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It’s ‘Dancing Time’
Put on your dancing shoes, and get ready for Dancing Time, a new CD to be released soon by Oti Brown. The 8 tracks CD is a mixture of Afro Funk Jazz, Soul, Calypso and more, the kind of beat that you just can’t get enough of.
Oti Brown as he is popularly called is not new in the music scene, as he started in 1985 at a tender age of 13 by a stroke of luck, (a really lucky lad) when his senior brother who started attending music lesson decided to teach him (Oti Brown) what he was being taught. Soon his music talent became obvious both in playing instruments and in singing. Within a year he joined a music group in Benin City as a percussionist and later became the youngest bass guitarist in the city, which earned him the nickname “Smally”.
In 1992 Sir J.B. music group invited him to Lagos to join the group where he later became the group’s lead singer and lead guitarist. He left the group in 1995 to form his own band “Smallykins” playing in Lagos hotels, clubs and at private parties.
When he moved to Switzerland in 2003 he found himself facing a different kind of music to what he was used to in his country Nigeria, but as a talented musician he soon mastered the trade playing Funk Jazz, Soul and R&B as if he was born with these sounds. Music lovers soon took notice of him. They started to engage him to play at private parties, in clubs and at special occasions.
His first album Dancing Time is a testimony of his music talent. Though a fan of great names like Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Sir Victor Uwaifo, Hugh Masekela, The Temptations, George Benson, Marcus Miller, Ray Charles, and Wyclef Jean, Oti Brown refuses to copy them although they have certainly influenced him.
Of 8 songs on the CD, he wrote six and the other two were written by his wife.
The album features other artists like his brother Cali Oti, a rapper based in Spain, Jennifer Chonia, a Ghanaian gospel singer in Zurich, and Kelly Lave, a musician and music producer from Fiji Island living also in Switzerland.
The album is being produced by Edward Apau (KEMP Recording studio Zurich Switzerland) and may be out March 2008. So watch out and get ready for the ‘Dancing Time’.
It promises to be a master piece you can not afford to miss.
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