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Shirati Jazz The King Of History
Daniel Owino Misiani's great benga, from Kenya. Clattering percussion, pumping bass, dazzling and nuts guitars. Overproof, five-minute, dancefloor shots.



The Legendary George Sibanda Southern Rhodesia, 1948, '49, '50, '52
His fine guitar-picking and upbeat, carefree songs brought George Sibanda from Bulawayo the fame throughout southern Africa and he was versioned in the US which drove him to drink and an early grave.



Something Is Wrong Vintage Recordings From East Africa
Thirty-five precious, stinging selections from an HMV run of more than four hundred 78s, recordings made in Uganda and Kenya from the mid-1930s till the mid-1950s.




Southern And Central Malawi Nyasaland, 1950, '57, '58
The bangwe board zither, gourd kazoo big bands, tuned likhuba drum ensembles, virtuoso xylophone, a capella singing.



Southern Mozambique Portuguese East Africa, 1943, '49, '54, '55, '57,'63
Sena and Ndau mbiras; Shangaan singing, drumming and xylophones; Chopi reedpipes and timbila xylophone orchestras, little girls playing ocarinas; Gitonga drums and singing horns.



Mimi Suleiman Tungi
Swahili funky-disco, this collaboration between a singer from Zanzibar and the house veteran and DFA-associate Maurice Fulton.



Tanzania Instrumentals Tanganyika, 1950
Ligombo and nanga trough zithers, lamellophones, drumming, a flute requiem, Zanzibar grooves, a panpipe ensemble, a makondere horn band.



Tanzania Vocals Tanganyika, 1950
Six hundred Chagga singing on the slopes of Mt. Meru; one hundred Gogo on the plains near Dodoma. Funny songs by the Nyamwezi in Dar-es-Salaam; wigasha dance songs by the Sukuma near Lake Victoria; Masai chants.



The Nguni Sound South Africa And Swaziland, 1955, '57, '58
Mostly unaccompanied singing; also with musical bows just knockout, some of the most beautiful music there is flutes, and guitars and concertinas.



Thomas Mapfumo Hokoyo!
HIs LP debut, released in 1976 at the height of the Rhodesian war incendiary chimurenga ('struggle') dance music, which transposed mbira rhythms to the guitar, and in its lyrics demanded revolutionary change.




Tswana And Sotho Voices Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, 1951, '57, '59
Singing, amongst ditlhaka reedpipes, and the lesiba mouth bow.



Uganda Music Of The Baganda People
The Sulayiti Kalungi Ensemble Of Kampala presenting dances, religious invocations and profane songs, to a barrage of percussion and fervent choral singing.



Tiyiselani Vomaseve EP
Two EPs of storming, squinty Shangaan Electro to herald the European tour of Tiyiselani, the Tshetshas and producer Dog, in the summer of 2011.