Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai

Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai

By Adriane Pontecorvo

Ibibio Sound Machine's sophomore album is a nonstop block party, bursting with summer soul, retro electronics, and funky Afrobeat. 28 Feb 2017 // 1:30 AM

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