Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sterns Africa: Sampler Vol 2

All good things must come to an end but not quite yet. As so many have enjoyed delving into the Sterns 18 CD collection of African music (Africa 50 Years of Music) the Washerman’s Dog tonight presents Sterns Sampler Volume Number 2.

This selection like the first one covers all six regions of Africa and all five decades from 1960 to 2010.  Once again you’ll be mesmerised by East African guitar wizards and Ghanian highlife trumpeteers. Hiphop artists from North Africa bump shoulders with soulful Guinean soloists. And once again you’ll be wondering how in Hades can so much good music come from one (admittedly, rather large) slice of earth.

Don’t fret. Simply enjoy.

         Track Listing:
         01 Algerie Mon Beau Pays (Algeria) [Slimane Azem]
02 Aninha (Sao Tome Principe) [Africa Negra]
03 Armée Guinéenne (Guinea) [Bembeya Jazz National]
04 Chofer De Praça (Angola) [Luis Visconde]
05 Criulinha (Cape Verde) [Voz de Cabo Verde]
06 Feqer Feqer New (Ethiopia) [Alemayehu Eshete]
07 Gari La Punda (Kenya) [Fundi Konde]
08 Ghana Freedom (Ghana) [E.T. Mensah]
09 Hot Koki (Cameroon) [Andre Mari Tala]
10 Imfa Ya Amuna Wanga (Malawi) [Saleta Phiri and AB Sounds]
11 Kiseru Parts (Kenya) [D.O. Misiane and Shirati Jazz]
12 La Tchitchi (Algeria) [City 16]
13 Liputa (Dem Republic of Congo) [Fally Ipupa]
14 Mulemba Xangola (Angola) [Bonga]
15 Mulunga Adzatembenuza (Malawi) [Dr Daniel Kachamba]
16 Nana Mazel (Algeria) [Cheb Mami]
17 Rouh Adhqimagh (Algeria) [Lounis Ait Menguellet]
18 Samba (Kenya) [Orchestra Super Mazembe]
19 Souaressi (Guinea) [Sory Kandia Kouyate]
20 Tudo Pa Po (Madagascar) [Suzana Lubrano]

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