The Rough Guide to African Disco is a world music compilation album originally released in 2013 featuring mainly 1970s and '80s African disco. Part of the World Music Network Rough Guides series, the album contains two discs: an overview of the genre on Disc One, and a "bonus" Disc Two highlighting Cameroonian artist Maloko. Disc One features five South African tracks, four Nigerian, two Ghanaian, and one each from Cameroon and France.
Creative scenesters put their own spin on the disco sound, mashing together the rhythmic pulse of funk, soul and Latin with African grooves. Record Store Day 2013 release.
Deutsch English Español Français Italiano 日本語. All Versions. Various – The Rough Guide To African Disco. Label: Music Rough Guides – RGNET1296CD. Format: CD, Compilation.
The Rough Guide to African Disco. Though the iconic imagery of the disco era feels distinctly tied to the United States, the style had a wide-reaching influence that made it all the way to Africa. This era is the focus of The Rough Guide to African Disco.
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Part of the World Music Network Rough Guides series, the album contains two discs: an overview of the genre on Disc One, and a "bonus" Disc Two highlighting griot Noumoucounda Cissoko. Disc One features artists hailing from Niger, Madagascar, the DRC, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Cameroon, Mali, South Sudan, Sudan, Senegal, and Guinea. All but three tracks are guitar-based The Rough Guide To Acoustic Africa. Full series chronology. The Rough Guide to African Disco (2013). The Rough Guide to Acoustic Africa (2013). The Rough Guide to Flamenco (2013).
To Americans, the sound of South African jazz is both oddly familiar and wonderfully exotic. The familiar aspect is easy to explain: From Louis Armstrong onward, American artists have exerted a strong influence over South Africa's pop and jazz musicians. Genres as diverse as doo-wop, R&B and bebop have all been incorporated in South African jazz. This marriage of American influences with native melody patterns and tribal polyrhythms has made for some irresistible amalgams
The Rough Guide series has operated in that arena for years, offering quick dips into musical forms most (Western) people have no point of reference for, and occasionally pulling together an introduction to an iconic artist with no real representation in mainstream American culture. The Guides have always had an objective component to them, aiming to offer a snapshot of, say, Malaysian music from traditional sounds to modern pop ballads, and as such they're typically eclectic and correspondingly hit-or-miss in terms of track selection .
The Rough Guide To Latin Disco. The Rough Guide To Latin Disco. Format: limited LP + MP3 download code Cat: RGNET 1338LP Released: 14 Apr 16 Genre: Disco/Nu-Disco.
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|A1||–Mixed Grill||A Brand New Wayo||4:59|
|A2||–Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens*||Kazet||3:44|
|A3||–Sir Victor Uwaifo*||Ohue (Frankie Francis & Simbad Edit)
Edited By – Frankie Francis, Simbad
|A4||–Bibi Tanga & The Selenites||Be Africa||4:13|
|B1||–Osibisa||Dance The Body Music||3:46|
|B2||–Teaspoon & The Waves||Oh Yeh Soweto||4:12|
|B3||–Yvonne Chaka Chaka||Kwedini||4:35|
|B4||–The Lijadu Sisters*||Come On Home||5:14|
- Compiled By – Dominic Raymond-Barker, Phil Stanto
NotesAs the 1970s dawned, the all-glittering, all-dancing sounds of disco were reverberating right around the globe. Creative scenesters put their own spin on the disco sound, mashing together the rhythmic pulse of funk, soul and Latin with African grooves.
Record Store Day 2013 release.
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- Barcode (Scanned): 605633629620
|RGNET1296CD||Various||The Rough Guide To African Disco (CD, Comp)||Music Rough Guides||RGNET1296CD||UK||2013|
|RGNET1296CD||Various||The Rough Guide To African Disco (CD, Comp + CD, Album, Bon)||Music Rough Guides||RGNET1296CD||UK||2013|