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Kings of African Music
Various Artists
Kings of African Music
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Originally Released in 1996 as One of the First 10 Titles on the Nascente Label. Its Success is Partly Due to Such a Simple but Effective Idea and an all Star Cast of African Kings on One Superb Set. This Superb Compilatio...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Kings of African Music
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Music Club
Original Release Date: 8/19/1997
Release Date: 8/19/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 614475003222

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Originally Released in 1996 as One of the First 10 Titles on the Nascente Label. Its Success is Partly Due to Such a Simple but Effective Idea and an all Star Cast of African Kings on One Superb Set. This Superb Compilation Showcases the New Kings of African Pop, Amongst them Youssou N'dour and Baaba Maal as Well as featuring the Original Innovators of Afro-pop Such as Manu Dibango and Franco.

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CD Reviews

Cool stuff! Great overview to African music
06/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is positively the best introduction to African music! Contains great hits from masters like Youssou N'Dour, Franco, Kanda Bongo Man, Ali Farke Toure, Baaba Maal... This CD opened up a whole new genre of music for me. Irresistible tunes with an ethnic flavour.If you like this CD, check out these other great titles on the same (Music Club) label:- No easy walk to freedom - South African music- The very best of Ladysmith Black Mambazo- Youssou N'Dour Hey You! The Essential Collection - Lightning over the river: Congolese soukous- Rapture: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan- Latino Fiesta- Cores do Brasil series"
I love it!
12/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a must. The music is a good alternative to zoloft or paxil. It is imposible to be depressed listening to it. I first heared in a African Import store in San Diego and immediatly went out and bought it and now I want more. Everybody I've played it for loves it too. I never thought about contemporary african music before...it is great! Play it next time you have company and everyone will think you're very cool."