@@@ Sonia Aimy: Nigerian Spirit (Self-released, 2017) An African record that mixes jazz into a large African ensemble. The vibe is friendly and Aimy’s voice is as well. There is a classic African guitar sound as well as a nylon string guitar that sounds more jazzy. There are only four pre-release tunes up on the Apple Music even though the page says the album was to be released in January. She resurrects fellow Nigerian Fela Kuti’s political conciousness in the title track (clipped below) as she bemoans Boko Harem, juju priests, and materialism. Check it out.