Orlando Julius was one of the originators of Afro-beat in Nigeria and one of the main contemporaries of the legendary Fela Kuti from the mid sixties onwards. The style of the Afro-Sounders is a fusion of Highlife, Jazz, Funk and traditional Yoruba culture from the west of Nigeria. Driving powerful rhythms and stunning sax solos from Orlando himself, combined with elements of not only Yoruba culture but James Brown-style stand-up-and-be-counted mentality made these recordings a revolutionary and unique force at the time in Africa. As well as remaining popular to the Nigerian community Afro-beat has become popular in the last few years with a diverse mix of house-producers, rare funk and jazz collectors, the world music community and many more. Tracks: Home Sweet Home / Psychedelic Afro Shop / James Brown Ride On / Mura Sise / Esamei Sate / Alo Mi Alo / Ketekete Koro / New Apala Afro / Igebehin Adara.