Atomga on its new EP and the power of Afrobeat

Atomga (due this Saturday, January 18, at Cervantes' Other Side) was founded by three friends who shared a mutual love of Afrobeat. Early on, Atomga expanded to its current size of eleven members, and although the outfit has released live recordings in the past, it is finally releasing its debut studio effort this weekend.

See also: Meet Atomga, a homegrown outfit specializing in traditional Nigerian Afrobeat and funk

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