Ofege - Try and Love
Ofege was formed in the early 1970s by a bunch of teenagers at the St. Gregory’s College in Lagos Nigeria. They were largely influenced by the guitar solos of Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page while closer to home they were influenced by the music of ‘BLO’ (Berkley Jones, Laolu Akins and Mike Odumosu), ‘Monomono’ (led by Joni Haastrup), The Funkees, and Ofo The Black Company. Due to their vibrant combo of sweet harmonies, hooks & fuzz, Ofege would become one of the most legendary Nigerian groups of all time, with expressive sales and national stardom. At the turn of the century (and because of tracks appearing on various psychedelic music compilations) Ofege would receive international acknowledgment for being the first of their kind and the ultimate West-African psychedelic funk band! Their first album was recorded while the band members were still in high school (average age of 16). Ofege’s debut album ‘Try And Love’ was originally recorded and released in 1973 on EMI Nigeria. -Tidal Waves Music
Duromina - Agaro, Ethiopia
We are so excited to welcome back this juicy and vibrant coffee from the Duromina cooperative, located in Ethiopia’s Jimma zone. Duromina has over 300 members delivering cherry, with (as of last year) 276 male farmers and 53 female farmers involved. The producers are growing heirloom varietals on small plots ranging from 1980-2200 masl. The cup is SO sweet and jammy, with lively notes of honeydew melon, florals, and cherry juice.