Segun Akinlolu | Like A Tale At Night

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Like A Tale At Night

by Segun Akinlolu

Lyrical and conscious poetry served on a platter of evocative Yoruba folk songs and neo-traditional rhythms. Features a live studio audience and captures the artist's calming aura and the audience's warm energy.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Invocation
4:42 $0.99
2. The King's Messenger
6:25 $0.99
3. A Tale At Night
5:30 $0.99
4. Can't You See?
5:23 $0.99
5. The Warrior and the Chest Thumper
10:35 $0.99
6. To An Indian Child In Nairobi
5:34 $0.99
7. Like A Firefly
5:24 $0.99
8. On A Cold Evening
5:31 $0.99
9. And Then You'll Be Away
7:04 $0.99
10. Farmer's Boy
5:52 $0.99
11. Lekeleke
6:32 $0.99
12. Come Along...
4:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
Segun Akinlolu, veterinary surgeon, poet, musician and folklorist, is the author of three volumes of poetry, Waiting for the Bones (1997), Thinking Big (2000) and The King’s Messenger (2004). He has also published a novel, Citadel Blues (2004), and produced three cd’s of live performance poetry, On A Cold Evening (2001), Where Rivers Sing A Song (funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, 2004) and Like A Tale At Night (funded by the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa, 2006). His work has been published in several anthologies, including 25 New Nigerian Poets, Ishmael Reed Publishing Inc., Berkeley, CA (2000), Ashes and Diamonds, Association of Nigerian Authors (2001) and di-verse-city, the anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival (2004).

Combining folksongs, original poems and storytelling, he performs his poetry with an acoustic guitar and African percussion instruments. He has performed in Africa, North America, and the UK.



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