A surprisingly great set of African tracks – surprising because they were recorded as part of an ABC documentary from the 60s, but end up having a really great ethnographic feel! The album features work from all over the continent – recordings from Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Senegal, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania – and most of them are spare instrumentals, with either heavy percussion or some occasional stringed instrumentation. © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original 60s pressing!)
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