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Journey of The Beats, Showmax Authentic music docuseries premieres, with companion Spotify playlist with every episode

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“Music is the gas that fires up our souls. It’s the oldest type of communication, predating language itself. African music is synonymous with the phrase Afrobeats.” So begins the primary episode of Journey of the Beats, a brand new docu-series that follows the journey of Nigerian and black music via the years, and is now streaming solely on Showmax.

Informed via the lens of music historians and a few of Nigeria’s largest artists, like 2Baba, P-Sq., Onyeka Onwenu, Daddy Showkey, Flavour, and D’Banj, the 10-part documentary collection traces the origins of Afrobeats that has taken the world by storm.

Journey of the Beats is produced by artistic entrepreneur and the creator of Storm Data, Obi Asika.

Watch the trailer for Journey of the Beats: https://youtu.be/5NF3yj6hPG4

Every episode of the collection is complemented by a Spotify playlist. Episode One: Origins and the Change Up is curated by Ed Keazor, co-director and producer on Journey of the Beats and a historian, lawyer and musician.

This Spotify playlist of 103 songs straddles the grooves that made Nigeria dance from the daybreak of time, with conventional drum and melodic tunes, via to the beginning of recent widespread music within the Nineteen Twenties.

Discover the Spotify playlist right here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6zYlHpavDbsI8RpQJ5zbyC

The playlist covers the beginning of highlife music, via to the affect of Latin and Caribbean genres like rhumba and calypso, US jazz, soul, RnB and funk, in addition to the beginning of a uniquely Nigerian sound, with juju, highlife, Fuji, and Afrobeat.

New episodes of the music documentary drop each Friday solely on Showmax. Afrobeats followers, documentary lovers and anybody who appreciates music can subscribe to observe the docuseries on www.showmax.com.

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