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This page contains albums, books or video's that features artists from more than one country. So if you are looking for Pan-African compilations you'll find them here.

This page was last updated on 24/6/16.




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BILLY BERGMAN ( Secondhand ) AFRICAN POP - GOODTIME KINGS BERGMAN BOOK £ 4.00
At one time it was drums alone that rocked crowds in celebrations across Africa. In recent years in open-air dance halls, however, the musicians have been welcoming back musical ideas that left Africa with the slavers and returned enriched by new harmonies and instruments. Successive waves of bajiro, calypso, rumba, soul, funk, rock, and reggae have come to be blended with traditional rhythms, and have spawned the exuberant sounds of highlife, juju, kin-kin, makossa, afro-beat, and Congolese rumba and soukous bands. While surveying the historical backgrounds and developments of the different styles, African Pop focuses on the flashy figures and supergroups that are igniting the enthusiasm of young audiences throughout the world. Among those included are: King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Prince Nico Mbarga, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, Franco, Orchestre Jazira, Manu Dibango, Olatunji, Bebe Manga, Sonny Okosun, Miriam Makeba, Les Ambassadeurs, Pierre Akendengue, Juluka, Alhaji (Chief) Kollington Ayinla, Maryse Ewanje Jean Bosco Mwanda, and many, many more. The first book to spotlight this dynamic new pop sensation, includes a wealth of photographs. This 144 page book was printed in 1985. Condition as new.
DAVID FANSHAWE AFRICAN SANCTUS CDSDL389 CD £ 14.80
This CD of the original 1969-73 recordings from Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Egypt by David Fanshawe is probably the best commercially available collection of African folkmusic around. [32T/80M] 1. ACHOLI BWALA DANCE (UGANDA)
2. CALL TO PRAYER (EGYPT)
3. EGYPTIAN WEDDING (EGYPT)
4. ISLAMIC PRAYER SCHOOL, CAMEL DRIVERS' SONGS (SUDAN)
5. REED PIPE & GRASS CUTTING SONG (SUDAN)
6. COURTSHIP DANCES (SUDAN)
7. FOUR MEN ON A PRAYER MAT (SUDAN)
8. ZEBAIDIR SONG WITH REBABAH (SUDAN)
9. HADANDUA CATTLE BOY'S SONG (SUDAN)
10. HADANDUA LOVE SONG & BELLS (SUDAN)
11. ZANDE SONG OF FLIGHT & FROGS (SUDAN)
12. TAMBOURA SONG (UGANDA)
13. EDONGO DANCE (UGANDA)
14. BUSOGA FISHERMEN (UGANDA)
15. BOWED HARP (UGANDA)
16. TESO FISHERMEN (UGANDA)
17. ACHOLI ENANGA (UGANDA)
18. DINGY DINGY DANCE (UGANDA)
19. RAIN SONG OF LATIGO OTENG (UGANDA)
20. BUNYORO MADINDA (UGANDA)
21. BWALA DANCE (UGANDA)
22. ROWING CHANT OF THE SAMIA (UGANDA)
23. SONG OF LAMENTATION (UGANDA)
24. MASAI MILKING SONG (KENYA)
25. SONG OF THE RIVER, KARAMOJA (UGANDA)
26. KARAMAJONG CHILDRENS' SONG (UGANDA)
27. TURKANA CATTLE SONG (KENYA)
28. LUO RITUAL BURIAL DANCE (KENYA)
29. WAR DRUMS (SUDAN)
30. CALL TO PRAYER (EGYPT)
31. ACHOLI WARRIORS & BWALA DANCE (UGANDA)
32. ALUAR HORNS (UGANDA)
GRAEME EWENS AFRICA O-YE ISBN0851129773 BOOK 6.95 COL
Published in 1992 this 225-page book explores styles such as soukous, rai, makossa, mbaqanga, mbalax and jit. It surveys the contemporary styles of African music in the context of traditional culture and traces the growth of African music from 1920's highlife to today's dance fusion. Hundreds of color and black and white photographs, biographies, selective discography and comprehensive index are included with author Graeme Ewens informative and entertaining text.
RONNIE GRAHAM STERNS GUIDE TO AFRICAN MUSIC Vol. II ISBN0745306578 BOOK 12.65 COL
A companion volume to Stern's 'Guide to Contemporary African Music'. Since then the World Music phenomenon of the last few years has created multiple new demands for African music - through recordings, live performances and for information and analysis. This new book digs deeper into the African musical past highlighting new areas of interest and bringing the story up to date. The guide gives the flavour and excitement of music from a continent with a richly diverse musical heritage. From Francophone West Africa through the Indian Ocean Islands to South Africa, Ronnie Graham introduces the reader to the roots, rhythms and mutations of African music. Published back in 1992 I used to meet Ronnie down in the back basement at Sterns quite often and ended up helping to write a couple of bits of the book for him.
RONNIE GRAHAM STERNS GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN MUSIC ISBN1853050059 BOOK 13.99 COL
Published back in 1988 the guide covers all the major musical styles of sub-Saharan Africa, tracing the history and development over the last 50 years and giving biographies of some of the leading musicians. A 3000 record discography outlines the major recordings, their dates and labels on which they appeared.
VARIOUS ARTISTS AFRICA B0004436-50 CD/DVD £ 15.00
Just calling it Africa doesn't tell you a lot. However, it's a very nice package containing a stylish map made with the help of the National Geographic, a 12 track CD and 10 track DVD plus a 48 page booklet about the music of Africa. The DVD isn't as you would expect, the singers performing their songs but a tour around the continent looking at the ordinary people and their lives. Very interesting and with with some great tracks to accompany it. 1. RAY LEMA - ATA N'DELE
2. KING SUNNY ADE - JA FUNMI
3. CHEIKH N'DIGEL LO - M'BEDDEMI
4. AFRICAN FIESTA - PAQUITA
5. ISMAEL LO - NAFANTA
6. BAABA MAAL - AFRICAN WOMAN
7. PEPE KALLE - MAYA
8. OUMOU SANGARE - YALA
9. SALIF KEITA - AFRICA
10. CESARIA EVORA - CARNIVAL DE SAO VINCENTE
11. BRENDA FASSIE - VULINDLELA
12. PIERRE AKENDENGUE - N'DEGO
VARIOUS ARTISTS AFRICA ON THE MOVE CDC210 CD £ 10.00
A wonderful album that I had on cassette for some years. The CD is still a firm favourite of mine even now. 1. OSOLEO - OBO ADDY & KUKRUDU
2. BUKA NJARI - DUMISANI MARAIRE & MINANZI III
3. DUCHIMAN DUCHIYO - SULEYMAN FAYE
4. F'ESO J'AIYE - I.K. DAIRO & HIS BLUE SPOTS
5. ODZE - OBO ADDY & KUKRUDU
VARIOUS ARTISTS AMSTERDAM ROOTS MEETING LIVE AMSTERDAM TC 12.50 COL
Recorded live at the Melkweg - Amsterdam Roots Meeting in 1987 and features some of the highlights of the festival. Thione Seck et Le Raam-Daan. The classic style singer, composer and bandleader gives the traditional Wolof rhythms from Senegal a new dimension. His emotional voice and beautiful arrangements send shivers up the listener's spine. Los Van Van added the sound of guitars, violins and trombones to the Afro-Cuban 'son'. This brilliant 14 piece orchestra has become Cuba's most exciting dance band. Kalum Star consists of the finest young talents from Guinea, under the leadership of Maitre Barry. On this cassette are the best 25 minutes of an energetic four hour show, captured live in the Melkweg on their first ever Dutch concert. Jil Jilala, formed in 1972, is one of Morocco's most outstanding bands. Their songs, based on authentic rhythms, deal with the problems of daily life and demonstrate their unique voices and rhythmic complexity. 1. THIONE SECK 28'02
2. LOS VAN VAN 15'32
3. KALUM STAR 25'00
4. JIL JILALA 14'28
THIONE SECK AND KALUM STAR PLAY 3 TRACKS EACH WHILE THE OTHER TWO PLAY A SINGLE TRACK. THE TITLES OF THE TRACKS ARE NOT KNOWN BUT THE MUSIC IS WONDERFUL.
VARIOUS ARTISTS GOLDEN AFRIQUE VOLUME 1 (1971-1983) ( 2 x CD ) 27677 CDx2 18.55 COL
A stunning set of tracks from some of West Africa's top artists from 1971 - 1983. 1. MAITRE GAZONGA, LES JALOUX SABOTEURS
2. BEBE MANGA, AMIE
3. AMADOU BALAKE, TAXIMEN
4. ERNESTO DJEDJE: ZIBOTE
5. DE MI AMOR, LONLON NYEKU
6. SORY BAMBA, DIS-MOI LA VERITE
7. OUSMANE KOUYATE, BENI HAMINANKO
8. AMBASSADEURS DU MOTEL, BOLOLA SANOU
9. RAIL BAND, RAIL BAND
10. AMBASSADEURS INTERNATIONAL, N'TOMAN
11. SUPER MAMA DJOMBO, DISSAN NA M'BERA
12. NO.1 DE DAKAR, YAYE BOYE
13. ETOILE DE DAKAR, MANE KOUMA XOL
14. ETOILE DE DAKAR, THIELY
15. ORCHESTRA BAOBAB, AUTORAIL
16. IDY DIOP, YAYE BOYE
17. GUELEWAR BAND OF BANJUL, WARTEEF JIGGEEN
18. SUPER EAGLES, ALIOU GORI-MAMI
19. SUPER EAGLES, GAMBIA/ZAMBIA
20. BALLA ET SES BALLADINS, PAULETTE
21. MIRIAM MAKEBA, MALOUYAME
22. ORCHESTRE DE LA PAILLOTTE, KADIA BLUES
23. AMAZONES DE GUINEE, SAMBA
24. BEMBEYA JAZZ NATIONAL, TENTEMBA
VARIOUS ARTISTS SOUND D'AFRIQUE ISSP4003 LP 12.00 COL
A great compilation of pan African music recorded in the late 70's and released by Island back in 1981. 1. ME BOWA YA - MEKONGO - CAMEROON
2. MASSOUA MO - EBE AKA JEROME - IVORY COAST
3. DOUNOUGNAN - KAMBOU CLEMENT - BURKINA FASO
4. BO MBANDA - PABLO - ZAIRE
5. JALO - ETOILE DE DAKAR - SENEGAL
6. MOBOMA - MENGA MOKOMBI - CONGO
VARIOUS ARTISTS STARVATION/TAM-TAM POUR L'ETHIOPIE JAZZ3-12 12in £ 5.00
Starvation/Tam Tam Pour L'Ethiopie was a double A-sided charity single released in 1985, and recorded by two charity ensembles formed specially for the occasion, also known as Starvation and Tam Tam Pour L'Ethiopie respectively. Starvation, a cover version of a Pioneers song, featured a number of musicians associated with the 2 Tone era including members of The Specials, Madness, UB40 and General Public, as well as The Pioneers themselves.Tam Tam Pour L'Ethiopie was recorded in Paris and featured an ensemble of African artists. To name but a few. Souzy Kasseya, Jerry Malekani, Manu Dibango, Mory Kante, Ray Lema, Brice Wouassi, Marcel De Suza, Toure Kunda, King Sunny Ade, Salif Keita, Yves N'Djocko, Florence Titty, Valery Lobe, Zao, Andre Marie Tala, M'pongo Love, Pamelo, Malopoets, Hugh Masakela, Youssou N'Dour. 1. STARVATION
2. HAUNTED
3. TAM TAM POUR L'ETHIOPIE PT 1
4. TAM TAM POUR L'ETHIOPIE PT 2
VARIOUS ARTISTS UNDER AFRICAN SKIES (2 x CD) BBCCD2006 CDx2 12.50 COL
26 track double album from the BBC series. Released back in 1989 and has been out of print ever since. A real collectors item. ZAIRE
1. ECLAVE (PAPA WEMBA)
2. DO LA ROSE (WENGE MUSICA)
3. TSIBOLIA MULUMBA (TSHALA MUANA)
4. DIALOGUE - RAY LEMA TALKING ABOUT FRANCO
5. KWASSA KWASSA (EMPIRE BAKUBA)
6. ANIMATEURS WELCOMING V.I.P.'S ON INDEPENDENCE DAY 1989 KINSHASA
7. CHAMELEON (PRINCESS MANSIA)
ZIMBABWE
8. CHINHOYI (BHUNDU BOYS)
9. DIALOGUE - MUSIC CLASS ST. JOSEPHS SCHOOL CHICHUWASHA
10. NGORIMBA (COMRADE CHINX AND ILANGA)
11. JAM SESSION AT WEDDING FEATURING EPHAT MUJURU AND THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE
12. TRUE LOVE (BUSI AND ILANGA)
13. NGUGAMA (LOVEMORE MAJAIVANA)
ALGERIA
14. HADA RAIKOUM (MESSAOUD BELLAMOU)
15. N'SEL FIK (CHABA FADELA AND CHEB SAHRAOUI)

MALI
1. BONJOUR MALI - BABA SANGARE OF R.T.M.
2. SUAVE NINA (MALI ESPAGNE) (KOLLY ET SES ACOLYTES)
3. YASOUMOUNKA (TATA BAMBO KOUYATE)
4. SAANKORO MORIBA (THE RAIL BAND)
5. SE SE WA BENA (LE SUPER BITON DE SEGOU)
6. KOULANJAN (KASSEMADY AND LAFIA DIABATE)
ETHIOPIA
7. DINI DEMEKE (MAMO CHALE AND NAT. THEATRE SINGERS)
8. YETKEMT ABEBA (NEWAY DEBEBE)
9. WOLELA (ASTER AWEKE)
10. YA SELAME LALO (MOHAMMED AHMED AND THE ROHA BAND)
11. T'ZETA (BEZAWORK ASFEW)
VARIOUS ARTISTS URBAN AFRICA NOW! TRACE38803 CD 14.80 COL
Terrific compilation of contemporary African pop featuring some of the foremost performers familiar in the West alongside local heroes who may never make it outside of Africa. A TOP SELLING ALBUM [17T/78M] 1. ELA OLO BE - REGIS GIZAVO - MADAGASCAR
2. BIRIMA - YOUSSO N'DOUR - SENEGAL
3. SEMENGUE - SALLY NYOLO - CAMEROON
4. VULI NDLELA - BRENDA FASSIE - SOUTH AFRICA
5. DOCTEUR DU MICRO - ALMIGHTY - IVORY COAST
6. N'TWANANU - MABULU - MOZAMBIQUE
7. YISE WABANT'S BAMI - BISI MHLONGO AND LOKUA KANZA - SOUTH AFRICA
8. WOMBERE MACIRE SYLLA - GUINEA
9. AFRICAN KINGS - KOFFI OLOMINDE - ZAIRE
10. GUELEL - BAABA MAAL - SENEGAL
11. NA - RAMATA DIAKITE - MALI
12. M'KAPYAPYO - WANAMAH - COMORO IS.
13. JEUNESSE SENEGAL - CHEIKH LO - SENEGAL
14. COOLU TEMPER - LAGBAJA - NIGERIA
15. OHAWHA - EYUPHURO - MOZAMBIQUE
16. LE GBOUNIAC - MEIWAY - IVORY COAST
17. UNION - REINE PELAGIE - IVORY COAST
VARIOUS ARTISTS WOMEN OF AFRICA CSLP5003 LP 5.50 COL
Features tracks by by a host of Southern Africa's best female singers. 1. KUTELEZA SI KWANGUKA - LADY ISA
2. SAWURA WAKO - STELLA CHIWESHE AND THE EARTHQUAKE
3. LOMFANA NGI YAMITHANIDA - PATIENCE AFRICA AND THE PEDLERS
4. TSIKETA KUNI BARASSARA - DULCE AND ORCHESTRA MARRABENTA STAR DE MOZAMBIQUE
5. TRUE LOVE - ILANGA FEATURING BUSI NCUBE
6. UKUTHOKOZA KWAMI - SARAH MABOKELA
7. MAHLALELA - DOREEN NCUBE
8. QAGALA - MAHOTELLA QUEENS
9. KANGELA - MAGGIE MHURIRO
10. I'M LIKE THIS - DOROTHY MASUKA
11. UYAI MOSE - SARAH MABOKELA
12. A VASSATI VA LOMO - MINGAS AND ORCHESTRA MARRABENTA STAR DE MOZAMBIQUE
VARIOUS ARTISTS - WEST AFRICA COULEUR MANDING 841256-2 CD £ 12.35
Good mix of Malian and Ivory Coast artists. [12T/60M] 1. DJON TI LABAN LO - BRAHIMA GUITAR
2. DJIGUI TENA - ALHASSAN SOUMANO
3. MADI DI - MAMA FAYE
4. RAMATA - ADJARATOU CISSE
5. KURUNI - SOLOMANI SIDIBE
6. DONI DONI - TRAORE SEYDOU
7. TILA TILA - BAKORO TOURE
8. DIAGNAN - BAKUS DIAKITE
9. TAGAMAN - MATIANGUE KAMARA
10. WIKAOMA - N'GOSSERE BALLO
11. KJOUGOUYA - BRAHIMA GUITAR
12. BIFE TINFE - ALHASSAN SOUMANO



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