Acoustic Africa CD

Acoustic Africa

Some of the continent’s premier singer-songwriters are featured on this truly unique and unplugged collection
$14.98
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Diogal - Sore - (Senegal)

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Eneida Marta - Mindjer Doce Mel - (Guinea-Bissau)

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Rajery - Misahotaka Ny Akama - (Madagascar)

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Angélique Kidjo - Sedjedo - (Benin)

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Vusi Mahlasela - Basimanyana - (South Africa)

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Faya Tess & Lokua Kanza - Bana - (Congo)

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Laye Sow - Mauritania - (Senegal)

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Gabriela Mendes - Tradição - (Cape Verde)

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Habib Koité & Bamada - Baro - (Mali)

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Dobet Gnahoré - Palea - (Ivory Coast)

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Manecas Costa - Antonia - (Guinea-Bissau)

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Djélimady Tounkara - Fanta Bourama - (Mali)

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Every so often, an album comes along that reminds us why we are so moved by song: the melody, the rhythm, and the message. Putumayo has presented a variety of world music CDs, but African music has been the consistent heart and soul of its offerings. Putumayo World Music is pleased to present Acoustic Africa, a captivating collection showcasing some of Africa’s greatest singer-songwriters in beautifully stripped down displays of acoustic mastery. These artists are helping to spearhead an acoustic revolution in stark contrast to the studio-based, synthesized dance music that became the standard for African pop-stars of the 1980’s and 90’s. On Acoustic Africa, you’ll discover gentle folk songs from Senegal, a protest song from South Africa, blues-tinged ballads from Mali and much more.

Watch The Video: Habib performing the song "Wassiye" live in Germany

One of Africa's most exciting performers, Habib Koité plays music that reflects the diverse musical traditions of his Malian homeland while remaining connected to his cosmopolitan life experiences. Accompanied by his band Bamada, Koité has released a number of successful and acclaimed albums, including Ma Ya and Baro on Putumayo. Over the past 10 years, Habib and his band have performed more than 600 concerts for adoring audiences in far-flung locations such as Japan, Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan. 

Catalog ID#: P254