This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.Learn more

Soundohm

play
Alpha & Omega - excerpt 1
Alpha & Omega - excerpt 2

Benis Cletin

Alpha & Omega (LP)

Label: PMG

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

In stock

€13.90
+
-

In the mid eighties FM radio stations took over the airwaves in Nigeria. They wanted fresh new styles to play andin creasingly radio personalities like Bisi Olatilo, Ruime Effetie and Shea Martins were turning to reggae. Nigeria’s Freak Father Number One, Benis Cletin, saw the writing on the wall and created his deeply philosophical roots reggae opus, ‘Alpha & Omega’. Benis delivered a set of songs that tapped unashamedly into reggae’s message of peace and love. The title track is a philosophical opus on the state of the world and how to live in it. ‘Unqualified’ warns against letting others tell you how to live. ‘Guns for Freedom’ is more militant call to arms, undercut by a lilting flute line from the legendary Eji Oyewole. Benis didn’t completely abandon his freaky, funky roots. ‘Soul Fever’ is a slab of synth-driven boogie and ‘Get Up And Dance’ is pure funk with that typical Benis freak edge. But overall, ‘Alhpa and Omega’ is designed to soothe the minds of the oppressed in this unjust world - an African roots reggae classic that sounded great on FM radio.

Details
Cat. number: PMG079LP
Year: 2018

More by Benis Cletin

Alpha & Omega
CD | €7.00
Jungle Magic (LP)
LP | €13.90

More from PMG

Nigeria's Afrobeat - IV (10 LP Bundle)
10 LP in bundle | €140.00
Nigeria's Afrobeat - III (11 LP Bundle)
11 LP in bundle | €150.00
Nigeria's Afrobeat - II (12 LP Bundle)
12 LP in bundle | €150.00
Nigeria's Afrobeat - I (9 LP Bundle)
9 LP in bundle | €140.00
Nigeria's Afrobeat - II (22 CD Bundle)
22 CD in bundle | €150.00
I've Been Loving You
CD | €7.00
She Is My Woman
CD | €7.00
Co-Operation
CD | €7.00
I Want You Girl
CD | €7.00
Girls For Sale
CD | €7.00
You & Me
CD | €7.00
Devil Woman
CD | €7.00
Come Go With Me
CD | €7.00
Free Love
CD | €7.00
Rock Town Express
CD | €7.00
Pyramids
CD | €7.00
Coming Home
CD | €7.00
My Good Friends
CD | €7.00
Apostles
CD | €7.00