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The African Typic Collection
Various Artists
The African Typic Collection
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop
 
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: The African Typic Collection
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Earthworks
Release Date: 12/2/1995
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Africa, By Decade, 1980s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 740042151222
 

CD Reviews

One of the best African Pop records EVER
05/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like soukous or zouk, or are interested in pan-African music, or like to jump around, this is your album. The high energy tracks have great arrangements, and the beats are non-stop. The style on the album is based on the makossa, and features some great tracks by the King, Sam Fam Thomas. It is a hybrid of different types of modern African pop from the 80's (compilation came out in early 1990's), fusing soukous guitar licks, horn arrangements, and the electro-synth Caribbean zouk rhythm, which was popular in France and West Africa in the 1980's and early 1990's. This album is perfect for dancing, parties, workouts, and just about anything. It is among the best African pop compilations I have ever heard, with really catchy melodies and tempos that make you want listen to it over and over. If only all world music releases could be this good."