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Vieux Farka Toure & Julia Easterlin - Touristes (2015)

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Vieux Farka Toure & Julia Easterlin - Touristes (2015)

Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin - Touristes (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb | Scans included
Label: Six Degrees | # 657036-1230-2-1 | Time: 00:36:50
World Fusion, African, Indie Folk, Desert Blues

Like his legendary father, Ali Farka Touré, Vieux is a guitarist who likes to collaborate. He has worked with the Israeli keyboard player Idan Raichel, and now comes an even more powerful partnership, with American singer Julia Easterlin. The opening Little Things starts with the familiar guitar lines of that Malian favourite Kaira, before Easterlin eases in to nudge the song towards western balladry. Elsewhere, this bravely original fusion switches from an African funk treatment of Fever Ray’s I’m Not Done to slow, thoughtful laments. The traditional In the Pines has been covered by everyone from Lead Belly to Nirvana, but is here reworked with chilling, whispered vocals and desert blues guitar, while the most startling track is a slow, African-edged treatment of Dylan’s Masters of War, which sounds like a pained meditation on the recent chaos in Mali.

Malcolm McLaren - Duck Rock (40th Anniversary Edition) (Remastered) (1983/2023)

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Malcolm McLaren - Duck Rock (40th Anniversary Edition) (Remastered) (1983/2023)

Malcolm McLaren - Duck Rock (40th Anniversary Edition) (Remastered) (1983/2023)
FLAC (tracks) - 405 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 MB
1:02:33 | Hip Hop, Radioplay, Speech, African, Ambient, Experimental, New Age | Label: The State51 Conspiracy

The debut album by Malcolm McLaren - former manager of the Sex Pistols and the New York Dolls, and infamous producer in his own right - was known as Duck Rock. First released in 1983, it showed off as far-flung a mix of genres as hip hop, international music, rockabilly, and disco, not least due in part to its hand in the production duties by Fairlight pioneer JJ Jeczalik, Trevor Horn and Anne Dudley, all of whom would form Art of Noise, as well as further guest appearances by Africa Bambaataa and Thomas Dolby. An electrifying medley of the sample-tastic sensibility of the day, the album also plays out as a form of satire, parodying the oft-chaotic flights of fancy indulged by the very same era.

Hamza El Din - Albums Collection 1964-1999 (5CD)

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Hamza El Din - Albums Collection 1964-1999 (5CD)

Hamza El Din - Albums Collection 1964-1999 (5CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.27 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 634 Mb | Scans included
Genre: World Music, Middle Eastern Folk, East African | Time: 03:59:35

Often referred to as the "King of Nubian Music," the Egyptian musician has enjoyed a remarkably varied career. Collection includes: Music of Nubia (1964); Al Oud: Instrumental and Vocal Music of Nubia (1965); Eclipse (1978); Muwashshah (1995); A Wish (1999).

VA - One World (A Collection Of World Music And Ambient Sounds) (2000)

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VA - One World (A Collection Of World Music And Ambient Sounds) (2000)

VA - One World (A Collection Of World Music And Ambient Sounds) (2000)
CD Rip | FLAC (tracks, no cue, no log) - 808 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 309 MB
2:13:50 | Aboriginal, African, Downtempo, Dub, Reggae, Latin, Lambada, Rhythm & Blues, Soundtrack, Future Jazz, Flamenco, Celtic, Ambient | Label: REDX Entertainment / Rajon Music Group

One World (A Collection Of World Music And Ambient Sounds), a Various Artists Compilation. Released 2000 on REDX Entertainment / Rajon Music Group.

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere In Afrika (1982) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

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Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere In Afrika (1982) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere In Afrika (1982) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 402 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 164 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Pop Rock, Progressive Rock, African | Cohesion #MANN 013

Somewhere in Afrika, an ode to Mann's home country of South Africa, contains a formula that is atypical of Manfred Mann's Earth Band sound. With rhythms that combine an African flavor with a modern rock feel, vocalist Mick Rogers takes over on vocals with the number 22 hit "Runner," released as the album's only single. Tracks such as "Demolition Man" and "Eyes of Nostradamus" are model Earth Band efforts, but the compelling material lies in songs such as "Lalela," "Koze Kobenini," and the title track, which conveys Mann's love for his birthplace without sounding overly pretentious or manufactured. The instrumentation is solid and free-flowing, with drums and other percussion work coming to the forefront while maintaining the group's atmosphere as a rock band.

Mamadou Diabate, Jeff Lang & Bobby Singh - Djan Djan (2010)

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Mamadou Diabate, Jeff Lang & Bobby Singh - Djan Djan (2010)

Mamadou Diabate, Jeff Lang & Bobby Singh - Djan Djan (2010)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Label: Instrumental Recordings | # 2723504 | Time: 00:57:38
World Fusion, African, Indian

Kora, guitar and tabla come together in unity when Mamadou Diabate, Jeff Lang and Bobby Singh play to an astonishingly beautiful and surprisingly natural recording that displays the conversational and virtuosic style that all three are renowned for. Highly recommended.

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (Special Edition) (2021)

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Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (Special Edition) (2021)

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (Special Edition) (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 455 MB | Cover | 01:13:58 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 170 MB
Afrobeat, African, Jazz | Label: World Circuit

‘Rejoice’ is the classic collaboration between Tony Allen, the legendary drummer and co-founder of Afrobeat, and Hugh Masekela, the master trumpet player of South African jazz. The record, released to great acclaim in March 2020, became the first posthumous release from Masekela, and the last release from Allen, who sadly passed away a month later.

Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile (2015)

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Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile (2015)

Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Artwork included
Label: Transgressive | # TRANS192 | Time: 00:39:47
Desert Blues, Ethnic Blues-Rock, Alternative

Songhoy Blues are a young and exuberant Malian band who already have a remarkable history behind them. They fled from their homes in the north when radical Islamists overran the region, and on reaching the safety of Bamako, decided to form a band – at which point their fortunes dramatically changed. They came to the attention of Amadou & Mariam’s manager, Marc-Antoine Moreau, who was looking for musicians who could record with the Africa Express team when they came to town; they also collaborated with Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the AE’s Maison Des Jeunes set. Now comes their first full album, co-produced by Moreau and Zinner, and it’s an impressively varied and rousing set, if somewhat predictable. There’s electric desert blues (Nick), slinky, acoustic ballads (Petit Metier), and reworkings of songs from the Songhoy tradition. A band to watch.

Osibisa - Osibirock (1974) {One Way}

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Osibisa - Osibirock (1974) {One Way}

Osibisa - Osibirock (1974) {One Way}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 262MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Rock, West African, Funk

Osibisa made its greatest inroads into British and American popularity in the early '70s. By the time of 1974's Osibirock, the band was in transition, moving from one record label to another (this disc was released in the U.S. on Warner Bros. following a long stint on Decca) as musical tastes changed. At first, Osibisa's rock/highlife hybrid was a welcome change of pace from prevailing trends, and Americans whose ears had been opened to world rhythms by Santana's blend of rock with Afro-Cuban jazz heard a similar exotic, danceable music coming from the Ghanian-by-way-of-London band.

Super Eagles - Senegambian Sensation (2001) {RetroAfric}

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Super Eagles - Senegambian Sensation (2001) {RetroAfric}

Super Eagles - Senegambian Sensation (2001) {RetroAfric}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | 276 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 120 mb
Genre: highlife, Afrobeat, ndagga, soul, rumba, Afro-Cuban, African

Senegambian Sensation is a 2001 compilation album by Gambian group Super Eagles. This came out on RetroAfric.

Sing Sing Juniors - Sabar Drum Ensemble (2007) **[RE-UP]**

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Sing Sing Juniors - Sabar Drum Ensemble (2007) **[RE-UP]**

Sing Sing Juniors - Sabar Drum Ensemble (2007)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 141 mb
Genre: world, African, percussion

Sing Sing Juniors is composed of the youth of the Faye family who are also known as the Sing Sing Family. Sing Sing Juniors was started in 2004 under the direction of Moustapha Faye, Doudou Faye and Isma Aw as a vehicle for the young generation of the family to present the music and dance traditions of the géwël. Ranging in age from mid-teens to mid-twenties, the full twenty-member ensemble of drummers and dancers skillfully use the sabar rhythms and movements to maintain and build upon the tradition they have inherited.

Ballake Sissoko - Djourou (2021) {No Format!}

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Ballake Sissoko - Djourou (2021) {No Format!}

Ballake Sissoko - Djourou (2021) {No Format!}
Digital Download | FLAC tracks | Front | 250MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: African Music, World Music

It says much for Malian music that two of its greatest players, kora masters Toumani Diabaté and Ballaké Sissoko, are among its most determined innovators. Not content with weighty family legacies (the two are cousins), they have won international recognition for their instrument, the 21-string west African harp, in part through cross-culture collaborations. Diabaté’s latest, with the London Symphony Orchestra, is imminent, while here Sissoko has sought out an assortment of guests. Among them is cellist Vincent Ségal, with whom he has already cut two sublime albums, and who joins clarinet player Patrick Messina for a sprightly take on Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

Chris Hinze - Nazali (1986) {Keytone}

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Chris Hinze - Nazali (1986) {Keytone}

Chris Hinze - Nazali (1986) {Keytone}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 445MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 131MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Folk, World, African

Chris Hinze’s unceasing interest in the integration of ethnic music in western music cultures brought him all over the world and led him to the by now very successful ‘African-Indian and World Music Fusion’.

Rokia Traoré - Tchamantché (2008) {Universal}

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Rokia Traoré - Tchamantché (2008) {Universal}

Rokia Traoré - Tchamantché (2008) {Universal}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 326MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 106MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: African Folk, Afrobeat, World Music

Rokia Traore has changed direction once again, with dramatic results. In the five years since her last album, Bowmboi, she has toured the US celebrating the life of Billie Holiday, and written a new work - an African response to the life of Mozart - for the maverick director Peter Sellars. Now comes an intriguing, sophisticated and often intimate set that is quite unlike any of the other great music Mali has produced. Many of the songs are built around her subtle and bluesy electric-guitar work, but also make use of the classical western harp and African ngoni, though no longer the balafon. The result is an exquisitely recorded set that manages to sound contemporary but still distinctively African. It's remarkable mostly because of the quality and range of her singing, which can be quietly slinky and personal, rousing, as well as breathy.

Rokia Traore' - Wanita (2000) {Indigo}

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Rokia Traore' - Wanita (2000) {Indigo}

Rokia Traore' - Wanita (2000) {Indigo}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 447MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 134MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World Music, West African

Wanita is a mild quantum leap from Traore's debut, Mouneissa. The style she cultivated on her debut – a glorious mix of the singer/songwriter with the rootsy, acoustic instruments of her native Mali – is refined here, and she approaches everything with more confidence. She's very much a rarity in African terms, a female singer/songwriter, and one whose lyrics are very progressive, dealing with the rights of women in a patriarchal society. But she's representative of a new generation that has brought forth a lot of professional women, for whom she's become a figurehead.