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UV Funk 025: West & East Africa 1927-2013

UV Funk 025: West & East Africa 1927-2013



This time Albrecht takes us on a journey from West to East Africa and back in the times between 1927 and 2013. Starting with early recordings from 1927 made in London of West African musicians we explore traditional folk music. Going further with recordings from Kenya & Uganda we can hear the developing of recording qualities in the 30’s and 40’s. With the spreading of radio broadcasting and cultural influences from more and more foreign countries we are experiencing the Latinization of West Africa. Stepping into the 60’s and 70’s Rock’n’Roll and Funk is taking over the hearts of musicians from The Congo. Getting a sense where the music is developing till the early 80’s we’re doing a jump to the present. Here we can hear electronic influences and a more modern approach. The last three tracks are recordings made in 2011 in a small village in West Africa while the very last track shows Sven Kacirek combining them with contemporary musi