Egbe basiri ni sango
– Fari kini iwofa o se
– Rgbe ifelodun Lagos State
– Mo tun de pelu adidun orin

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