SummaryTHE LONG-LOST MASTERPIECE OF AFRO-ROCK N' ROLL REISSUED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 2 COMPACT DISCS BUNDLED IN A 6x9" 72-PAGE BOOK WITH RARE PHOTOS, BONUS TRACKS, AND UNRELEASED HOME DEMO RECORDINGS
Ndia Egbuo Ndia (Afro-Jigida), recorded by the Nigerian rock group Semi-Colon in 1976, was an experimental response to Fela Kuti's then-dominant afrobeat sound, substituting Fela's sophisticated horn charts and jazz leanings with wiry electric guitar work and a passion for vintage rock 'n' roll. Long fabled and coveted amongst collectors and DJs alike, the album has remained one of the rarest of the Nigerian 1970s "afro" cycle. Comb & Razor Sound is proud to be reissuing this lost gem of Afro-rock for a new audience.
The original LP reissue was the second release from Comb & Razor Sound, following up the success of its inaugural offering, 2011's Nigerian disco and boogie compilation Brand New Wayo, which was spotlighted on NPR's All Things Considered and received favorable mention on its "Song of the Day." This new edition of Afro-Jigida continues Comb & Razor's exploration of rare, cutting-edge popular music produced in Nigeria in the 1970s and 80s, now for the first time on compact disc, bundled in a deluxe book with assorted photos, liner notes, and lyrical translations.