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Africa Boogaloo - various

Titel : Africa Boogaloo

Artiest(en) : various

Genre : Vinyl: LPs nieuw

Medium : Vinyl

Jaar : 2009

Label : Honest John

€ 25,00


Africa Boogaloo: The Latinization of West Africa, 2-LP compilation of Latin styles in classic West African dance music in high quality manner. 2009 release
This is a killer compilation of `60s and `70s African grooves that, as the title implies, owe a lot to contemporary Latin music. This connection is probably already known to listeners who`ve heard Manu Dibango joining forces with the Fania All-Stars on their Latin-Soul-Rock album, for example, but this disc is still invaluable for the mosaic-style portrait it offers of cultures not in collision, but melding. Some of these performers are well known in world music circles, like Senegal`s Orchestre Baobab or Benin`s Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, while others are less familiar, but nearly all offer the complex rhythms and lilting guitars that are the West African trademark. Some tracks are much more overtly Latin-ish than others; Rio Band`s "Vamos a Bailar" could be a Cuban recording from the 1950s, while Orchestre Yaya Mas` "Rampa Rampa" is an organ-driven track with a cha-cha rhythm and the title track, which actually features Dibango, could have come out on Fania in the mid-`60s -- it`s a churning, hip-swiveling anthem Joe Bataan or Bobby Valentín could have recorded, except for the wah-wah guitar, which is straight from the Shaft soundtrack, and Dibango`s raucous saxophone. This is one more in a seemingly endless series of terrific compilations of African music, organized around a theme but with near-universal appeal for anyone who likes upbeat, rhythmically energized must
DISC 1 - Side A:
A1. Orchestre OK Jazz - A Moins Que Namikosa     
A2. Gnonnas Pedro - Adigbedoto     
A3. Le Grand Kalle, Manu Dibango, Don Gonzalo - Africa Boogaloo     
DISC 1 - Side B:
B1. Orchestre Yaya Mas - Rampa Rampa     
B2. Charles Lembe - Quiero Wapacha     
B3. Orchestre OK Jazz - Ven Y Ven Y Ven     
B4. Rio Band - Vamos A Bailar     
DISC 2 - Side A:
C1. Laba Sosseh - Guantanamo     
C2. Orchestre Baobab - On Verra Ca     
C3. Orchestre N`Guewel - Mi Guajeo     
DISC 2 - Side B:
D1. Amara Toure - N`Niyo     
D2. Orchestre OK Jazz - Micorrason     
D3. Pierre Tehana & Orchestre Poly Rythmo - Il N`Est Jamais Trop Tard