A strong return to a classic 70s Afro Funk groove from Fela! The CD features tracks from 2 albums – "Beasts Of No Nation" and "Overtake Don Overtake Overtake" – both 30 minute long tracks recorded at the end of the 80s, when Fela was getting back to his roots, but ... read moreCD
Great 50s work from the father of highlife, ET Mensah! Starting in the late 40s Mensah took over the helm of Ghana's Tempos and pushed African pop music away from the dominant European model that was popular in urban areas, injecting his music with rhythms from the Caribbean – cha chas, ... read moreCD
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El Hadj N' Diaye —
Xel ... CD World Village, 2001. Used ...
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Afro ... CD Mr Bongo (UK), 2005. Used ...
A modern take on the older Afro-Peruvian groove – one that still features the highly percussive and deeply soulful styles of the original, yet which also steps out with some warmer keyboards and a slightly more modern feel overall! Novalima are steeped in the traditions of those who inspired ... read moreCD
Crispy grooves from Novalima – a set of work rooted in older Afro-Peruvian traditions, but spun out here with a wealth of global influences! The set's got a sound that's almost rootsier than the group's previous effort for Mr Bongo – one that's often somewhat spare, and based around ... read moreCD
A brilliant new album from legendary Ghanaian performer Ebo Taylor – recorded in Berlin and backed by members of Poets Of Rhythm and others from that city's loose collective of international players dubbed the Afrobeat Academy – and the set itself is a great mix of classic Ghana grooves ... read moreCD
Modern Malian music from Rokia Traore – with vocals and guitars by Rokia backed by additional guitars, ngoni, bass, harp, drums, percussion, beatbox and backing vocals. Folksy and bluesy on one hand, but with more modern and contemporary vibe than her previous album. Titles include "Dou ... read moreCD
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Another great album from Danyel Waro, a leader of the thriving music scene on the Reunion Island! It's amazing that an album made almost exclusively with only voices and percussion and convey such soulful, melodic splendor, but then again, Waro is no ordinary singer. Waro is fiercely committed to ... read moreCD
For years, these volumes, issued by Nonesuch in the 70s, have served as the benchmark for field recordings of traditional folk musics from all over the African continent. This volume documents ceremonial dance musics from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and covers many styles, from small ensembles and ... read moreCD
An intriguing portrait of music not often captured on tape. While the title describes the rituals the music was meant to accompany as "witchcraft", the ceremonies are mostly healing and, in some cases, celebratory, such as weddings and ritual circumcision. The music features a variety ... read moreCD