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Retrospective Volume One: 1947-1956
Fundi Konde
Retrospective Volume One: 1947-1956
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Fundi Konde
Title: Retrospective Volume One: 1947-1956
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Retroafric
Release Date: 11/24/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 740042952829

CD Reviews

If I could give this more stars, I would...
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 07/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite of the RetroAfric albums, since it highlights such a different, older musical style. Kenyan guitarist Fundi Konde began his career during WWII, and started recording in the late 1940s. This mellow, acoustic version of the popular rumba style has a distinct calypsonian feel to it, and an unusual instrumental flavor -- accordions and a light clarinet poke up next to a gently picked acoustic guitar. Konde's vocals are similarly whistful and relaxed, underscoring the sense of novelty and antiquity in these classic tracks. There's not a lot of African pop (that I've heard) that sounds like this -- it's a real treat, and highly recommended for anyone in search of something *really* new and different to check out."