Reissue of this album by Nigerian multi-instrumentalist Joni Haastrup and his band MonoMono! Re-issued on replica gatefold LP with bonus 12inch vinyl and code for free MP3 download. Soundway have been championing Joni Haastrup since day one featuring MonoMono tracks on both the Nigeria Special! and Nigeria Rock Special! releases. Most recently Joni appears as a guest keys players on Black Goddess. an Afro-jazz soundtrack collaboration with Remi Kabaka.
Growing up in a royal household in Nigeria, Joni Haastrup began his musical journey performing for his brothers band Sneakers and was quickly snapped up as a vocalist for O.J. Ekemode and his Modern Aces’ ‘Super Afro Soul’ LP, one of Afro-beat’s formative LPs. Soon after, Ginger Baker of Cream fame replaced Steve Winwood with Joni on keys for Airforce’s UK concerts in ‘71 and the success of the collaboration led to further shows with Baker as part of the SALT project before he returned to Nigeria to set up MonoMono.
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