The Rough Guide to African Roots Revival

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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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2012
  • Label: World Music Network
  • UPC: 605633126921
  • Catalog Number: 1269
  • Sales rank: 185,697

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Je T'aime - Staff Benda Bilili (5:03)
  2. 2 Ya El Yaleladana - Bedouin Jerry Can Band (4:04)
  3. 3 Tozvireva Tingaputike Neshungu - Mbira Dzenharira (8:02)
  4. 4 Moustapha - Bassekou Kouyate (5:01)
  5. 5 Nsimba & Nzuzi - Konono No.1 (4:30)
  6. 6 Adowa (Otanfo) - Seprewa Kasa (4:39)
  7. 7 Notendachi - The Zawose Family (3:27)
  8. 8 Dunia Watu - Jagwa Music (3:59)
  9. 9 Sevelina - Shiyani Ngcobo (3:37)
  10. 10 Pointe-Noire - Papa Kourand (5:40)
  11. 11 Bulanga - Mamane Barka (5:06)
  12. 12 Quick As White - Kasai Allstars (7:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Kenge Kenge - Kenge Kenge
  2. 2 Amilly - Kenge Kenge
  3. 3 Obare Yinda - Kenge Kenge
  4. 4 Owang’ Winyo - Kenge Kenge
  5. 5 Omeme Nyapura - Kenge Kenge
  6. 6 Anyango Mbeo - Kenge Kenge
  7. 7 Otenga - Kenge Kenge
  8. 8 Piny Agonda - Kenge Kenge
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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
Laurence Cedar Mastering
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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