Carlos Santana / Eric Clapton – JinGo

Carlos Santana / Eric Clapton – JinGo | Society Of Rock Videos

Carlos and Eric pay tribute to Nigerian drummer with an amazing rendition a classic

Drums of Passion is an album released by Nigerian percussionist Babatunde Olatunji in 1960. Unquestionably, it was the first recording to popularize African music in the west, it was immensely successful and sold over five million copies

In 1927 Olatunji was born in the village of in a small town near Badagry, Nigeria. Olatunji took a huge interest in percussion, and soon after was introduced to traditional African music at a very early age. Olatunji was a Nigerian drummer, and became famously known as an educator, social activist and recording artist.

Olatunji read about a scholarship program in Readers Digest, The Rotary International Foundation. He soon applied and was accepted.

“The Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.”

In 1950 he headed to The United States. Just seven short years later, Olatunji was signed to Columbia Records. Santana had also signed with Columbia and released their self-titled debut album Santana in 1969. The record feature Santana’s cover of Jingo. Santana’s album reached fourth place on the Billboard charts, and went platinum twice. It’s amazing to watch two of the world greatest guitar players play tribute to such a talented man. Enjoy!


+Jingo lyrics below+

Jingo Ba
Ba, Ba, Lo
Ba, Ba, Lo
Ba, Ba, Lo
Ba, Lo
Ba, Ba, Lo
Ba, Ba, Lo
Ba, Ba, Lo

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