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Music from West Africa
Togo
Music from West Africa
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop
 
A diverse sampling of traditional Togolese music, recorded in 1977. It is also a concise glimpse of the very rich culture of this region of Africa once termed the "slave coast" by the slave traders. Today there are no more...  more »

      
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All Artists: Togo
Title: Music from West Africa
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Records
Release Date: 11/8/2008
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Africa, By Decade, 1970s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661500426, 011661500419, 011661500440, 011661500426

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A diverse sampling of traditional Togolese music, recorded in 1977. It is also a concise glimpse of the very rich culture of this region of Africa once termed the "slave coast" by the slave traders. Today there are no more reminders to younger generations of this sinister business except occasionally in a name or other vestiges of the era. In any case, the folk song, which translates popular concerns and thus reveals, at least in part, the profound spirit of these peoples, bears no trace of these painful memories. This album, which is as faithful as possible a reflection of the Togolese soul, expresses feelings and concerns which are common to everyone on earth.

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