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African Gems - lp (SWP Records)


"This is some of the best traditional African music ever recorded. The
music is the star -- of course -- then comes the wonderful musicians who
performed it, but it was the recordists who make it possible for us to
listen to the genius in African music captured on these magnificent
tracks. After having released the 22-CD series "Historical Recordings by
Hugh Tracey," it is time to pay homage to some who came after him. Thanks to Charles Duvelle, Jos Gansemans, Benoit Quersin, and David Fanshawe,
for these great recordings. Over 73 minutes of magic. Each track is a
gem. There is nothing coincidental in this music: it is based on a deep
understanding of interconnectivity -- consequently also of time and
space -- and has been developed over many centuries. Yet it sounds so
modern! Each track has its own swing, and this danceable quality is a
profound thing: it is participatory, revitalizing, communal, relaxing,

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 May, 2015.

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