African Music?

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  1. Multicellular

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    Makeba is great. I used to even do a cover of her with an african gal I gigged with.

    Ali Farka Toure is one of my favorite guitar players.

    A picture of Orchestra Baobab would be next to the definition of 'smooth' if I were to produce a dictionary.

    And for recent music.
     
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  2. Dave2512

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    There are a bunch of cool Zamrock bands.



    Full album for those that dig it. Witch was the African Sabbath.

     
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  3. ieso

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    great thread....got into African string music back in the late 80s or early 90s through a GP article

    One of my favs is Mansour Seck
     
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  4. Dave2512

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    Damn I love this, just popped up listening to stuff on YT.

     
  5. BlackT-Shirt

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    I saw Toumani Diabate in Philly 5 or 6 years ago. Great musician, awesome band. I also saw Konono No. 1 the same year. Loud as hell, very primitive.
     
  6. strat62

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    some african "dry guitar" from Leo Kottke? :)

     
  7. amstrtatnut

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    About 25 years ago, I played in a reggae band with a singer from Ghana, and bass player from Panama. He talked like a Jamaican. I always wodered if he was faking his accent.

    Bass player dated girl I liked. Grrrr. But he was good..
     
  8. Dexter.Sinister

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    I can't even start...

    I started playing in this scene over a quarter century back and played in bands with, or shared bills with and got smoked out by, many of the well known (e.g. my sensei Thomas Mapfumo, King Sunny Ade, Ali Farka Toure, etc...). I am in two projects now that plow these murky waters.

    But to tell ya the troof, I have mostly lately dug the Staten Island dirtbags in Budos Band. Dang. Take east African music and Sabbath, replace Ozzie with Bari Sax and Trumpet, and POW!

    Yep.
     
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  9. Sam Karnatz

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    This Ali Farka Toure', too:

     
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  10. beautiful liar

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    I love a lot of the stuff posted and will have a listen to the stuff I don't know.

    Anyway, don't forget about Ethiojazz:



    And you could spend hours here:

    http://www.awesometapes.com
     
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  11. RickC

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    Get out the bong

     
  12. Pascal

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    I came here to mention the Ethiopiques label. So many great artists and recordings :aok


    There's a current French band that plays some very cool EthioJazz:


    On a different note (and different country), I've been on a big Noura Mint Seymali kick lately...


     
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  14. Little_Wing

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    I almost forgot about this guy. He also plays with Tri-Continental.

     
  15. gixxerrock

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    I love all this music and have seen many of these people live. Live in a small venue is the best way to experience this.

    I will throw in a few lightweight pop songs as well. The dancing is so natural and beautiful to watch.

     
  16. Jay K

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    Oliver Mtukudzi, one of the greats!

     
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  17. champion ruby

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    Not sure if posted already:
     
  18. ghostnote

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    Thanks for posting this !

     
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    That's who I came in to post. I love his stuff, but haven't ever caught him live. Some day...
     
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