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  • 11 years ago
Vive l'Afrijazz (No. 1)

Vive l'Afrijazz (No. 1)

Most easily discernible to Western ears, the roots of both Blues and Reggae can be found in the music of Francophone West Africa. The indigenous musical traditions of the greater Manding and Wolof cultures provided the basis into which was incorporated the stylistic imports of Islam and the later colonial Portuguese and French. The music presented in "Vive l'Afrijazz" represents the result of electrification and amplification on this piece of musical history, as well as the cross-pollination that occurred as African musical forms on both sides of the Atlantic became more readily accessible to each other.

1. Bembeya Jazz National - Lan Naya
2. Labah Sosseh - Seyni
3. Balla et ses Balladins - Assa
4. Super Biton de Segou - Saajuru
5. Le Diamano - Lam Lamo
6. Orchestre Baobab - Toumaranke
7. Orchestre Regional de Kayes - Sanjina
8. Balla et ses Balladins - Paulette
9. Etoile de Dakar avec Youssou N’Dour et El Hadjifaye - Walo
10. Horoya Band National - Konimba