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Angola Soundtrack 2 [VINYL]

Various Artists Vinyl
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Vinyl (9 Dec 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Analog Africa
  • ASIN: B00G09PSP2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,276 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Avante Juventude - Os Angos - Os Angos
2. Senhor Doutor - Quim Manuel - Quim Manuel
3. N'Hoca - Tony Von - Tony Von
4. Kia Lomingo - Urbano De Castro - Urbano de Castro
Disc: 2
1. Bina - Jovens Do Prenda
2. Mabele - Oscar Neves
3. Agarrem - Africa Ritmos
4. Saudades De Luanda - Os Kiezos
Disc: 3
1. Bongololo - Kito
2. N'Ga Kuna M'butu - Muhongo
3. Lemba - Negoleiros Do Ritmo
4. Snipes - Dicanzas Do Prenda
Disc: 4
1. Bazooka - Carlo Lamartine
2. Divua Diami - Cisco
3. Meca - Levis Vercky's
4. Chamavo - Elias Dia Kimuezo
5. Olha O Pica - Africa Ritmos

Product Description

Follow up to the critically acclaimed "Angola Soundtrack" on the great Analog Africa Label from 2010. A Portuguese civil servant, entrepreneur and Angolan music fan named Luis Montês self-designed "Kutonocas", Sunday afternoon live music festivals started in Luanda in 1961 and is the basis on which this great compilation is built. The intimacy of those participating in this musical revolution meant they playfully and professionally wanted to trump each other's style; communication between the groups was frequent as everyone studied each other's records and concerts and players were under a lot of pressure to outdo each other due to the limited recording and performing opportunities. Development of skill and ingenuity was a must, as well as addressing the highly politicised climate. The optimism of Independence can be heard in these recordings; a common goal between the audience and musicians. Upon reading the characteristically generous liner notes of this new Analog Africa release, you will be given more hints of the crucial melting pot that allowed this short period to have such an outstanding productivity. Featuring 44 pages acquired in coordination with the National Library of Luanda and the art magazine "Note E Dia", Analog Africa head honcho Samy Ben Redjeb has managed to collect newspaper clips, extremely rare pictures of the bands on stage and printed interviews from the 70s. The stunning pages of passionate photography and artistic design also include interviews with many of the original artists and their families, biographies of the three labels that made it all possible, and of Luis Montês, who was the pulse of the live music scene in Luanda. This compilation is a dedication to the short lived recording industry in Angola, a brief moment of history between 1969 and 1978 in which three recording companies produced approximately 800 records, mostly singles. They are rare jewels, each song with a significant story and feel behind it. You will hear exciting music blazed with the anticipation of emancipation, tracks fuelled with a sense of unity, community, importance and immediacy. This addictive, outlawed music from Angola shakes and grooves with the smoothness of staccato machine gun fire. Do yourself a favor and submerge yourself into some of the most addictive music created by mankind!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Analog Africa continue their never ending winning streak with this second compilation of Angolan sounds. As with the first volume, I was quite surprised by how Latin/South American influenced some of this sounds. Then again with the historical and political background taken into account - as always expertly explained in the thorough liner notes - it's often also a matter of who influenced who. In other words, and although some of this music is damn funky, this is pretty far removed from the type of afrobeat/afrofunk that's on offer on some other Analog Africa releases. Comes in the usual gorgeous no-efforts-spared Analog Africa packaging.
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars unexpected disappointment 24 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This music sounds like a conglomeration of the rhythms and themes of neighbouring countries. There is no particular Angolan beat coming through and is humdrum.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not your ordinary African music 2 Feb 2014
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Yes hypnotizing & terrific. Different than other Afro-pop as well, with clear propulsive Latin influences. Nice mix of instrumental & vocal.
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