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Slow Music from Africa 2

July 20, 2013

va – simon’s slow music from africa volume 2 (mix for awesome tapes from africa, 2013)

Six years ago Simon aka Scrappington from NY made a mix called “slow music from west africa“. While in possession of some Fela Kuti, Mulatu Astatke and Orchestre Baobab records, my knowledge of (West) African music was fleeting. This mix triggered what is now a deep love for the variety of sounds from the continent. Fast Forward to June 2013, and a friendly message from Simon alerts me to the fact that a second volume has arrived on Awesome Tapes From Africa*. Picking up the thread as if the first instalment wasn’t six years ago, volume 2 casts a wider net and rounds up a set of deep and pleasantly melancholy tracks. Summer fodder; enjoy!


  1. Lord’s Special – Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe – Nigeria
  2. La Guinée-Wodi – Orchestre de Kindia (Dirou Band) – Guinea
  3. Yatouloveras – UCAS Band de Sedhiou – Senegal
  4. Teranga – Ouza et Teranga International Band – Senegal
  5. Feresirima – Peacocks International Guitar Band − Nigeria
  6. Na – Djorçon – Guinea-Bissau
  7. Duga – Orchestre Rail Band – Mali
  8. Sigala –  Magatte N’diaye with Star Band de Dakar – Senegal
  9. Touraman – Horoya Band National – Guinea
  10. Sali – Amadou Ballake Traore – Burkina Faso
  11. Ma Penda – Orchestre Bawobab Gouye-Gui de Dakar – Senegal
  12. Footaane – Etoile de Dakar – Senegal
  13. Douga – Quintette Guinéenne – Guinea
  14. Ife Uwa Adi Agwuagwu – Celestine Ukwu – Nigeria
  15. Danaya – Nahawa Doumbia – Mali

(* check out the eponymous label, especially the recent Hailu Mergia album!)


2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 24, 2013 3:39 pm

    Deel 1 gemist en dat nu ingehaald… wat een juweeltje weer, Cortez


  2. Bob permalink
    April 29, 2014 10:20 pm

    super tof!! deel 1 staat super veel aan!

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