Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Thinking of the Pink Moon: The Afro Celt Sound System and "Drake"

Our song today is called Drake by The Afro Celt Sound System, which fuses modern electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African songs. The Afro Celt Sound System were formed by British producer Simon Emmerson and Afro-pop star Baaba Maal in 1991. Since then they've been proclaimed a world music supergroup, and have collaborated with Peter Gabriel, Sinead O'Connor, Robert Plant, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Ayub Ogada and many other pop and world stars. Drake can be found on their 1999 release Volume 5: Anatomic. The song appears to be from the perspective of someone lost to death, and may refer to English singer-songwriter Nick Drake.

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