African Airways One & Two (2CD)

Various Artists

of discs
2
Stock Status (?)
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Soul/R&B, Funk
Label
Cherry Red
Released
July 22, 2016

Format: Compact Disc

£11.98

 

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Description

First released in 2015 as two separate vinyl compilations, "Africa Airways" is a deep exploration into the furthest parts of 1970's and early 1980's. The last decade has seen the un-tapping of an apparent endless well of music from the mother continent and this compilation (in our not so biased opinion) uncovers some of the cream of the crop and stands as one of the finest exponents of the African take on the music that it directly influenced, that being the funk and disco from the USA.

Featuring music from Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa and the international African diaspora with artists including Manu Dibango, Jo Tongo and Jake Sollo this a truly pan-African affair, full of analogue synths, polyrhythms, rich vocals, jangling guitars and production slicker than oil. For lovers of music to get down to, this will make your rubber soled shoes burn.
The original pressing of the vinyl compilations sold out so quickly that another two represses had to be made to keep up with demand. For those not to latch on to the vinyl resurgence and prefer the old school CD format, this compilation is the one for you!!!

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Key Value
Catalogue number ASVN001CD
Barcode 5013929690172
Number of items 2
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 120g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm