Great African music
March 22, 2013 6:22 AM Subscribe
I've been into African music for a few years, but Africa is a giant of a continent, full of undiscovered music. I'd like to find more.
posted by nevan to media & arts (17 answers total) 53 users marked this as a favorite
Some of my favourite albums are African. Things like the Ethiopiques
collections, Docteur Nico
, the Zanzibara
collection, the Angola 60s and 70s albums
. The fact that I discovered these albums by chance tells me that there's a whole load of great African music that I'm missing.
I like a lot of Congolese music
, funkier stuff like Gnonnas Pedro
or Geraldo Pine
(I never managed to get into Fela Kuti, too heavy for me). If I could find a song as wonderful as Lourdes Van Dunem's Ngongo Ya Biluka
my life would be good.
I've partially been through this thread
, but I figure after 5 years people will have dug up a lot more. (For example, finding the links for this question turned up Angola Soundtrack - The Unique Sound Of Luanda (1968-1976)
). I know it's kind of stupid to ask about "African music" since it's so huge, but finding the Zanzibara album opened my ears to a whole musical subculture I'd never known existed. For example, did you know that Djbouti has music like this
I'm sure there's a load of wonderful music I'm missing. What are your favourite African musicians or albums?