A multicultural collaboration between Nigerian and American musicians, Kotoja is led by award-winning bassist, vocalist, and composer Ken Okulolo. Based in the San Francisco Bay Aarea, the 14-piece group creates an uplifting sound rooted in West African highlife, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, soul music, and rhythm & blues. According to Tower Pulse, Kotoja is "a winning combination...an intoxicating brew...a wild hybrid of styles from highlife to juju to soca and reggae." In a review of Kotoja's 1992 album, Sawale, Downbeat wrote "the rhythm is solid and the music genuinely uplifting." Okulolo formed Kotoja shortly after emigrating to the United States in 1985. A five-time winner of the Nigerian Journalists Association award as "top bassist," Okulolo had previously attracted attention with his bands Monomono and Positive Vibrations in the ...
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The Super Sawale Collection 1994 The Super Sawale Collection
 
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