Africa

Where's Africa - Going South (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Aug. 15, 2017
Where's Africa - Going South (2017)

Where's Africa - Going South (2017)
Jazz | 49:49 min | MP3, 320 kbps | 114 MB
Label: Intakt Records

This new album by Omri Ziegel's ''Where's Africa'' trio is in a palce where there is unmitigated joy; its movements are feather-light, yet its grooves are earthy. That state of being in which everything can flow freely, the songs, time, like children's rhyms and rounds, circling until they suddenly lead us out into the open. The keyboard transforms itself into a whole battery of tuned drums - it becomes a melodica, a bass, a universal instrument. In addition there is the simmering of the percussion, either with a relaxed timefeel or driving rhythms, over which the alto saxophone can lift raise itself - song-like, hymnic, spiritual, unchained as if in a trance. There are moments when everything connects: the joy of the dance and the ''petite mort'' - devotion and prayer.

Africa Djole - Live: The Concert In Berlin '78 (1986) {FMP CD 1}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 14, 2017
Africa Djole - Live: The Concert In Berlin '78 (1986) {FMP CD 1}

Africa Djolé - Live: The Concert In Berlin '78 (1986) {FMP CD 1}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 365 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 35 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 1986 Free Music Production | FMP CD 1
World / International / African Folk / African Traditions / Percussion / Afro-Pop

This was the first European album by the four Guinean musicians known as Africa Djolé. Playing an enormous assortment of drums, hollowed gourds, whistles, broken saw blades, and woodblocks, as well as a harmonica and their voices, this quartet led by African master drummer Fode Youla took their show to Berlin's Free Music Workshop in 1978 and took the whole joint by storm. And while it's true that the album's listeners can't see them dancing and moving along with their music, the sense of that movement is fully evident in the rise and fall, call and response, and continuous juxtaposition of one set of rhythms against or in concert with another.

Latin Quarter - Radio Africa (1997)  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 18, 2017
Latin Quarter - Radio Africa (1997)

Latin Quarter - Radio Africa (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 516 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 215 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Folk Rock, Reggae | Camden / BMG #74321 511942

Named after Latin Quarter's most popular song, Radio Africa compiles tracks from the group's three '80s albums – Modern Times, Mick and Caroline, and Swimming Against the Stream – none of which had yet appeared on CD when this collection was released in 1997. Latin Quarter's heavily political lyrics may not be understood by some, especially when the band's references are too obscure or forgotten in the passage of time. When the music is taken into focus, Radio Africa sounds best when the group strays from their folk-rock origins. The ghostly keyboards and woeful vocals of "No Rope As Long As Time," confronting apartheid and violence in South Africa with sadness and anger…
Mumford & Sons - Live from South Africa: Dust and Thunder (2017)

Mumford & Sons - Live from South Africa: Dust and Thunder (2017)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1920*1080p, 23,976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
Dolby Atmos (TrueHD) 7.1, 48 kHz, 7074 kbps, 24-bit
DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 2943 kbps / LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 1536 kbps
Folk Rock, Neo Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock | 01:31:08 | ~ 34.24 Gb

Chronicling the first meeting of South Africa with its favourite British band, Mumford & Sons, award-winning director Dick Carruthers gets to the very heart of what makes Mumford & Sons such a special act. Filmed live against the beautiful Pretorian outback, the band performs their most recent material and classic hits in front of an exhilarated crowd…
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Africa Unite: The Singles Collection (2005)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Africa Unite: The Singles Collection (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Tuff Gong, BMWCDX 4 | ~ 890 or 333 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 24 Mb
Reggae, Ska

There are countless Bob Marley compilations on the market, but what will generate some interest in this one, which is essentially a collection of his Island singles with a handful of his Lee "Scratch" Perry-era tracks added in, is the inclusion of a "new" Marley song, "Slogans," derived from a demo tape Marley made in a Miami hotel room in 1979…

Toto - Africa: The Best Of Toto (2009) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 2, 2017
Toto - Africa: The Best Of Toto (2009) 2CDs

Toto - Africa: The Best Of Toto (2009) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 384 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Rock, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, AOR | Label: Camden/Sony | # 88697536632 | Time: 02:22:33

The 2009 compilation Africa: The Best of Toto is a double-disc set that contains all of Toto's big hits – "Africa", "Rosanna", "Hold the Line", "I Won't Hold You Back", "99", "Georgy Porgy" – and a bunch of album tracks. This is too much for most casual fans, the kind who just want the aforementioned hits, but for those who want to dig a little deeper this is a good, affordable way to do so.
Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}

Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 275MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 138MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, African Music, Funk

This classic recording has a beautiful balance of African aesthetics meet American soul, jazz, funk, rock and pop. The songs have a vintage sound that could only have been made by a South African playing American music in 1971. Along these lines, the album cover is the perfect visual representation of the music. While having a 1970's sound, "Hugh Masekela & the Union of South Africa" is by no means outdated, nor will it ever. The disc has an enjoyable mix of slow ballads, township infused instrumentals and fast funk. The song writing is superb, the musical improvisation is good and the voices soar.
Various Artists - Jazz Meets Africa (2014) {3CD Set Not Now Music NOT3CD162}

Various Artists - Jazz Meets Africa (2014) {3CD Set Not Now Music NOT3CD162}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.14 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 443 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 75 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Not Now Music | NOT3CD162
Jazz / Ethnic Fusion / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Bop / Free Jazz

Over the decades, many musicians from the African-American ethnic group have turned to Africa for musical inspiration. For some, it was to prove only a partial or brief flirtation, while others embraced the tonal and rhythmic elements the continent’s music had to offer on a more serious basis. We have collected the best of the latter here. The American musicians assembled on this compilation were certainly not the only ones to mine the inspirational qualities of African music in the Fifties and Sixties but these were the principal players who chose to add a little colour and ethnicity to their repertoire.

V.A. - Africa Rising (2009)  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 1, 2016
V.A. - Africa Rising (2009)

V.A. - Africa Rising (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mojo Magazine, September 2009 | ~ 457 or 168 Mb | Scans(png) -> 83 Mb
Folk, World, Country

~ Mojo Presents: Africa Rising. Essential Mindblowing Summer Grooves ~
Bergen PO, Neeme Jarvi - Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Le Carnaval des animaux; Africa (2016)

Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Le Carnaval des animaux; Africa (2016)
Truls Mørk, cello; Louis Lortie, piano; Helene Mercier, piano;
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5162 | Time: 01:15:30

The essence of Camille Saint-Saëns' music comes through perhaps most clearly in his music for solo instrument and orchestra, which exemplifies his elegant combination of melody and conservatory-generated virtuosity. The two cello concertos are here, plus a pair of crowd-pleasing short works for piano and orchestra, and the evergreen Carnival of the Animals, with pianists Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier joining forces along with a collection of instruments that includes the often-omitted glass harmonica. There are all kinds of attractions here: the gently humorous and not over-broad Carnival, the songful cello playing of Truls Mørk, and the little-known piano-and-orchestra scene Africa, Op. 89, with its lightly Tunisian flavor (sample this final track). But really, the central thread connecting them all is the conducting of Neeme Järvi and the light, graceful work of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; French music is the nearly 80-year-old Järvi's most congenial environment, and in this recording, perhaps his last devoted to Saint-Saëns, he has never been better.