African Voices [Narada]

African Voices [Narada]

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A collection of songs (emphasis on the "song") from Africa. The point of this compilation is to showcase the beauty of the African vocal work. Unfortunately, this isn't necessarily Narada's full-fledged forte, and as a result, perhaps not a representative sample is taken. Nonetheless, they've got some good work on here. Ayub Ogada always pleases, as does Samite of

Overview

A collection of songs (emphasis on the "song") from Africa. The point of this compilation is to showcase the beauty of the African vocal work. Unfortunately, this isn't necessarily Narada's full-fledged forte, and as a result, perhaps not a representative sample is taken. Nonetheless, they've got some good work on here. Ayub Ogada always pleases, as does Samite of Uganda. Detroit native Kevin Nathaniel isn't too bad on the mbira (he apparently studied under the great Ephat Mujuru), and the Diops (not related) both perform well on their respective pieces. It would appear that the only thing really binding these artists together is taking part in a Lincoln Center program for children at some point (presumably how Narada got hold of them all). The compilation isn't bad, but there are other, better ones available, along with full-length albums from most of the artists contained therein.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/1996
Label:
Narada
UPC:
0083616393025
catalogNumber:
63930
Rank:
89476

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Keane   Guitar,Keyboards
Samite   Flute,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Kweyao Agyapon   Percussion
Sarah Brooks   Background Vocals
Tony Cedras   Guitar
Maguette Fall   talking drum
Leopoldo Fleming   Percussion
Alex Gifford   Piano,Double Bass
Mar Gueye   Drums
Vieux Diop   Vocals,Kora,Track Performer,Dusungoni
Ayub Ogada   Flute,Percussion,Vocals,Track Performer,Nyatiti
Andrea Black   Background Vocals
Michelle Boston   Background Vocals
Eugene Grey   Acoustic Guitar
David "Olo" Oladunni   Percussion,Djembe
Preston Vismale   Keyboards
Alisha Zevulon   Vocals,Background Vocals
Zak Sikobe   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Kevin Nathaniel   Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Hosho,Track Performer,Mbira
Karambe Dambakete   Djembe
Lucky Diop   Percussion,Vocals,Clavier,Track Performer,Sabar
Mbusi Q. Ntombela   Background Vocals
Marsha Perry-Starks   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Brian Keane   Producer,Engineer
Samite   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Richard Evans   Producer,Engineer
Ron Bach   Engineer
Tony Cedras   Producer
Rich Denhart   Remixing
Mark Hembree   Writer
David Vartanian   Remixing
Vieux Diop   Arranger,Contributor
Ayub Ogada   Arranger,Producer
Jim Matus   Engineer
Frez-Albrecht   Engineer
David "Olo" Oladunni   Logo
Alejandro Colinas   Engineer
Kevin Nathaniel   Arranger
Ph.D. Abraham Caceres   Liner Notes
Jahmés Anthony Finlayson   Executive Producer

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African Voices [Narada] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not understand the words, but it did not matter. The sounds from the various artists resonated within and through me. They uplifted my body and spirit with such ease. It was a must have CD.