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Vana Va Ndota
mpn: 731383613425, ean: 0731383613425,
In the hot and dusty Gaza province of Mozambique there is a small lake called Ghorwane that never runs dry, even in the hottest season. In 1983, a group of young musicians in Maputo, Mozambique, took this name as they launched their musical career. T...
Rhythmic and soothing, the messages of Ndoto are politically potent, yet emphasize the healing power of love and compassion. Congolese musician Samba Ngo sings in French, Lingala and English, creating a hypnotic groove....
mpn: STCD 3011, ean: 0740042301122,
If you have to pick "the classic" Sam Mangwana album, this would be it. He worked with both Franco and Rochereau, so he had the pedigree by the '70s to do whatever he wanted. Mangwana's earthy, rumba-heavy protosoukous is a pleasure to listen to. Eac...
Avis De Recherche
sku: ST0740042106826, ean: 0740042106826,
Rough Guide to Salsa
Salsa is the smouldering, up tempo Latin dance style that has taken the world by storm. Rooted in Africa and honed in South America, salsa has become an institution - danced everywhere from Havana to Helsinki and from New York to New Zealand. In The ...
mpn: SLCD 147, ean: 0878068000641,
Franco's creativity and guitar style have influenced several generations and remain a source of inspiration for the artists of an entire continent. This double album contains over two hours as well as informative liner notes. It is the definitive por...
Zairean soukous has rarely transcended the nine-minute title track of this 1984 album recorded during the apex of the era in M'bilia Bel's career when she shared the Orchestre Afrisa International with her husband, Congolese star Tabu Ley Rochereau (...
M'ze'e Fula Ngenge
Papa Wemba and band Viva la Musica recorded M'Zee Fula Ngenge in 1999....
mpn: CAROL 2336-2, ean: 0017046233620,
This 1991 recording of a polished but unslick city band on the order of Marrabenta combines local rhythms with touches of soukous in the horns, a notably eastern African sound in the guitars and an indefinably Portuguese/Brazilian undertow. The reall...
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