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The Rough Guide to African Rare Groove, Volume 1

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Released: 23rd Feb 2015


lp + download

Released: 13th Apr 2015


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From bright Nigerian highlife horns to Ethiopian fuzz-tone guitar riffs, this 'Rough Guide' presents a broad selection of rare African dance grooves - Hard to find but easy to dance to.

The concept of ‘Rare Groove’ has come a long way since its origins in the 1980s London club scene, where DJs would try to out-do each other with soul and funk obscurities. These days the blogosphere is full of enthusiasts sharing their latest vintage vinyl finds, with African music providing rich pickings. But there is a largely untapped resource of independent labels in Africa, America & Europe releasing fabulous sounds that deserve a much wider audience. This collection pulls together a variety of African grooves music from Mozambican marrabenta to Nigerian highlife.

The Rough Guide to African Rare Groove, Volume 1

  1. Gentleman Mike Ejeagha & His Premiers Dance Band - Ikpechakwa A-Akem Kpee
  2. Orchestra Marrabenta Star De Moçambique - Elisa Gomara Saia
  3. Ayalèw Mèsfin - Hasabé
  4. Yam Yam Feat. Les Mangalepa - Kai Kai
  5. International Orchestra Safari Sound - Homa Imenizidia
  6. Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7 - Oyeye
  7. West Nkosi - Durban Road
  8. Super Cayor De Dakar - Dégoo
  9. Saleta Phiri & The AB Sounds - Kalulu Mwana
  10. Malombo - Mbaqanga Blues
  11. Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National - Onwunwa
  12. Francis Bebey - Ndolo