The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Africa

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Vintage African psychedelia has been quite a fashionable subgenre since early 2011, after the release of several beautifully collected and researched compilations grouped by nation. This is much more of a general overview, including some artists who have been lionized, such as Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and Victor Olaiya, but also some, such as Mali's Rail Band and the great Orchestra Baobab, who have never been associated with anything psychedelic -- the term is quite elastic here. There are some interesting discoveries, like Orchestra de la Paillote, who find the conjuction between trippy and cool jazz. It's worth the price of admission for the sweet wonkiness of the Mlimani...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Vintage African psychedelia has been quite a fashionable subgenre since early 2011, after the release of several beautifully collected and researched compilations grouped by nation. This is much more of a general overview, including some artists who have been lionized, such as Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and Victor Olaiya, but also some, such as Mali's Rail Band and the great Orchestra Baobab, who have never been associated with anything psychedelic -- the term is quite elastic here. There are some interesting discoveries, like Orchestra de la Paillote, who find the conjuction between trippy and cool jazz. It's worth the price of admission for the sweet wonkiness of the Mlimani Park Orchestra and the relentless groove of Ebo Taylor. The long Rail Band workout is an absolute joy, and the bonus album from Sir Victor Uwaifo is really an excellent add-on. It might not do exactly what it says on the tin, but this does offer a primer on that old African psychedelia.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2012
  • Label: World Music Network
  • UPC: 605633127027
  • Catalog Number: 331270
  • Sales rank: 75,498

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let Yourself Go - Victor Abimbola Olaiya (2:09)
  2. 2 Obialu Be Onye Abiagbunia Okwukwe - Celestine Ukwu (6:17)
  3. 3 Pardon - Orchestre Poly-Rythmo (3:43)
  4. 4 Kadia Blues - Orchestra De La Paillote (5:00)
  5. 5 Eruq Yaleshew - Alemayehu Eshete (3:34)
  6. 6 Fadakudu - Balla et Ses Balladins (5:44)
  7. 7 Taxi Driver - Mlimani Park Orchestra (6:24)
  8. 8 Nijaay - Orchestra Baobab (7:14)
  9. 9 Nga Nga - Ebo Taylor (5:25)
  10. 10 Guitar Boy - Victor Uwaifo (5:43)
  11. 11 Wale Numa Lombaliya - Rail Band (13:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ekassa 28 - Victor Uwaifo (5:21)
  2. 2 Ekassa 34 - Victor Uwaifo (6:43)
  3. 3 Ekassa 31 - Victor Uwaifo (3:59)
  4. 4 Ekassa 32 - Victor Uwaifo (3:23)
  5. 5 Ekassa 25 - Victor Uwaifo (2:31)
  6. 6 Ekassa 38 - Victor Uwaifo (5:08)
  7. 7 Ekassa 24 - Victor Uwaifo (4:01)
  8. 8 Ekassa 26 - Victor Uwaifo (5:45)
  9. 9 Ekassa 35 - Victor Uwaifo (3:47)
  10. 10 Ekassa 29 - Victor Uwaifo (3:06)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Mory Kanté Composer
Alemayehu Eshete Composer
Youssou N'Dour Composer
Victor Uwaifo Arranger, Composer
J. Whitefield Composer
Celestine Ukwu Composer
Barthelemy Attisso Composer
Laye Mboup Composer
Pivi Moriba Composer
Ben Abarbanel-Wolff Composer
Girma Béyéné Arranger
Joseph Mulenga Composer
Ekow Alabi Savage Composer
Laurence Cedar Mastering
Balla Onivogui Composer
Assane Mboup Composer
Ebo Taylor Composer
Irène Rognier translation
Rachel Jackson Sleeve Notes
Maximus-Unitas Adjanohun Composer
Facelli Kante Composer
Victor Alaiya Composer
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