Rough Guide to African Guitar Legends

The Rough Guide to African Guitar Legends

     
 
In what has become typical fashion, the folks at the World Music Network have issued another stellar volume in the Rough Guide to African Guitar Legends. Compiled expertly by Phil Stanton, it contains a dozen representative tracks by widely known and influential practitioners

Overview

In what has become typical fashion, the folks at the World Music Network have issued another stellar volume in the Rough Guide to African Guitar Legends. Compiled expertly by Phil Stanton, it contains a dozen representative tracks by widely known and influential practitioners of various guitar styles from numerous African nations: King Sunny Ade, Ali Farka Touré, Oliver Mtukudzi, Jean Bosco Mwenda, Shiyani Ngcobo, Henry Makobi, Franco and & OK Jazz, Eric Agyeman, and Kante Manfila all appear here, either in small combos, solo, or in large bands. Liner notes by Dan Rosenberg are authoritative and detailed. This set also contains music a bonus disc by bona fide funky guitar slinger Syran Mbenza and his Rumba Kongo (Mbenza is also represented by a cut on the first disc), making this an indispensable introduction as well as a solid playlist of essential African grooves.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/15/2011
Label:
World Music Network
UPC:
0605633125924
catalogNumber:
331259
Rank:
10166

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Ali Farka Touré   Composer
Kante Manfila   Composer
Eric Agyeman   Composer
Wuta Mayi   Composer
Djelimady Tounkara   Composer
Oliver Mtukudzi   Composer
Henry Makobi   Composer
Franco Luambo Makiadi   Composer
Ntesa Dalienst   Composer
Syran Mbenza   Composer
Sandra Alayon-Stanton   translation
Mayaula Mayoni   Composer
Tinariwen   Composer
Shiyani Ngcobo   Composer
Camille Feruzi   Composer
George Mukabi   Composer
Celi Bitsou   Composer
"Michelino" Mavatiku Visi   Composer
Mujos   Composer
Irène Rognier   translation
Dan Rosenberg   Sleeve Notes

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