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In 2014, all roads lead to Brazil. As the World Cup draws near, the not-so-sleeping giant of South America will move to centre-stage, and its irresistible rhythms will become the soundtrack of the summer. Cheesy compilations will line up to cash in, peddling worn-out clichés of girls from Ipanema. But for those who want the real musical flavour of Brazil - its super-dynamic present and ... Read more in Amazon's Gilles Peterson Store

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  • Audio CD (25 April 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Ether
  • ASIN: B0007WQBOK
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,099 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Intro
2. Bukom Mashie - Oscar Sulley
3. Ajo - Peter King
4. New Bell - Manu Dibango
5. Ye Ye De Smell - Fela Ransome - Kuti & The Africa 70
6. Indictment - Antibalas
7. Asmarina - Feqadu Amde - Mesqel
8. Mulatu - Mulatu Astatqe
9. Samba - Miriam Makeba
10. Mahlalela - Letta Mbulu
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Disc: 2
1. MAW Expensive (A Tribute To Fela) - Masters At Work Feat. Wunmi
2. Afrika - Osborne
3. Lufuala NDonga - Konono No. 1
4. Aso Kere - Lekan Babalola (IG Culture mix)
5. Angola - Cesaria Evora (Carl Craig Remix)
6. The Heart's A Lonely Hunter - Thievery Corporation Feat. David Byrne
7. Funu - Dennis Ferrer (Hi - Life Mix)
8. Jump 4 Luv - Blaze & Palmer Brown (Shelter Main Mix)

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Following the success of his recent Gilles Peterson In Brazil compilation, the world’s number one dancefloor jazz/world aficionado returns with a similar jaunt through the groovier side of African music. Given the global popularity of Afrobeat and Afrofunk, it’s no surprise to find a few classic of the genre here: Peter King’s "Ajo", Manu Dibango’s "New Bell" and Fela Kuti’s "Ye Ye De Smell" are evergreens but are sandwiched between lesser known (but equally funky) tracks from the likes of Ethiopian jazz maestro Mulatu Astatqé, Feqadu Amae-Mesqel and Letta Mbulu. The second disc leans more towards modern African sounds and remixes. Kicking off with Masters At Work’s anthemic reworking of Fela’s "Expensive Shit", the CD shifts mercurially through Carl Craig’s take on Cesaria Evora’s "Angola" and IG Culture’s mutated take on "Aso Kere", Thievery Corporation’s "The Heart’s A Lonely Hunter" and Osborne’s "Afrika". All in all, there's plenty here to sate the most ardent African-groove enthusiast. --Paul Sullivan

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. L. Hawes VINE VOICE on 29 Jun 2006
Format: Audio CD
I bought this as it was highly reduced in price and what a bargain. It's a feast of grooves, good feeling vibes and earthly rhythms that will totally transform any views you may have that African music is for the musical elite only, it's amazing and I'd have no hesitation in saying BUY THIS NOW!
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Whyndham on 21 Oct 2005
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These tracks just bang and bounce out of your speakers and you're off your chair and you grab your wife and you dance and what day is it?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Soulful take on African music 19 July 2005
By SL - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Very nicely mixed compilation of soulful african (or sometimes african-inspired) music from 60s and 70s. If you have listened to the INcredible sounds of Gilles Peterson and liked it, you won't be disappointed with this. The songs he's chosen to be on the CD are very unique, and I haven't heard of them anywhere else. That said, it's hard to say how much he's left the original music or how much he's mixed in the new tunes and beats. All in all, the mix is flawless. He's kept the african-soul-jazz-funk feeling through out the album without butchering the artists' original work.
One of my favorites 8 Oct 2012
By Laurie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album is incredible. I discovered Gilles Peterson via this album, and go back to it again and again because it is so addictive.
Access to Africa! 2 Jun 2012
By Safiee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've had this cd for years now and after repeated listening now and then,I treasure it. I bought this with little or no knowledge on world/african music, some of the sounds are instantly groovy, others take time to digest. The ones that I initially had a hard time with were "ye ye de smell - fela kuti" (btw i love him now!, definitely check him out), "indictment - antibalas" and "lufuala ndonga - konono no.1) amongst others. This cd is not purely african, there's a Thievery Corp and Blaze track, but it has african influences no doubt. Give this cd a chance, you'll love it and if you're new to african music, it's a good start to some of the continents's musicians. Cheers.
Thank you ! 2 May 2011
By Alessandro - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is FANTASTIC and...i love American's sellers !!! I'm happy to be in this time of the world because i can have all of the world with me and, fortunately, with the right mind and the right stuff. Thanks to Gilles and his incredible musical sensibility and to Amazon for his beautifull work !
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