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Eight essential African CDs

D. Rafferty
 
Best Of Fela Kuti
Best Of Fela Kuti
"Pretty good place to start with the king of Afrobeat, Fela "I carry death in my pouch' Kuti"
69>80
69>80
"Included especially for the song 'Mandjou'. There is an album by that title but it is rare as hen's teeeth and this has many of the same tracks"
Missing You (Mi Yeewnii)
Missing You (Mi Yeewnii)
"After some very mixed records a return to a traditonal sound and one classic after another"
In the heart of the moon
In the heart of the moon
"Let time stop. North and south Mali meet, incomparably beautiful. A record that actually deserves its Grammy."
The Guinea Years
The Guinea Years
"Just read the notes for the tale of this amazing woman"
Tiken Jah Fakoly
Tiken Jah Fakoly
"The best reggae west of Trenchtown"
PIRATES CHOICE
PIRATES CHOICE
"Cool is not the word to describe this collection of effortless latin classics from Senegal's heyday"
The Rough Guide to Youssou N'Dour & Etoile De Dakar
The Rough Guide to Youssou N'Dour & Etoile De Dakar
"The originals are all hard to find now but this is a great collection of early Youssou"