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Africa Express Presents...

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Je T'Aime
Artist: Staff Benda Bilili
5:05
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Chantal
Artist: Bidjoï Sisters
3:23
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Bimogo
Artist: Amadou & Mariam
3:57
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Tékitoi
Artist: Rachid Taha
3:07
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Imidiwanin
Artist: Tinariwen
4:50
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Djarabi
Artist: Baaba Maal
5:42
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Torin Torin
Artist: Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba featuring Harouna Samake
4:49
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Boulevard de l'Indépendance
Artist: Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra
3:59
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Sora (Edit)
Artist: Ba Cissoko
4:31
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Koronoko
Artist: Rokia Traore
4:33
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Wele Wele Wintou
Artist: Oumou Sangaré
5:17
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Tsi Tsi No.1
Artist: Big Voice Jack
2:24
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Addis Abeba Bete
Artist: Alèmayèhu Eshèté (with the All Star Band)
4:33
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Psychedelic Woman
Artist: Honny & The Bees Band
4:32
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Crazy Afrobeat
Artist: Tony Allen
4:56
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Bebebe
Artist: Femi Kuti
5:06
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Otsokobila
Artist: The La Drivers Union Por Por Group
5:24
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Total Tracks: 17   Total Length: 76:08

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Wondering Sound

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08.03.09
Various Artists, Africa Express Presents...
2009 | Label: Africa Express / AWAL

The best various-artist compilations generally have an organizing principle — the better to pull together a disparate bunch into a cohesive whole. Having a bunch of people pick their favorite track in Category X isn't always the greatest method for this, though; it's too often redolent of those British music-magazine packages long on dimwitted rock stars spouting deadening clichés about songs everyone's been sick of for years — a hodgepodge with a will to power.

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A fantastic survey of African music

ElDopa

This is a project put together in part by Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz fame. Each track was selected by a contemporary "Western" artist including Bjork, The Magic Numbers, Flea, Elvis Costello, Franz Ferdinand & more. There is some beautiful music here with instruments not usually heard in Western music. Refreshing and soulful. And a great value. Take a trip.