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Best of Africa
Various Artists
Best of Africa
Genres: World Music, Jazz
 
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The Very Best Of North Africa features, on one great compilation, all the biggest sub-Saharan music artists many who have crossed over to the world stage and regularly perform to sell out audiences around the world - from ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Best of Africa
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nascente
Release Date: 4/6/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Jazz
Styles: Africa, Jazz Fusion
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2

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The Very Best Of North Africa features, on one great compilation, all the biggest sub-Saharan music artists many who have crossed over to the world stage and regularly perform to sell out audiences around the world - from Paris to London to New York. These are not just north african music stars but world superstars. Names such as Khaled, Amr Diab, Rachid Taha, Souad Massi, Orchestra National De Barbes and many many others all feature on an album that is without doubt...the Very Best Of North Africa! 28 total tracks. Nascente. 2005.
 

CD Reviews

African hits galore!
Pieter | Johannesburg | 12/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This wonderful album is a brilliant introduction to the pop music of Africa as it covers a wide variety of styles from many countries. In addition, all of the tracks are classics and the selection spans the decades.From South Africa there's Miriam Makeba's ebullient 1960s classic Pata Pata, Hugh Masekela's languid Grazin' In The Grass, Abdullah Ibrahim's jazzy Zimbabwe, Ladysmith Black Mambazo's soulful Homeless and the beautiful Umuntu Ngumuntu by Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens. Zimbabweans Thomas Mapfumo and The Bhundu Boys contribute Musanypere and Ring Of Fire. The well-known hits include Youssou N'dour and Neneh Cherry's Seven Seconds, Yeke Yeke by Mory Kante and the huge disco hit Soul Makossa by Manu Dibango. Kanda Bongo Man and Franco contribute hip-shaking Congolese soukous whilst Femi Kuti and Fela Kuti present those funk-rock Nigerian sounds. Baaba Maal, Cheikh Lo and Salif Keita bring us the splendours of West African music and Khaled and Rachid Taha do the same for North Africa whilst Cesaria Evora from Cape Verde charms with her lovely voice on Sodade and Angelique Kidjo impresses with her lively voice and buoyant rhythms. Although Eastern Africa, Egypt and Sudan are not represented, this is a great compilation with timeless songs that will appeal way beyond the narrow confines of World Music."