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Zaire 74 [3 LP]
By Wrasse
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mpn: 5060001276359, ean: 5060001276359,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
Zaire 74 was the three day music festival that proceeded the Heavyweight Championship fight between Mohammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaire. The festival brought together many of America's greatest musicians performing on the same stage with the greatest African musicians from that time. Many of the performances were included in the 1996 film, When We Were Kings. This release features never before heard recordings from this historic event. 3LP set is on 180g black vinyl in del

By Republic of Music
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mpn: unknown, ean: 0604565015686,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
Hive Mind Records are delighted to present Congo, the debut album from Brazilian guitarist and composer Rodrigo Tavares. Maintaining a meditative mood across it’s nine instrumental pieces, Congo blends composition and improvisation with subtly experimental yet sophisticated arrangements that evoke the mood and rhythms of classic Brazilian artists such as João Gilberto, Dorival Caymmi, Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento and Caetano Veloso. Rodrigo's work draws on elements of jazz, post rock, minimal

Roots of O.K. Jazz: Congo Classics 1955
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mpn: 876623006138, ean: 0876623006138,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
Originally released on Crammed in 1993, this beautiful 20-song collection - re-released as part of the ''Congo Classics'' series on Crammed that began with ''Roots of Rumba Rock'' in 2006 - documents the fine early work of the ''Tout-Pouissant Orchestre Kinois de Jazz'' or Almighty Kinshasa Jazz Orchestra, as led by the imposing ''Grand Maitre'' Lokanga La Ndju Pene Luambo Makiadi aka FRANCO. This reissue coincides with the 50th anniversary of DR Congo's independence from Belgian colonial rule.

Omona Wapi
By Shanchie Records
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mpn: unknown, ean: 0016351432421,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
One of the more memorable and least anticipated collaborations in Congolese music, this early-1980s production joins Falstaffian guitar legend Franco Luambo Makiadi (1938-89) with Tabu Ley Rochereau (1940- ), the famed band leader and soukous pioneer. Where Franco fused traditional music with Afro-Cuban rhythms, the prolific Tabu Ley used a variety of international genres (disco, reggae, etc.) to rev up the regional style. Rivals during much of their respective careers, Franco and Rochereau comb

Mawingu: I Remember Africa
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ean: 0991181098286,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
CONTENTS _ 1. Mawingu Tarabu: I 2. The Pygmies Song of the Hunt II 3. Hakuna Matata III 4. Si Cheza 5. Majesty 6. Shaman Dance 7. Rainforest 8. Crickets 9. Kacheche 10. The Pygmies Song of the Hunt continued 11. Watu Ya Zaire 12. Breeze Total Time - 42 minutes, 12 seconds

Congo to Cuba
By Putumayo World Music
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ean: 0790248020020,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
This compilation examines the connection between modern African music and Cuban styles that evolved from a slow-simmering cross-pollination of Spanish melodies and rhythms imported by homesick slaves. When Latin albums eventually found their way home to the Continent, local musicians immediately recognized the link and re-Africanized the tunes for their own markets. These versions then traveled back to the Caribbean, resealing the cultural circle and launching dozens of further permutations. The

The Rough Guide to Franco: Africa's Legendary Guitar Maestro
By World Music Network
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ean: 0605633107128,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
They called him the ''Sorcerer of the Guitar,'' and with his band, O.K. Jazz, he helped shaped not only the history of Congolese rumba, but also soukous. Franco was a giant, not just physically, but also in reputation, a guitar god every bit the equal of Hendrix or Clapton, but unknown in the West. This first U.S. compilation devoted to his work begins in the mid-1950s, when he was still a teenager, with ''Merengue,'' and runs through 1987, and ''Attention Na Sida,'' his final recording before d

Kesse Kesse
By Indigo France
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mpn: 794881414727, ean: 0794881414727,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
Antoine Moundanda and Likembe Geant - Kesse Kesse (Congo), Disc NM, Case NM, Format: Music CD, Indigo Records. Roots music CD release from Antoine Moundanda and Likembe Geant with the album Kesse Kesse (Congo). Released on the label Indigo Records. Roots music CD. This hard to find pre-owned music CD is fully guaranteed. This CD and case are almost like new. Congolese musician Antoine Moundanda is one of the giants of African music, and his 1950s recordings with his band Likembe Geant helped lay

World Is Shaking: Cubanismo From The Congo 1954-55
By Honest Jon's
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mpn: unknown, ean: 4047179217224,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
Honest Jons fifth offering in their series of vintage recordings from the EMI Archive in Hayes, this album uncovers the dizzy beginnings of the golden age of African music zinging with the social and political ferment of the independence movement and anti-colonianalism, after the Second World War and the daredevil origins of Congolese rumba, the entire continent's most popular music in the sixties and seventies. Fired-up, originary African pop, conjuring the Congolese rumba from imported Latin 7

Galo Negro
By Putumayo World Music
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ean: 0790248014029,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Former OK Jazz star Mangwana presents a cool, Latin tinged acoustic album with Galo Negro. He is joined by Papa Noel (guitar), Malagasy musicians Regis Gizavo (accordion) and Justin Vali (valiha), and a host of African artists to round out the sound. Instead of his trademark soukous, Mangwana explores Cuban sounds and the more Portuguese grooves of merengue (Angola), marabenta (Mozambique) and morna (Cape Verde). Simple punchy bass lines, strummed guitars and sharp congas provide the rhythm sect

By EMI/Real World
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ean: 0724384576929,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
This live studio performance from one of Africa's greatest stars is a collection of classic hits and new songs, produced by John Leckie, reflecting this stage of Wemba's musical odyssey.

Mwenda Wa Bayeke
By Rounder Records
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ean: 0011661506121,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
The best-known (and perhaps finest) African guitarist of his generation, Jean-Bosco Mwenda spearheaded the development of a new kind of popular town music characterized by syncopated, finger-style acoustic guitar. In his heyday -- 1952-62 -- he recorded some 150 titles which sold all over Africa. These records eventually came to the attention of American musicians like Pete Seeger, who brought Mwenda to Newport; Happy Traum, who transcribed ''Masanga'' (heard here) in one of his popular guitar t

By Stern's
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mpn: STCD1064, ean: 0740042106420,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
Nyboma Muan'dido is one of the great singers of Zairean (DRC) music. In a career spanning 25 years and numerous hits, he has sung with historic bands, distinguished instrumentalists and other great singers. Many of his famous peers - Koffi Olomide, Djeffar Lukombo, Wuta Mayi, Balou Kanta, Dally Kimoko, Bopol and Lokassa, to name only a few - joined him to make this superb new album. It is, however, above all Nyboma's album. His is the voice of a master.

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