Africa

The KutiMangoes - Made in Africa (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 19, 2016
The KutiMangoes - Made in Africa (2016)

The KutiMangoes - Made in Africa (2016)
Jazz, Funk, Afrobeat | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:26 | 107 MB
Label: Tramp Records | Release Year: 2016

Three years ago, a group of renowned danish jazz musicians showed up on the Copenhagen club scene. Their goal was to put together a band which would fuse the west african music of Fela Kuti with the inimitable style of jazz bassist Charlie Mingus. The two creative directors Michael Blicher (sax) and Gustav Rasmussen (trombone / guitar) dubbed their project The KutiMangoes (TKM). Their debut album Afro-Fire took off like a rocket and won the danish Grammy award in 2014 for Best World Music Album and also was nominated in categories for Best Compositions as well as Best Alternative Jazz album. Following this success the band appeared on worldwide festivals and laid down frenetic and inspired performances in Denmark and Germany.
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 While having a 1970's sound, "Hugh Masekela & the Union of South Africa" is by no means outdated, nor will it ever.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.

Youssou N'Dour - Africa Rekk (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 5, 2016
Youssou N'Dour - Africa Rekk (2016)

Youssou N'Dour - Africa Rekk (2016)
World | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:56 | 110 MB
Label: Jive Epic

L’artiste à la renommée internationale depuis ses différentes collaborations avec Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Manu Dibango ou encore Neneh Cherry, est une icône mondiale, reconnue autant pour avoir émancipé le ‘Mbalax’ que pour ses engagements caritatifs à travers le monde. Ce nouvel album, que Youssou décrit lui- même comme « Un voyage entre l'Afrique moderne et l'Afrique traditionnelle, une traversée des différentes cultures africaines », contiendra plusieurs duos avec Akon, Fally Ipupa et Spotless pour former l’unité des diasporas.
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.
Cannonball Adderley - Accent On Africa (1968) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]

Cannonball Adderley - Accent On Africa (1968) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 219 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 75 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1968, 2011 Capitol / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50202 | Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Though labeled as a Cannonball Adderley Quintet session, this is actually a workout with a percussion section loaded with African drums, a big band, and in spots, voices – all unidentified. Nevertheless, this is one of the best and most overlooked of the Cannonball Adderley Capitols, a rumbling session that bursts with the joy of working in an unfamiliar yet vital rhythmic context. Cannonball turns in one of his swinging-est solos through a Varitone electronic attachment on Caiphus Semenya's "Gumba Gumba" and "Marabi" is a real hip-jiggler; you can't sit still through it. Other highlights include Cannon preaching blue smoke in his own Afro-Cuban-blues-flavored "Hamba Nami," a dignified trip through Wes Montgomery's "Up and At It," and Nat Adderley's commanding work on cornet at all times.

Sam Rivers - Black Africa (1976) {Atomic Records 76813}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 13, 2016
Sam Rivers - Black Africa (1976) {Atomic Records 76813}

Sam Rivers - Black Africa (1976) {Atomic Records 76813}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 412 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 27 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976, 2009 Atomic Records / Horo Records | 76813
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz / Saxophone / Flute

This edition presents, for the first time ever on CD, the complete long unavailable 1976 Villalago performance by the Sam Rivers Trio, featuring Don Pullen as a guest soloist. One of the best exponents of free jazz, this set features Rivers playing tenor and soprano saxophones, flute and piano on an extended exploration of his "Black Africa".

Paul Horn - Africa (1994)  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 11, 2016
Paul Horn - Africa (1994)

Paul Horn - Africa (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Kuckuck, 11104-2 | ~ 248 or 111 Mb | Scans Included
World Fusion / Ethnic Jazz / Free Jazz / Griot / African / New Age

When one evaluates Paul Horn's career, it is as if he were two people, pre- and post-1967. In his early days, Horn was an excellent cool-toned altoist and flutist, while later he became a new age flutist whose music is often best used as background music for meditation…
Fela Ransome-Kuti and The Africa'70 - Fela With Ginger Baker Live! (1971) {FAK-Barclay 549 383-2 rel 2001}

Fela Ransome-Kuti and The Africa'70 - Fela With Ginger Baker Live! (1971) {FAK-Barclay 549 383-2 rel 2001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 441 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2001 FAK / Barclay / Universal | 549 383-2
Jazz / Funk / Groove / World / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Afrobeat

It's hard to go wrong with Fela Kuti's work from the 1970s, and LIVE!, which features the Afrobeat innovator backed by his powerhouse band Africa '70 and ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker, is no exception. Like all of Fela's recordings from the era, LIVE! consists of just a few tracks, each of which approximates or exceeds the ten minute mark. Yet the arrangements are so dynamic on these tracks, the criss-crossing polyrhythms so absorbing, and Fela's incantatory vocals so entrancing that the long running times never seem a factor. Every cut crackles from beginning to end with its mixture of funk, jazz, and traditional Nigerian music, underscoring once again Fela's revolutionary, indelible contribution to world music.