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Reggae Africa
Various Artists
Reggae Africa
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Of all the many lands where Reggae has taken hold, nowhere has it been more welcome and more innovative than in Africa. Here are a host of artists who have added African spice to the Jamaican recipe.

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Reggae Africa
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Release Date: 7/26/1994
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Africa, Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724382818724, 724382818748

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Of all the many lands where Reggae has taken hold, nowhere has it been more welcome and more innovative than in Africa. Here are a host of artists who have added African spice to the Jamaican recipe.
 

CD Reviews

Essential for Reggae lovers!
07/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Even if you don't mind dancehall and all the other manifestations of modern Jamaican popular music (as I don't) you might still be wondering what exactly happened to good old-fashioned *reggae*. A partial answer provided by this album is that it is alive and well and living in Africa. This collection (mainly focussing on South Africa, Mali, and the Ivory Coast) is brimming with excellent examples of many long-lost reggae styles. Harley and the Rasta Family hark back to the classic golden age of the rootsy early 70's, Koko Dembele calls to mind the more clinical and compressed (but still slammin'!) early 80's (think "Night Nurse"), while Senzo is reminiscent of the later Jimmy Cliff.All round a refreshing and highly listenable set guaranteed to appeal to neophytes and connoisseurs alike."