Muyei Power – Wali Bena

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 03.20.14 in Listen to This

Soundway does it again. The excellent UK label known for their restless globetrotting and knack for curating outstanding collections of music from around the world have delivered with their recent compilation of songs from Muyei Power, a popular dance band in Sierre Leone in the 1970s. The entire comp is a stunner, but you can get a good sense of its restless energy, rolling grooves and infectious enthusiasm in “Wali Bena,” a worked-up dancefloor-filler that radiates neverending joy.