The Rough Guide To African Beats
world music network
This Rough Guide highlights how rhythm is the defining trait of African music and features guardians and masters of ancient but living musical traditions.
It’s a seamless collection of tracks from diverse countries including Lesotho, South Sudan and Niger. Featuring an array of percussive instruments, from the well-known djembe to obscure log drums and xylophones, from the ever popular benga beat of Kenge Kenge to the junk-funk of Sotho Sounds, this is a cutting-edge collection of trance-inducing grooves, which create an unstoppable expression of freedom and liberation Undoubtedly some of the best African music you’ve never heard.
- Wayo - Kpaningbo (Xylophone)
- Kenge Kenge - Obare Yinda
- Simo Lagnawi - Bolami
- Sotho Sounds - Ha Kele Monateng
- Mamane Barka - Doro Lelewa
- Hope Masike - Zunde
- Mamoutou Dembele - Taro Maro
- Seprewa Kasa - Nkasoo