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King Sunny Ade

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King Sunny Ade.

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King Sunny Ade.

King Sunny Ade artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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July 2, 2009 The Nigerian musician brings his animated band to Seattle for an exciting show of juju music.

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Studio Sessions

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March 26, 2012 Hear from King Sunny Ade, Angélique Kidjo and Bela Fleck; plus Ry Cooder on Buena Vista Social Club.

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September 17, 2009 Popular for decades, Ade has reached legendary status. Some know him as the African Bob Marley.

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Interviews & Profiles

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September 17, 2009 Popular for decades, Ade has reached legendary status. Some know him as the African Bob Marley.

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King Sunny Ade performs at the Prospect Bandshell for Celebrate Brooklyn's Africa Day.

September 15, 2009 For African juju legend King Sunny Ade, it's all about bringing people to the dance floor.

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  • Album: Afai Bawon Ja
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  • Label: African Songs
  • Released: 2006