The Rough Guide to African Guitar Legends

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/15/2011
  • Label: World Music Network
  • UPC: 605633125924
  • Catalog Number: 331259
  • Sales rank: 82,619

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fanta Bourama - Djali Madi Tounkara (5:47)
  2. 2 Andinzwi - Oliver Mtukudzi (7:31)
  3. 3 Penda Yoro - Ali Farka Touré (5:24)
  4. 4 Nea Abe Beto - Eric Agyeman (7:43)
  5. 5 Imidiwaren - Tinariwen (6:28)
  6. 6 Pole Pole Ya Kuina - Jean Bosco Mwenda (3:14)
  7. 7 On Entre OK, On Sort KO - Franco & OK Jazz (2:58)
  8. 8 Tour A Tour - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (5:00)
  9. 9 Yekanini - Shiyani Ngcobo (4:31)
  10. 10 Omulanga Wamuka - Henry Makobi (3:51)
  11. 11 Relaxin' At Moribaya - Kante Manfila (4:17)
  12. 12 Ja Fun Mi Dub - King Sunny Ade (7:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Heritage Ya Luambo - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (5:52)
  2. 2 Beyou Motema - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (6:06)
  3. 3 Liyanzi Ekoti Ngai Na Motema (Mouzi) - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (5:18)
  4. 4 Mbanda Nasali Nini? (Madeleine) - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (5:11)
  5. 5 Matinda - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (5:06)
  6. 6 Infidelité Mado - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (5:54)
  7. 7 Salima - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (5:15)
  8. 8 Rumba Odemba - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (5:33)
  9. 9 Liwa Ya Franco - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (4:52)
  10. 10 Cherie Bondowé - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (5:46)
  11. 11 Zozo Visi - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (5:22)
  12. 12 Tour a Tour - Ensemble Rumba Kongo (4:58)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Ali Farka Touré Composer
Kante Manfila Composer
Eric Agyeman Composer
Wuta Mayi Composer
Djali Madi 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
Laurence Cedar Mastering
Celi Bitsou Composer
"Michelino" Mavatiku Visi Composer
Mujos Composer
Irène Rognier translation
Dan Rosenberg Sleeve Notes
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