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us: Dairo, Isaiah Kehinde, 1930-1996

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    • us: Dairo, I. K. (Isaiah Kehinde), 1930-1996
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1930
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1996
    • Birth Place

        Offa (Kwara State, Nigeria)
    • Death Place

        Efon-Alaiye (Nigeria)
    • Associated Locale

    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Morning Star Orchestra
        • Organization: The Blue Spots (Musical group)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Order of the British Empire
        • Organization: (naf) University of Washington
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Singers
          (lcsh) Folk musicians
      • Sources

        • found: His Juju master [SR] p1990: label (I.K. Dairo, MBE) insert (Isaiah Kehinde Dairo, b. 1930; juju musician)
        • found: Penguin encycl. of popular music (Dairo, I.K., b. Isaiah Kehinde Dairo, Offa, Nigeria, 1930; singer/composer/accordionist, "widely regarded as father of juju music")
        • found: Notes, June 1997: p. 1109 (Dairo, I. K. (Isaiah Kehinde); d. Feb. 7, 1996, at 65, Efon-Alaiye; Nigerian innovator in juju music)
        • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Dairo, Isaiah Kehinde; popular singer, folk musician/ singer; born 1930 in Offa, Kwara, Nigeria; two years in a Church Missionary Society primary school; joined his first juju band in 1942; formed his own ten-piece band- the Morning Star Orchestra (1957); played at Nigeria's Independence celebration (1960); renamed his group The Blue Spots (1961); became the first African musician to be named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE); represented Nigeria at the World Popular Music Festival in Tokyo, Japan (1972); winner of a contest, sponsored by Spear magazine (1965); held a visiting position in the Department of Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington, Seattle (1994- 1995); died 1996 in Efon-Alaiye, Nigeria)
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