Salsa Africa

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
An album from the Salsa Mundo series, which aims to explore the spread of Cuban music throughout the world. This album features Cuban music re-Africanized as salsa as well as other styles, really is represented throughout Africa. Of course, being in Africa dictates that guitars will have to hold a featured role in the music that gets produced. The album starts out with some Congolese reworking of charanga, then moves into a mix of son with Senegalese mbalax. As the album progresses, Moussa Diawara provides a stunning piece of kora work that fits quite well with the salsa feel and Papa Wemba provides a more straightforward piece of Cuban sounds. The electric guitar makes ...
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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
An album from the Salsa Mundo series, which aims to explore the spread of Cuban music throughout the world. This album features Cuban music re-Africanized as salsa as well as other styles, really is represented throughout Africa. Of course, being in Africa dictates that guitars will have to hold a featured role in the music that gets produced. The album starts out with some Congolese reworking of charanga, then moves into a mix of son with Senegalese mbalax. As the album progresses, Moussa Diawara provides a stunning piece of kora work that fits quite well with the salsa feel and Papa Wemba provides a more straightforward piece of Cuban sounds. The electric guitar makes its presence known in Youssou N'Dour's old band Etoile de Dakar as they perform a Pacheco cover, and continues on to finish on another band that once featured N'Dour as the Star Band Number One plays a cover of an old Matamoros song. While the Salsa Mundo album on the same label might be rather more diverse in its range Sweden to Japan and back, Africa is really the place where Cuban music spread after World War II. This album makes a good show of the directions it took once it got there.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2000
  • Label: Candela
  • UPC: 789428594420
  • Catalog Number: 85944

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 El Coco (6:03)
  2. 2 Xamsa Bopp - Super Cayor De Dakar (5:00)
  3. 3 Trovador (4:15)
  4. 4 Azo N'Kplan Doun Nde (4:54)
  5. 5 Salsa Kora (5:31)
  6. 6 Jeancy - Viva La Musica (6:12)
  7. 7 Africa Cha-Onda (3:28)
  8. 8 Esta China (5:04)
  9. 9 Son Sabrosito (6:41)
  10. 10 Guajira Ven (5:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Papa Wemba Track Performer
Djeli Moussa Diawara Track Performer
Etoile de Dakar Track Performer
Africando Track Performer
Boncana Maïga Track Performer
Viva La Musica Track Performer
Les Bantous de la Capitale Track Performer
Gnonnas Pedro Track Performer
Jose Missamu Track Performer
Super Cayor De Dakar Track Performer
Star Band Number One Track Performer
Technical Credits
Shaun James Artwork
Ronnie Baró Composer
Al Angeloro Liner Notes
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