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Rough Guide to African Roots Revival
     

The Rough Guide to African Roots Revival

 
Thanks to Western musicians like guitar chameleon Ry Cooder, bluesman Corey Harris, and Phish founder Trey Anastasio, since the mid-'90s the rich musical landscape of Africa has gained a higher profile around the world in general.

Overview

Thanks to Western musicians like guitar chameleon Ry Cooder, bluesman Corey Harris, and Phish founder Trey Anastasio, since the mid-'90s the rich musical landscape of Africa has gained a higher profile around the world in general. The Rough Guide to African Roots Revival taps into this movement, collecting tracks from musicians who draw connections from African music traditions to blues (Malian lute player Bassekou Kouyate and his Ngoni Ba band, Ghanaian chordophone players Seprewa Kasa), funk (Congolese rumba reinventors Staff Benda Bilili), and even progressive electronic sounds (Sinai Desert found object ensemble Bedouin Jerry Can Band, electrified thumb piano innovators Konono No. 1). The collection is supplemented by a bonus disc featuring Kenyan band Kenge Kenge, who blend syncopated, lyre-driven benga melodies with more contemporary instrumentation. ~ Chrysta Cherrie

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2012
Label:
World Music Network
UPC:
0605633126921
catalogNumber:
1269
Rank:
149715

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Hukwe Zawose   Composer
Bassekou Kouyate   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Shiyani Ngcobo   Composer
Kenge Kenge   Arranger
George Achieng   Arranger,Composer
Mamane Barka   Arranger
Elijah Otieno   Composer
Irène Rognier   translation
Hubert Mputu Ebondo   Composer
Cubain Kabeya Tshimpangila   Composer
Mawangu Mingiedi   Composer
Rachel Jackson   Sleeve Notes
Papa Kourand   Composer
Medhat El Issawy   Arranger
Jackson Aluta Kazimoto   Composer,Lyricist
Elijah Orieno   Composer
Edward Odhiambol   Arranger
Baffour Kyerematen   Composer
Abdalla Salehe Gora   Composer
Wilfred Mafrika   Composer

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