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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Good Old African Music Modernized Just Right: Jumbo Brand New Day

Written By: MIM!—Every issue of MIMI is defined by a unique sound that's playing on heavy rotation as we get through the final publishing hump. Our January 2010 issue has been all about Ty Bello's Green Land and Jumbo Aniebiet's Brand New Day.

Brand New Day is a contemporary melange of R&B, jazz and the Afro-beat sound that came to define Fela Kuti's sound done right. It hits just the right note with its subtle nostalgic sound, dizzying arrangements, and inspiring lyrics! Favorite track? It's hard to pick a favorite when all of them are good. Don't take our word for it, listen to soundbites from the album at

(Photo Credits: CD Cover Art)