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African Pearls – Congo 70 – Rumba Rock

CD (Item 493175) Syllart/African Pearls (UK), 1970s — Condition: Used
2 CDs
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Killer work from the Syllart catalog of the 70s – tunes that are neither rumba, nor rock – but a strange hybrid of a number of different elements! Almost all the tracks here have a pronounced electric part – not really fuzzy, or rockish – but often played in a highly rhythmic way that also dips and turns with a great deal of melody too. The rhythms bring in some slight Latin influences at points – never as pronounced as other African work of the time with a straight Cuban influence, but still there in the rhythm lines, making for a really complicated sense of sound overall! There's a really seductive feel to all of these tunes – a vibe that doesn't hit you over the top like a funk compilation, but which instead kind of sneaks inward with a snakey, hypnotic sort of quality. Titles include "Azda" by Franco et OK Jazz, "Beya Moke" by Sakade Band, "Nazoki" by Epire Bakuba, "Tu M'As Decu Chouchou" by Dr Nico, "Zonga Zonga" by Papa Wemba et Viva La Musica, "Tambola Na Mokili" by Johnny Bokelo et Conga Success, and "Maria Mboka" by Grands Maquisards. 23 tracks in all – with great notes in English and French!  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print.)

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