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5.0 out of 5 stars Real mix of great music
I bought this soon after having a quick listen as I personally love more vocal traditional music such as the background chants in The Lion King. The music is spread across three CDs marked "African Legends", "African Future" and "African Classics" and consists of very different musical genres to the more traditional to those that wouldn't seem too out of place in a jazz...
Published on 14 May 2011 by E. Davidson

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as representative of all parts of the continent as I had hoped
I would have loved to find some more music from Mali and Congo and what about the famous "Ti ti" song from North Africa?
Published 20 months ago by Linda Berlandier-Robinson


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real mix of great music, 14 May 2011
I bought this soon after having a quick listen as I personally love more vocal traditional music such as the background chants in The Lion King. The music is spread across three CDs marked "African Legends", "African Future" and "African Classics" and consists of very different musical genres to the more traditional to those that wouldn't seem too out of place in a jazz setting. The singers both male and female, bigger hits and upcoming, all seem passionate about their music with many feeling very upbeat and fun.

Couple of favourites have to be Akata Meso - D'Gary on African Future, for it's very traditional sound and Femmes Africaines on Africian Legends for a lovely feel good beat and vocals. With 33 tracks though there's a great selection so hard to pick just a few! This set a great way to try a bit of everything and perhaps find music you otherwise wouldn't have considered.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beginner's Guide to Africa 3cd set, 24 Sep 2011
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I've played this every day since it arrived. Brilliant. It's all new to me and I shall look for some more of the music, especially Mahmoud Ahmed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A VERY tasty mix - EVERY track!, 29 Dec 2012
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I was really impressed with this compilation - I 'knew' a lot of the artists and there were tracks I hadn't heard before, besdes complementing the vinyl versions I own.Wicked price too, for such a good recording throughout - One of my 'buys' of 2012. Thankyou very much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction and great value - dive in!, 17 Jun 2013
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If you are looking to open up the treasure chest of African Music, why not start here? A vast continent and a vast array of music. Africa is not about stereotypes of poverty and malnutrition. Musically, I feel it is the richest and most diverse of the continents, from austere desert blues to foot-stomping Gumshoe and everything in between. Definitely worth a few of your pounds sterling, euros or whatever.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as representative of all parts of the continent as I had hoped, 9 Mar 2013
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I would have loved to find some more music from Mali and Congo and what about the famous "Ti ti" song from North Africa?
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