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Odun De! Odun De! (Aw Dun Day! Aw Dun Day!) (Album Version)
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Oya (Aw-Yah)
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Akiwowo (Ah-Key-Woh-Woh) (Album Version)
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Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (Jin-Go-Low-Bah) (Album Version)
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Kiyakiya (Key-Ya-Key-Ya) (Album Version)

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Biography

Nigerian-born drummer Michael Babatunde Olatunji grew to international fame beginning in the late '50s with his groundbreaking 1959 Capitol Records debut Drums of Passion. The album was a huge hit, remaining in print for decades and standing as one of the first examples of the American record-buying public taking an interest in international music. Jazz kingpin John Coltrane took a particular liking to Olatunji's music, and the two became friends, eventually going so far as to c... Read more

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