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mpn: STCD 1100, ean: 0740042110021,
Thione Seck, who is regarded as Senegal’s most poetic songwriter and greatest singer, travels eastward to Egypt and India and returns home with a masterpiece. With Orientation, recorded in Dakar, Paris, Cairo and Madras, Thione Seck raises a landma...
1990 release. If you've heard Salif Keita, Sékouba Bambino, Kandia Kouyaté or Les Ambassadeurs (either the original '70s band or the acclaimed recent reunion), you know what a marvelous guitarist Ousmane Kouyaté is, and you'll jump at the chance t...
mpn: STCD 1069, ean: 0740042106925,
The rare singer who--as in "Muyinga"--makes a political confab between a pair of village elders sound like big fun, Tshala Muana is the Zairean queen of mutuashi, a traditional dance rhythm from her native Kasai region. Produced by Ibrahim Sylla, of ...
mpn: STCD 9003, ean: 0740042900325,
A singer who got his start in Rochereau's African Fiesta 66, switched sides to join Franco's TPOK Jazz, and went on to lead the African All Stars, Sam Mangwana is one of the greats of modern Congolese music. He is an innovator, too, experimenting wit...
mpn: STCD 1097, ean: 0740042109728,
2003 release. "Delicious melodies, inspired and original arrangements, faultless playing, scalp-tingling voices." (John Armstrong, BBC Radio 1). "The sound is stunning and the orchestration perfect, including beautifully layered acoustic guitars, som...
The Classic Guinean Guitar Group
mpn: STCD 3024, ean: 0740042302426,
A remastered collection of the prized late '70s-early '80s recordings of the string quartet called African Virtuoses, this album will excite old fans and surprise new listeners....
mpn: STCD 1093, ean: 0074004210932,
Rumba congolaise lives on, its vivacious rhythms, charming voices and dazzling guitars revived by eight veteran musicians under the collective name of Kékélé....
mpn: STCD 3016, ean: 0740042301627,
Among the great Congolese guitarists, three stand supreme: Nico. Franco and Papa Noel. Thank God one of them is alive and well today. Celebrate Papa Noel's 60th birthday by listening to eight songs that Noel himself has chosen from his distinguished ...
Francophonic: A Retrospective Vol. 1 1953-1980
mpn: STCD 304142, ean: 0740042304123,
When this album was released in 2008, it won the fRoots World Music Critics Award both for Best Compilation and for Best Package. Rock critic Robert Christgau, speaking on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, went further, naming it the bes...
Belle Epoque 2: Mansa
mpn: STCD 303940, ean: 0740042303928,
The early years, in the Rail Band's case, were not a fledgling period of false starts and awkward first steps. In 1970 a hotel adjacent to the central railway terminal in Bamako, Mali, hired the best musicians in the country to entertain guests, and ...
D'Gary is one of the most astonishing guitarists in the world. He hails from Madagascar, and although his music is richly informed by the Indian Ocean island's traditional music, he has developed a unique style on his open-tuned acoustic guitar: melo...
mpn: STCD 1074, ean: 0740042107427,
Sekouba Bambino is Guinea s most popular singer, and he has many fans around the world. Although he was born into the prominent Diabaté family of griots (hereditary poets and musicians), he became a 19-year-old pop star when he joined the pre-eminen...
mpn: STCD 1096, ean: 0740042109629,
Where there's smoke there's fire! Lindas Africanas sung in Spanish by the Africando Allstars; Temedi sung in Soussou by Sékouba Bambino; Lote Lô sung in Wolof by Ismaël Lo; Abibou sung in Dioula by Amadou Balaké; Fouta Tooro sung in Pulaar by Med...
Once Upon a Time in Senegal: The Birth of Mbalax 1979-1981
mpn: STCD 305455, ean: 0762183034622,
Youssou N'Dour is the most famous African pop star in the world. Since his first appearances in America (on tour with Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel and Sting in 1988), he has filled concert halls and arenas across the continent and earned a reputa...
mpn: STCD 3003, ean: 0740042300323,
mpn: STCD 1106, ean: 0740042110625,
All women, all Army officers, all kick-ass African musicians, Les Amazones are back with a vengeance! It's been 25 since their last album, and Wamato really is worth the wait....
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