October 6, 2016
Gerald Van Waes
Born Bad Rec. Francis Bebey :
African Electronic Music 1975-1982 (CM/F,comp.2012)***°°
I need to mention this release as well. I already knew Francis Bebey from one incredible and fantastic track on the “Yodeling” compilation, about a failed Pygmy marriage. What...
October 2, 2016
Popular African Music V.A. : Ngoma : The Early Years (CO,1948-1960)****
Popular African Music V.A. : Ngoma : Souvenir ya l'indépendance (CO,1960-1995)****
Ever since radio was introduced in (at that time Belgian) Congo, since World War I...
Crammed Discs V.A. : Congotronics 2 -cd + dvd- (CO,2005)****°/*****
The first Congotronics was the Konono n°1 album, which introduced as a first example of self-built amplified acoustic music with beautiful accidental distortion. Because of the success...
Ache Rec. Konono n°1 : Congotronics (CO/ANG,2005)*****
I found it always a shame that African music interest often stays associated with the usual form of Highlife genre defining this often as the true sound of Africa. Luckily the Ethiopian jazz series showed us someth...
(Alpha Ousmane) “Hama” Sankaré
December 12, 2017
V.A.: Welcome to Zamrock vol.1 & 2
August 10, 2017
July 20, 2017
V.A.: "Doing It in Lagos"
February 28, 2017
February 26, 2017
V.A.: "Can’t you hear me ?"
Edward Banchs: "Heavy Metal Africa" -book-
October 12, 2016
NMB Afro-Beat Experience
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