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

3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (27 Jan. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: World Music Network
  • ASIN: B00H5DWOZE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,450 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Product Description

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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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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I like World music especially African music but this is a bit too modern for my old ears.
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The title says it all-I haven't heard these songs and I've got quite a collection of African music.
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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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HASH(0x8e956438) out of 5 stars The title says it all 28 Mar. 2014
By Wes Phillips - Published on Amazon.com
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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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HASH(0x8ecf6864) out of 5 stars Three Stars 30 July 2015
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I enjoy the more "acoustic" pieces.
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HASH(0x8ecf67d4) out of 5 stars Its kind of fun to hear kids play but not a ready for ... 15 Feb. 2015
By Mike M. - Published on Amazon.com
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There is a reason why you never heard this music. Its kind of fun to hear kids play but not a ready for real public listening.
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