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MOMO Festival 2019

Obongjayar

Cross-cultural sound which defies categorization

Music blogs tumbled over each other the past year to speak to Obongjayar. Pitchfork, Noisey and The Fader all agreed: this is the musical promise of the moment.

And rightly so: in the music of the Nigerian-British artist you discover a new layer after every listen. If you first hear that lived-through voice and uplifting percussion, then the unintelligible chants and jazzy melodies will come to mind. Obongjayar is political and spiritual, spoken word and soul, Lagos and London. And it is precisely this seemingly effortless melting pot of sounds and influences that can catapult him to unprecedented heights in the coming years.

“He’s a rare breed of musician—the kind so uncompromising with his vision, who speaks and creates so freely, it’s hard to really compare him with any contemporaries.” – Noisey

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Muziekblogs buitelden afgelopen jaar over elkaar heen om Obongjayar te spreken. Pitchfork, Noisey en The Fader waren het er allemaal over eens: dit is de muzikale belofte van het moment.

Terecht: in de muziek van de Nigeriaans-Britse artiest ontdek je na elke luisterbeurt een nieuwe laag. Hoor je eerst die doorleefde stem en opzwepende percussie, dan vallen later vooral de onverstaanbare chants en jazzy melodieën op. Obongjayar is politiek en spiritueel, spoken word en soul, Lagos en Londen. En juist die schijnbaar moeiteloze smeltkroes van geluiden en invloeden kan hem komende jaren wel eens naar ongekende hoogten katapulteren.

“He’s a rare breed of musician—the kind so uncompromising with his vision, who speaks and creates so freely, it’s hard to really compare him with any contemporaries.”
– Noisey

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