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VA - Strings Tradition: Mesmerising Confluence of Kora, Sitar and Violin (2008)

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VA - Strings Tradition: Mesmerising Confluence of Kora, Sitar and Violin (2008)

VA - Strings Tradition: Mesmerising Confluence of Kora, Sitar and Violin (2008)
Mamadou Diabate, Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
World Fusion, Indian, West African | Label: Felmay/Mystica | # ACW 09017 | Time: 01:03:19

A unique album which brings together the musical traditions of Mali and India and which involves some of the most important musicians of these traditions!

Osibisa - Osibirock (1974) {One Way}

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Osibisa - Osibirock (1974) {One Way}

Osibisa - Osibirock (1974) {One Way}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 262MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Rock, West African, Funk

Osibisa made its greatest inroads into British and American popularity in the early '70s. By the time of 1974's Osibirock, the band was in transition, moving from one record label to another (this disc was released in the U.S. on Warner Bros. following a long stint on Decca) as musical tastes changed. At first, Osibisa's rock/highlife hybrid was a welcome change of pace from prevailing trends, and Americans whose ears had been opened to world rhythms by Santana's blend of rock with Afro-Cuban jazz heard a similar exotic, danceable music coming from the Ghanian-by-way-of-London band.

Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour (2004) [Re-Up]

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Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour (2004) [Re-Up]

Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 523 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Afro-Pop, Worldbeat, West African | Label: Sony Greece/Ελευθεροτυπία | 01:15:41

This 16-track compilation covers Senegalese singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Youssou N'Dour's Columbia Records period, from 1991 to 1996. Perhaps the most popular pop culture figure in Senegal's history, N'Dour created a music of his own from various sources, which he called "mbalax" and which incorporates everything from jazz, soul, hard R&B styles, hip-hop, and even Cuban samba, and juxtaposes them with the folk melodies and polyrhythms of his native land. The cuts here, particularly "Old Man," "New Africa," "Yo le Le, (Fulani Rhythm)," and the covers of Smokey Robinson's "Don't Look Back," and Lennon and McCartney's "Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da," reveal N'Dour's idiosyncratic, yet very accessible grasp and integration of Western and African pop styles.

Angelique Kidjo - Aye (1994) {Island}

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Angelique Kidjo - Aye (1994) {Island}

Angelique Kidjo - Aye (1994) {Island}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 334MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 125MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afro-Pop, Worldbeat, West African, Synth-Pop

Angelique Kidjo has alienated some musicians and fans who want her to do traditional African music rather than mix and match her slashing delivery with rock, R&B and pop elements and arrangements. But Kidjo doesn't want to do a strictly African date. She recorded five numbers at Paisley Park studios, and they reflect the punchy guitar and synth-dominated Minneapolis sound. The other five tunes were recorded in London, with both a dance-soul flavor and nice horn backing and arrangements. Kidjo hasn't done a sellout album, despite singing in English on some cuts (another move designed to anger some of the hardcore). Rather, she's trying to link all her interests and do a respectable pop effort with some African elements.

Debademba - Souleymane (2013)

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Debademba - Souleymane (2013)

Debademba - Souleymane (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb
Label: World Village | # WVF 479082 | Time: 00:45:05 | Scans included
West African, World Fusion, African Jazz

Debademba is a group formed from the magical encounter of two fellow musicians: guitarist and inventive beat master Abdoulaye Traore from Burkina Faso and Malian singer Mohamed Diaby, a charismatic griot. These colorful characters are, like the other members of the group, Parisian Africans who are very prominent on the capital's cosmopolitan live music scene. The kind of music they make is modern and explosive, drawing from afrobeat, highlife and mbalax styles, with hints of Mandinka music mixed in, all combined with strong blues elements and the occasional nod to rock. Souleymane is a powerful manifesto and an invitation to celebrate.