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Rough Guide to Psychedelic Africa
     

The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Africa

 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2012
Label:
World Music Network
UPC:
0605633127027
catalogNumber:
331270
Rank:
102151

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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
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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