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APALA: Apala Groups In Nigeria 1967-70
The Library of Things We Forgot to Remember, photographed for Common, curated by Khanya Mashabela, 6 May – 26 July 2023. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
Title APALA: Apala Groups In Nigeria 1967-70 Date 2020 Authors Various Type Vinyl record

The first compilation of Apala music released outside of Nigeria, produced by Soul Jazz Records – an independent record label and book publisher based in London. Apala is a deeply rhythmic musical style, which combines the vocal traditions of Islamic music, the Agidigbo (thumb piano), and the powerful drumming techniques of the Yoruba.