African Head Charge

Profile:
Experimental/tribal percussion act with a heavy dub and 'world' music slant led by percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah.

Has had various members since forming in 1981 but Bonjo I has been a constant feature. Most of the actual music in the early days was written by Adrian Sherwood and the band was basically a vehicle for his more experimental side for the then fledgling On-U Sound label.

However, as the band developed throughout the 80's, Bonjo's role became more prominent. By the time of the 5th album, the classic 'Songs Of Praise', he was vocalist as well as main multi-percussion instrumentalist. He also became the primary songwriter. Despite this other writers also became involved, most notably Skip McDonald of Tackhead.

African Head Charge (with an ever changing line-up) are active to this day and do live shows throughout the world.
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Albums

ON-U LP 13 My Life In A Hole In The Ground — African Head Charge African Head Charge My Life In A Hole In The Ground (Album) On-U Sound ON-U LP 13 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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ON-U LP19 Environmental Studies — African Head Charge African Head Charge Environmental Studies (Album) On-U Sound ON-U LP19 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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ON-U LP 27 Drastic Season — African Head Charge African Head Charge Drastic Season (Album) On-U Sound ON-U LP 27 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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ON-U LP 40 Off The Beaten Track — African Head Charge African Head Charge Off The Beaten Track (Album) On-U Sound ON-U LP 40 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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ON-U LP 50 Songs Of Praise — African Head Charge African Head Charge Songs Of Praise (Album) On-U Sound ON-U LP 50 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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ON-U CD 14 Pride And Joy - Live — African Head Charge African Head Charge Pride And Joy - Live (Album) On-U Sound ON-U CD 14 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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ONU LP 65C In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land — African Head Charge African Head Charge In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land (Album, Single) On-U Sound ONU LP 65C UK 1993 Sell This Version
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AJAUSTCD006 Akwaaba — African Head Charge African Head Charge Akwaaba (Album) Acid Jazz AJAUSTCD006 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
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Bonjo 3 Heart 2 — African Head Charge African Head Charge presents Noah House Of Dread African Head Charge presents Noah House Of Dread - Heart 2(CD, Album) Bonjo I Records Bonjo 3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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Bonjo 2 Sankofa — African Head Charge African Head Charge Presents Bonjo In Africa* African Head Charge Presents Bonjo In Africa* - Sankofa(CD, Album) Bonjo I Records Bonjo 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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LP 0093, ON-U 0093LP, LP 18693-1 Drums Of Defiance — African Head Charge African Head Charge Versus Professor Stretch African Head Charge Versus Professor Stretch - Drums Of Defiance (Album) On-U Sound LP 0093, ON-U 0093LP, LP 18693-1 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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BONJO 5, Bonjo 5 Live Goodies — African Head Charge African Head Charge Live Goodies(CD, Album) Bonjo I Records, Bonjo I Records BONJO 5, Bonjo 5 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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BRC-112 Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa — African Head Charge African Head Charge Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa (Album) Beat Records BRC-112 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
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ONUCD1015 PROMO Voodoo Of The Godsent — African Head Charge African Head Charge Voodoo Of The Godsent (Album) On-U Sound ONUCD1015 PROMO UK 2011 Sell This Version
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ONULP133 Return Of The Crocodile — African Head Charge African Head Charge Return Of The Crocodile (Album) On-U Sound ONULP133 UK 2016 Sell This Version
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ONULP141 Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi — African Head Charge African Head Charge Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi (Album) On-U Sound ONULP141 UK 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

PT 43846 Beef (Adrian Sherwood's Remix Of The Remix) — African Head Charge Gary Clail On-U Sound System* Featuring Bim Sherman And African Headcharge* Gary Clail On-U Sound System* Featuring Bim Sherman And African Headcharge* - Beef (Adrian Sherwood's Remix Of The Remix) RCA PT 43846 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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ON-U S 11 Mama Shante Garden — African Head Charge African Head Charge Mama Shante Garden(7", Single, Ltd) On-U Sound ON-U S 11 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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ON-U DP 31, ON-U DP31 Touch I — African Head Charge African Head Charge Touch I (EP, Maxi) On-U Sound ON-U DP 31, ON-U DP31 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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Bonjo I 1T Sankofa Dub / Yenko Dub — African Head Charge African Head Charge Sankofa Dub / Yenko Dub(12", Promo, Gre) Bonjo I Records Bonjo I 1T 1997 Sell This Version
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SB006 What Is The Plan? — African Head Charge Muta Baruka* And African Head Charge Muta Baruka* And African Head Charge - What Is The Plan?(7", Single) Sound Boy SB006 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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BRDP-001 Ready You Ready — African Head Charge African Head Charge Ready You Ready(12") Beat Records BRDP-001 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
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BRE-20 In Charge - Live In Japan — African Head Charge African Head Charge In Charge - Live In Japan(CD, EP) Beat Records BRE-20 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
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Dock 02 Stebeni's Theme (St. Echo Mix) — African Head Charge African Head Charge Stebeni's Theme (St. Echo Mix)(12", S/Sided, Ltd, W/Lbl) Dock Records Dock 02 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
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DP59 Super Mystic Brakes — African Head Charge African Head Charge Super Mystic Brakes(10", Ltd, S/Edition) On-U Sound DP59 UK 2016 Sell This Version