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This Rough Guide illuminates the fullest-fattest cream of West African music that has passed through the doors of Riverboat Records HQ over the last twenty-five years
The Rough Guide to West African Music is a world music compilation album originally released in 1995. The second release of the World Music Network Rough Guides series, it largely focuses on Malian music, with six of the twelve tracks coming from that country. This is followed by Senegal (two tracks), and Guinea, Niger, Ghana, and Mauritania (one track each). The compilation was produced by Phil Stanton, co-founder of the World Music Network.
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This Rough Guide illuminates the fullest-fattest cream of West African music that has passed through the doors of Riverboat Records HQ over the last twenty-five years. Stretching some eighteen countries from Mauritania in the North to Congo in the South, West Africa is a place of many music’s. This selection focuses on the powerhouses of Senegal and Mali in the main. Enjoy our handpicked cuts and get ready to get knee-deep in the archive. Adwoa (Otanfo)’ is the opening track from sunbright album Seprewa Kasa. The seprewa is an endangered West African instrument, less-loved than the ever-popular kora but beautiful just the same. This track celebrates the roots of highlife in a brilliant acoustic and contemporary setting. From Eastern Niger Mamane Barka’s track ‘Mashi’ explores the biram, a sacred instrument of the Boudoma, an ethnic group of nomadic fishermen on Lake Kargila.
The Rough Guide series has operated in that arena for years, offering quick dips into musical forms most (Western) people have no point of reference for, and occasionally pulling together an introduction to an iconic artist with no real representation in mainstream American culture. The disc grabs 13 tracks from a huge swath of Africa, from Senegal to Nigeria, and as such it does a decent job of splitting things between Anglo and Francophone countries, journeying to Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Mali in addition to the countries already named. From Sierra Leone comes Geraldo Pino & the Heartbeats' monster funk track "Let Them Talk", a song that exhorts listeners to ignore gossip over a hellacious groove.
This is World Music Network's second Rough Guide to South Africa. The first one came out in 1999 and was represented by a stock photograph of distant men fishing on an amber beach. If you've already got the first compilation and you enjoy it then you'll be pleased to learn that half the artists from that album have reappeared on the new one. The bubblegum pop princess Yvonne Chaka Chaka is back, and so are Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens, the Soul Brothers, Lucky Dube, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Miriam Makeba and the Skylarks, and Solomon Linda's Original Evening Birds. All of them have switched to different songs except the Evening Birds.
|1||Afrika Thierry Fournel / Papa Nouroudine Kane||Nuru Kane||3:35|
|2||Alabina Samba Touré||Samba Touré||4:11|
|3||Miria-Union Malian Des Aveugles Traditional||Farinya Manji||5:23|
|4||Kaye Waxma Daby Balde||Daby Balde||5:05|
|5||Ekassa 28 Victor Uwaifo||Victor Uwaifo||5:20|
|6||Fati Ka Anansy Cissé||Anansy Cissé||4:36|
|7||Kel Tamasheck Ghalitane Khamidoune||Etran Finatawa||5:07|
|8||Senegal Amadou Diagne / Traditional||Amadou Diagne||3:09|
|9||Mama Mory Kanté||Mory Kanté||5:04|
|10||Me So Wa Yen Sally Nyolo||Sally Nyolo||3:30|
|11||Adowa (Otanfo) Baffour Kyerematen||Seprewa Kasa||4:37|
|12||Mashi Traditional||Mamane Barka||3:49|
|13||Adowa Palm-Wine Set Koo Nimo||Koo Nimo||5:00|
|14||Chantal Sally Nyolo||Bidjoï Sisters||3:26|
|15||Noumou Koradioulou Noumoucounda Cissoko||Noumoucounda Cissoko||4:05|
CreditsDaby Balde - Composer, Primary Artist
Mamane Barka - Arranger, Primary Artist
Bidjoï Sisters - Primary Artist
Laurence Cedar - Mastering
Anansy Cissé - Arranger, Composer, Primary Artist
Noumoucounda Cissoko - Composer, Primary Artist
Amadou Diagne - Composer, Primary Artist
Etran Finatawa - Primary Artist
Thierry Fournel - Composer
Brad Haynes - Coordination, Design
Rachel Jackson - Sleeve Notes
Nuru Kane - Primary Artist
Papa Nouroudine Kane - Composer
Mory Kanté - Composer, Primary Artist
Seprewa Kasa - Primary Artist
Ghalitane Khamidoune - Composer
Baffour Kyerematen - Composer
Farinya Manji - Primary Artist
Koo Nimo - Composer, Primary Artist
Sally Nyolo - Composer, Primary Artist
Philippe Sanmiguel - Arranger
Phil Stanton - Series Producer
Samba Touré - Composer, Primary Artist
Traditional - Composer
Victor Uwaifo - Composer, Primary Artist