SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF LITE - LET THE SUN SHINE IN

SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF LITE - LET THE SUN SHINE IN

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Released: 25/03/22

Re-issue of Sons and Daughters of Lite's  long-out-of-print and sought-after 1978 album Let the Sun Shine In, described by the Oakland collective themselves as a mix of African rhythms, Latin flavors, and Far Eastern textures. Featured on the album is 'Darkuman Junktion', a downtempo funky nugget that appeared on the Luv n' Haight compilation Soulful. Also included is the outrageously funky title track which became a jazz dance classic, courtesy of heavy radio and club play by top UK DJ and tastemaker Gilles Peterson.

Many members of the group enjoyed solo music careers and are still recording now. Original band leader Basuki Bala is currently a member of the Afro-Caribbean Allstars, and percussionist Babatunde has recorded records for Ubiquity. Trumpet player Marty Payne doubled up as a producer for the quintessential experimental jazz label Strata East, and vocalist Aisha Kahlil appeared on Bay Area group Infinite Sound's self titled album on Arch records.