Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|West African Instrumental Quin|
West African Instrumental Quintet, 1929
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Intense, early archival African pop
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 07/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Banjo-led tunes with instrumentation that is disarmingly similar to American old-timey music, though very different stylistically. Not much is known about these musicians -- not even which West African tribe they may have came from. The recordings were made in England, and released in 1929-1930 as 78s on the Zonophone label. Although it all begins to sound the same after a while, there are some interesting aural effects on tracks #18-20, where the banjo and guitars are completely out of tune with each other, yet the song goes on, creating its own, off-kilter musical logic. The effect is disconcerting -- even a bit creepy, in a music-box kind of way."