Africa

Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}

Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}
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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 While having a 1970's sound, "Hugh Masekela & the Union of South Africa" is by no means outdated, nor will it ever.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}
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© 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.

Rokia Traoré - Beautiful Africa (2013, Outhere Rec. # OH 023)  Music

Posted by luckburz at March 26, 2016
Rokia Traoré - Beautiful Africa (2013, Outhere Rec. # OH 023)

Rokia Traoré - Beautiful Africa
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Label/Cat#: Outhere Rec. # OH 023 | Country/Year: Germany 2013
Genre: Blues, Folk, World | Style: African

"On Beautiful Africa, Malian songwriter and guitar slinger Rokia Traoré unleashes the fiery rocker she's been nurturing since her teens. On four previous offerings she established herself as a wildly inventive and diverse songwriter, most notably on 2008's Tchamantché…" ~AMG, 4/5
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere in Africa (1982) [Carrere, 96.520]

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere in Africa (1982)
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Progressive Rock

Somewhere in Afrika, an ode to Mann's home country of South Africa, contains a formula that is atypical of Manfred Mann's Earth Band sound. With rhythms that combine an African flavor with a modern rock feel, vocalist Mick Rogers takes over on vocals with the number 22 hit "Runner," released as the album's only single…
The John Coltrane Quartet - Africa/Brass (1961) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2007}

The John Coltrane Quartet - Africa/Brass (1961) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2007}
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© 2007 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517486225 | AS-6
Jazz / Hard Bop / Experimental Big Band / Post Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

The album newly remastered from the original master tapes. John Coltrane assembles a 20-piece band for these three songs. There's McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones, and 16 others. It's heavy on brass, per the title, there are five french horns, for example. There are notable players like Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, and Julian Priester in the band, but the solos are by Coltrane, Tyner, or Jones. The orchestration was done by Coltrane, Tyner, and Dolphy. The liner notes say Dolphy did a lot of it, later it came out Tyner did more (though Dolphy was no longer around to argue the point). It's not really a big band in the Duke Ellington style, but with all of the horns, it's certainly a big band.

Suzzana Owiyo - Mama Africa (2004)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 19, 2015
Suzzana Owiyo - Mama Africa (2004)

Suzzana Owiyo - Mama Africa (2004)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 134mb
Genre: world, jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, Afrobeat

Mama Africa is Suzzana Owiyo's first and only album, released in 2004. It is an album that shows her wonderful vocal diversity, ranging from Cuban styles to African qualities to American jazz to Afrobeat and beyond.

VA - Africa Unite (2008)  Music

Posted by Melaron at Jan. 16, 2012
VA - Africa Unite (2008)

VA - Africa Unite (2008)
Video: PAL, MPEG2 Video at 5.552 Kbps, 720 x 576 (2.370) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Reggae, World Music | Label: Raro Video | Copy: Untouched | Runtime: 89 min | 3,68 Gb (DVD-5)

In this concert staged on what would have been reggae legend Bob Marley's sixtieth birthday, a whole host of musicians gather in historic Meskel Square of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a twelve hour concert presented to highlight Marley's timeless message of universal unity and understanding. In addition to capturing many of the performances on camera, the filmmakers also turn their attentions to the UNICEF-sponsored symposia and numerous children's workshops that were conducted during the week-long "Africa Unite" celebration, and addressing such crucial issues as human rights, HIV/AIDS awareness, conflict transformation, and youth and women's empowerment.

VA - Africa Boogaloo: The Latinization Of West Africa (2009)  Music

Posted by Manavgat at Aug. 14, 2011
VA - Africa Boogaloo: The Latinization Of West Africa (2009)

VA - Africa Boogaloo: The Latinization Of West Africa (2009)
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Genre: World, Jazz, Ethnic & Instrumental | Label: Honest Jon's | Release date: November 24, 2009

African musicians seem to have an unquenchable fascination for the music of Latin America, especially Cuba. And why not? Much of what makes modern Latin music so irresistible came from Africa in the first place. When the first waves of African rhythms, reconstituted in the Caribbean, returned home on radios and records, Africans - especially in West and central Africa - received them with great enthusiasm. Staid dance bands that replicated European music soon began to swing as Caribbean accents settled in their rhythm sections…

Tutu Puoane & Brussels Jazz Orchestra - Mama Africa (2010)  Music

Posted by PCWhizzkid at July 18, 2011
Tutu Puoane & Brussels Jazz Orchestra - Mama Africa (2010)

Tutu Puoane & Brussels Jazz Orchestra - Mama Africa (2010)
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Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: Saphrane | Catalogue No: S62612
Wupload & Filesonic

Because the Brussels Jazz Orchestra worked before with South African vocalist Tutu Puoane on various projects, they invited her to compose a program of songs from her homeland. As Miriam Makeba died in this period she decided to choose songs mostly from this great singer’s repertoire of Xhosa and Zulu songs. ‘Mama Africa’ is the first album where Tutu Puoane is the lead vocalist of a big band. Seven arrangers were picked, mostly musicians from the BJO. They turned the music into sparkling renditions. The combination of her sublime voice, the quality of the BJO’s musicians and the beautiful arrangements turn this album into a worthy tribute to South African music and culture and to Miriam Makeba.

VA - Central Africa (2010)  Music

Posted by Ibiza at April 18, 2011
VA - Central Africa  (2010)

VA - Central Africa
Africa | mp3 320 Kbps | 3 CD | 420 MB
Discograph 2010