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Alicia Keys releases her first Afrobeats Single

06 May 2016, 16:15

Lagos - Alicia Keys has released her new single 'In Common' ahead of her performance on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

The track, produced by Illangelo, is a light composition built on shuffling rhythms and a bouncing bassline making it an ‘afrobeats’ song.

We already know Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz have been listening to their fair share of Nigerian pop lately.

Also read:Alicia Keys,Swizz Beatz preview MCGalaxy’s new video

 Swizz recently collaborated with MC Galaxy on Sekem Remix and couple of other unreleased songs.

Afrobeat is a combination of traditional Nigerian music, Ghanaian music, jazz, highlife, funk, and chanted vocals, fused with percussion and vocal styles, popularised in Africa in the 1970s.

It was named by Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti, who is responsible for the creation of the style and spreading the genre outside of Nigeria



- News24


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