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The Rough Guide to the Best African Music You've Never Heard

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: World Music Network
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,601 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. BalaAnansy Cissé 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. BaniyorkoySimo Lagwani 5:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Noumou KoradioulouNoumoucounda Cissoko 4:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. AmbasselKrar Collective 5:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Fela Chief PriestAnergy Afrobeat 7:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. CoraGiuliano Modarelli, Sura Susso 4:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Yaye BoyeLe Sahel 4:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. M'beugelBatch Gueye Band 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Alertos da VidaSigauque Project 4:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Djimé FolyDjama Djigui 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Anzoro (The Bells - Remix)Wayo 1:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. DiamanoAmadou Diagne 3:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. NungulunbaTani Diakite & the Afrofunkstars 3:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. NdineweMonoswezi 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Intro: Be Ea Bojoa (Part 1)Sotho Sounds 1:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Ha Kele MonatengSotho Sounds 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. JerusalemSotho Sounds 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Koloi Eutate MandelaSotho Sounds 1:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. MobopongSotho Sounds 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. LesholuSotho Sounds 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Jo! KelishapaSotho Sounds 2:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Lefaatse La BajoSotho Sounds 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Ntheke NthekeSotho Sounds 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. TseankuSotho Sounds 4:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Something to Think AboutSotho Sounds 5:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Outro: Be Ea Bojoa (Part 2)Sotho Sounds 1:23£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

All of the artists featured on this unique Rough Guide present distinctive, original sounds emanating from Africa, selected exclusively from groups entering World Music Network's 'Battle of the Bands' competition. Check out Tani Diakite's brand of Afro-funk, Simo Lagwani's Moroccan gnawa grooves and Wayo's South Sudanese trance percussion.

Bonus CD: Sotho Sounds - 'Junk Funk'

Sotho Sounds are funky shepherds from the Kingdom of Lesotho who have quite literally invented their own music, crafted their own instruments and now continue to follow their own mission - turning junk into funk.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous collection 24 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD
I've a lot of African music, and this must rate as one of the best collections of a disparate set of tracks ... I already had a couple of tracks on other CDs, but as a brilliant into to African "rock", this takes some beating. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the best! 17 Jun 2014
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Got this for an African Culture session that we held in the Youth Centre. It was being played but did not hold the interest of the group as expected more noise than music
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5.0 out of 5 stars The title says it all 28 Mar 2014
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A fabulous collection of African music that I've never heard before.It deserves to become a future classic, like The Indestructable Beat of Soweto. This one is special.
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