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The Classic Guinean Guitar Group

24 July 2007 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 2 Aug 2007
  • Label: Sterns
  • Copyright: 2007 Sterns Music
  • Total Length: 1:04:45
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 215,769 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Best cd since Talking Timbuktu-Featuring 4 Diabate Brothers 3 Sep 2007
By Mwasha Bukeni - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
An amazing acoustic album/cd.

This is the best album/cd to come since Talking Timbuktu with Ry Cooder and Ali Farka Toure. While it is a re-release it should be considered for album of the year or re-release of the year if you may. Tracks 1 and 3 are simplistic in thier beauty and beautiful in thier simplicity.

This album/cd will quickly be rediscovered and be considered a classic. I hope they plan on printing enough...Martin Sinnock of The Beat Magazine and The Afro Beat on Totallyradio considers the album one of the best accoustic albums of all time...

Excerpt from CD Cover

"When it comes to African Guitar music, Guinea holds a very special place. And when it comes to Guinean guitar music, it doesn't get better than the African Virtuoses. Their story goes to the very heart of the emergence of the guitar as a bona fide African instument in the early era of independence in the 1960's and 1970's, and is inextricably linked with one of the most illustrious guitar playing famlies in Africa, the four Diabate brother heard here. These wonderful, rare recordings of various formations of the African Virtuoses, made in Conakry and Abidjan between 1970 and 1983, showcase acoustic African guitar playing at its most intimate and virtuosic."

Comments from Sterns:

One moment you think it's Spanish, the next you are convinced it is from Peru, until, hearing echoes of Django Reinhardt, you decide on Paris. But each time you are wrong! The group of acoustic guitars featured on this album is 100% African, with roots firmly embedded in Guinean folklore.

These tracks reveal acoustic African guitar playing at its most intimate and beguiling.

Classis instrumental recordings that showcase the gorgeous acoustic guitars of the legendary Guinean group: African Virtuoses. Beautifully re-mastered editions of hard-to-obtain tracks, long-prized by collectors

Historic music - yet one that is as valid and relevant today as when first recorded in the 70s and early 80s

Full-colour, 20-page booklet with detailed notes and full-page reproductions of the original albums
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Musical Excellence 3 Mar 2008
By Vincent L. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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Not sure what "World" music is, I mean isn't it all world music? But eitherway this is simply musical excellence.

If you love acoustic guitar, then you can find no better music to listen to as you drive, make love, clean the apartment or just daydream in a sunlit cafe. It will fill you with joy, longing, and evoke memories of good times gone...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
amazing guitar virtuosity 16 July 2012
By motlalekhotso - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Our view of music in the West is so narrow that this CD took me years to run across and I only did so while shopping in a dusty shop going out of business on the edge of Miami in 2010. Now, 2 years later, I still listen to these pieces ever couple weeks. Sure, you could call this "African" music, in the same way that you would call Miles "American" or the Beatles "European", but what this really represents is some of the best guitar music ANYWHERE. Complex, multi-layered pieces along with simple, clear acoustical numbers. Absolutely amazing.
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