Joni Haastrup + Ginger Baker & Co. :: 1971 Jam (Lagos, Nigeria)

This is the heat. Knee-deep in all things Joni Haastrup of late, we were recently reminded of this incredibly funky, fly-on-the-wall, 1971 footage of the Nigerian musician laying shit down with Ginger Baker. Along with a cache of locals (Tunde Kuboye, Laolu Akins, The Lijadu Sisters, Segun Bucknor & The Sweet Things), the clip finds Haastrup and Baker riffing on the Kuboye composition, “Coming Back Home.” Afro-psychedelia.

The above taste is via Ginger Baker In Africa — an incredibly loose documentary surrounding the British percussion wizard’s trip from Algeria to Lagos, Nigeria in November of 1971. And by loose, we mean 53 minutes of (ostensibly) amateur footage oscillating between off-the-cuff jam sessions, scattered “on the road” vignettes, and animated beat-poetry narration. The headiest of travelogues.

Stream the film in its entirety, below.

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