African Music

VA - Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central and East African Music (2018)

VA - Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central and East African Music (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & Artwork, booklet | 2:12:26 | 418 MB
World, Ethnic, African | Label: Dust-to-digital

Legendary ethnomusicologist and field-recording pioneer, Hugh Tracey founded the International Library of African Music (ILAM) in 1954. Today, ILAM preserves thousands of historical recordings and has become the greatest repository of African music in the world. Dust-to-Digital have partnered with ILAM to present “Listen All Around” – a compilation of newly-transferred and remastered recordings that Hugh Tracey made between 1950-1958.
Amadinda Percussion Group - Márta, Sáry, Cage, Reich, Ragtime, African Music (1987)

Amadinda Percussion Group - Márta, Sáry, Cage, Reich, Ragtime, African Music (1987)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 215 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | 01:01:24
Classical | Label: Hungaroton Records

"Doll's House Story" composed 1985 for the Amadinda Percussion Group. "Pebble Playing In A Pot" composed 1978. "Second Construction" composed 1940. "Piano Phase" composed 1967. Digitally recorded in1986. Performing on a wide array of percussion instruments, including Polynesian log drums, Chinese gongs, tin cans, bicycle wheels, and frying pans, the Budapest-based Amadinda Percussion Group skillfully combine the masterpieces of percussion music, the work of contemporary Hungarian composers, and new compositions by bandmembers. Taking their name from an African-style instrument that they made themselves, the group continues to celebrate the joys of polyrhythmic music.

VA - The Rough Guide to West African Music (1995)  Music

Posted by aasana at Jan. 10, 2017
VA - The Rough Guide to West African Music (1995)

VA - The Rough Guide to West African Music (1995)
Afro-Pop, African Folk, Highlife, African Traditions, West African, Worldbeat | 01:11:17 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 163 MB
Label: World Music Network | Year Of Release: 1995

How do you try to capture the music of such a large, rich area as West Africa on one disc? The answer, of course, is that you can't, although this compilation does glide over some of the high spots – but only some. So there are classic performances by Mali's Super Rail Band and Ali Farka Toure, plus Orchestra Baobob, revealing the influence Cuban music had on the nascent homegrown scenes in both Senegal and Mali. Altogether, it offers some semblance of a picture, fleshed out by the thrilling kora work of Toumani Diabate on "Djelika" and the south Mali wassoulou vocals of the excellent Oumou Sangare, who brings a rougher dimension to the proceedings.
VA - The Best of African Music (One World One Love Edition) (2018)

VA - The Best of African Music (One World One Love Edition) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:30:50 | 222 Mb / 601 Mb
Genre: Pop, World, Soul / Label: Kussu Productions Inc.

The Beautiful Music is a series of compilations of great artists from across the world.
We do not select artists and music based on their popularity or charts placement, but we emphasize on the quality of the sound recordings, the level of the artist's creativity, the message in which the artist is trying to convey, and the entire creative concept of the artist or project. We love and celebrate great music by also giving unknown and independent artists the opportunity to release and present their creative works to the world.

VA - The Rough Guide to West African Music (1995)  Music

Posted by aasana at Dec. 2, 2019
VA - The Rough Guide to West African Music (1995)

Various Artists - The Rough Guide to West African Music (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 01:11:17 | 395,27 MB
Afro-Pop, African Folk, Highlife, African Traditions, West African, Worldbeat | Label: World Music Network

How do you try to capture the music of such a large, rich area as West Africa on one disc? The answer, of course, is that you can't, although this compilation does glide over some of the high spots – but only some. So there are classic performances by Mali's Super Rail Band and Ali Farka Toure, plus Orchestra Baobob, revealing the influence Cuban music had on the nascent homegrown scenes in both Senegal and Mali.

The Garland Handbook of African Music, 2nd Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by l3ivo at March 18, 2021
The Garland Handbook of African Music, 2nd Edition

Ruth M. Stone, "The Garland Handbook of African Music, 2nd Edition"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0415961025, 1138133299 | 523 pages | EPUB | 11 MB

The Garland Handbook of African Music, 2nd Edition (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Sept. 17, 2018
The Garland Handbook of African Music, 2nd Edition (repost)

The Garland Handbook of African Music, 2nd Edition by Carol K. Mack, Dinah Mack
English | 2008-06-24 | ISBN: 0415961025 | 528 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Spinning Around: The South African Music Industry in Transition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Jan. 31, 2017
Spinning Around: The South African Music Industry in Transition

Spinning Around: The South African Music Industry in Transition by Randall Abrahams
English | Dec. 31, 2003 | ISBN: 0796920826 | 40 Pages | PDF | 0.20 MB

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) publishes a number of occasional paper series. These are designed to be quick, convenient vehicles for making timely contributions to debates, disseminating interim research finds or they may be finished, publication-ready works. Authors invite comments and suggestions from readers.

African Music: A People's Art (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by insetes at Dec. 12, 2018
African Music: A People's Art (Repost)

African Music: A People's Art By Francis Bebey
1999 | 192 Pages | ISBN: 1556521286 | PDF | 15 MB
VA - Kenya Special, Vol. 2 (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's) (2016)

VA - Kenya Special, Vol. 2 (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's) (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:19:56 | 379 Mb
World, Funk | Label: Soundway Records

To many outside of East Africa, the Kenya Special Soundway compilation released in 2013 was their introduction to the full spectrum of the musical landscape of 1970s and ‘80s Kenya. The promotion of Kenyan music on an international level from the mid-eighties onwards had often been within a narrative of ‘otherness’, where releases were marketed as world music, focusing on a few genres with clearly defined sounds, such as benga and Swahili rumba. Kenya Special did more or less the opposite by highlighting songs and bands that couldn’t easily be categorized. Many of the featured songs seemed to bend the rules, break away from existing genres and sometimes borrow from foreign music trends.