The Rough Guide to African Rare Groove, Volume 1
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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.
- Gentleman Mike Ejeagha & His Premiers Dance Band - Ikpechakwa A-Akem Kpee
- Orchestra Marrabenta Star De Moçambique - Elisa Gomara Saia
- Ayalèw Mèsfin - Hasabé
- Yam Yam Feat. Les Mangalepa - Kai Kai
- International Orchestra Safari Sound - Homa Imenizidia
- Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7 - Oyeye
- West Nkosi - Durban Road
- Super Cayor De Dakar - Dégoo
- Saleta Phiri & The AB Sounds - Kalulu Mwana
- Malombo - Mbaqanga Blues
- Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National - Onwunwa
- Francis Bebey - Ndolo