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5.0 out of 5 stars Joyous collection of South African music
I first heard this album in the World Music section of the entertainment provided in British Airways cattle class. I liked the album so much that I ordered it on the internet soon after arriving in Los Angeles. If you have enjoyed listening to Paul Simon's 'Graceland' album you will find this album full of similar uplifting rhythms, but by largely unknown (in the UK)...
Published on 9 Dec 2010 by A. Owen

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3.0 out of 5 stars First half bettor than second
A good variety of tracks but it feels like they ran out of inspiration half way through, we got bored before the last few tracks. Might be better for random mixing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joyous collection of South African music, 9 Dec 2010
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A. Owen "anthonymowen" (Orpington, England) - See all my reviews
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I first heard this album in the World Music section of the entertainment provided in British Airways cattle class. I liked the album so much that I ordered it on the internet soon after arriving in Los Angeles. If you have enjoyed listening to Paul Simon's 'Graceland' album you will find this album full of similar uplifting rhythms, but by largely unknown (in the UK) artists.

The presentation by Putumayo World Music is superb. The album comes in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes in 3 languages, English, Spanish and French. They not only tell you about the historical perspective of each song but the artists as well. The music is primarily South African, although some of the artists are now based as far away as Sweden or USA.

I would like to have known the musicians on each track, if only to discover what instruments are being played, but this is a minor omission. I strongly recommend a little visit to www.amazon.com where you can read 2 excellent reviews (at the time of writing) and have a listen to samples from each track. You will then not have to rely on my word of how good this album is.
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3.0 out of 5 stars First half bettor than second, 6 Jan 2013
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A good variety of tracks but it feels like they ran out of inspiration half way through, we got bored before the last few tracks. Might be better for random mixing.
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