TOURE, AMARA - 1973-1980

TOURE, AMARA - 1973-1980

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Label: ANALOG AFRICA

Release date: 10/06/2015

Barcode: 4260126061057

Catalog no.: AACD0000078

Item ID: 415180

This Analog Africa compilation of Amara Touré, the enigmatic Afro-Cuban musician from Guinea-Conakry, contains all of the 10 songs he ever released between 1973 and 1980. "Latin music, is it really foreign to us Africans? I don't think so. Listen to the drums, to the rhythm. It all seems very close to us - it feels like it's our own culture," declared enigmatic singer Amara Touré. It is the late '50s, and Senegal is going crazy to the groove of Son Montuno and Patchanga. Brought to West Africa by Cuban sailors in the early 40s, these styles were immediately adopted by a flourishing music scene that did not hesitate to embrace the Caribbean sound, mixed it with their own folklore, and, in the process, created something new. Through the unique cultural fusion of West African and Caribbean influences, Latin music took on a new and unique sound - the format was reinvented.
TRACKS:
Amara Touré (with Black and White) - Singles Collection 1973-1976:
01. N'Nijo
02. Temedy
03. Lamento Cubano
04. Cuando Llegare
05. Fatou.
Amara Touré et L'Orchestre Massako - 1980 LP:
06. N'ga Digne M'be
07. Salamouti
08. Afalago
09. Tela
10. Africa

Also available: 1973-1980 (2LP) (LP).

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