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Angola Soundtrack 2

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Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
09-12-2013
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Barcode:
4260126061002
Packaging:
Gate Fold Vinyl
Catalog Number:
AALP075
Angola Soundtrack 2
Angola Soundtrack 2

Description

Follow up to the critically acclaimed "Angola Soundtrack" on the great Analog Africa Label from 2010. A Portuguese civil servant, entrepreneur and Angolan music fan named Luis Montês self-designed "Kutonocas", Sunday afternoon live music festivals started in Luanda in 1961 and is the basis on which this great compilation is built. The intimacy of those participating in this musical revolution meant they playfully and professionally wanted to trump each other's style; communication between the groups was frequent as everyone studied each other's records and concerts and players were under a lot of pressure to outdo each other due to the limited recording and performing opportunities. Development of skill and ingenuity was a must, as well as addressing the highly politicised climate. The optimism of Independence can be heard in these recordings; a common goal between the audience and musicians. Upon reading the characteristically generous liner notes of this new Analog Africa release, you will be given more hints of the crucial melting pot that allowed this short period to have such an outstanding productivity. Featuring 44 pages acquired in coordination with the National Library of Luanda and the art magazine "Note E Dia", Analog Africa head honcho Samy Ben Redjeb has managed to collect newspaper clips, extremely rare pictures of the bands on stage and printed interviews from the 70s. The stunning pages of passionate photography and artistic design also include interviews with many of the original artists and their families, biographies of the three labels that made it all possible, and of Luis Montês, who was the pulse of the live music scene in Luanda. This compilation is a dedication to the short lived recording industry in Angola, a brief moment of history between 1969 and 1978 in which three recording companies produced approximately 800 records, mostly singles. They are rare jewels, each song with a significant story and feel behind it. You will hear exciting music blazed with the anticipation of emancipation, tracks fuelled with a sense of unity, community, importance and immediacy. This addictive, outlawed music from Angola shakes and grooves with the smoothness of staccato machine gun fire. Do yourself a favor and submerge yourself into some of the most addictive music created by mankind!

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Avante Juventude - Os Angos
  3. Senhor Doutor - Quim Manuel
  4. N'Hoca - Tony Von
  5. Kia Lomingo - Urbano De Castro
  6. Bina - Jovens Do Prenda
  7. Mabele - Oscar Neves
  8. Agarrem - Africa Ritmos
  9. Saudades De Luanda - Os Kiezos
  10. Bongololo - Kito
  11. N'Ga Kuna M'butu - Muhongo
  12. Lemba - Negoleiros Do Ritmo
  13. Snipes - Dicanzas Do Prenda
  14. Bazooka - Carlo Lamartine
  15. Divua Diami - Cisco
  16. Meca - Levis Vercky's
  17. Chamavo - Elias Dia Kimuezo
  18. Olha O Pica - Africa Ritmos
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