Now on 33 1/3 as originally recorded with all 12 tracks included!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tape
Plating and 180-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings!
Gatefold tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing
In 2019, after negotiations spanning many years, Ostinato Records became the first label granted access to the grand Archives of Radiodiffusion-TÃ©lÃ©vision de Djibouti (RTD), a vault of secrets and stories from East Africa. The first result in our Djibouti Archives series is a seminal anthology of 4 Mars, a 40-member Somali supergroup behind the most streamed and downloaded track on our Grammy-nominated Sweet As Broken Dates compilation. Turkish synths, Jamaican Reggae, American brass, Bollywood vocals, Egyptian and Yemeni rhythms, and Chinese and Mongolian flutes all rendezvous in a corner of East Africa that for centuries served as the world’s most brisk trading hub, the midway point connecting Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean. Ultimately, this is Somali music at it’s sassy, soulful, synthesized best. Warmly restored and remastered from digitized master reels and cassettes. Double LP housed in a luxurious matte-finished gatefold sleeve with a poster inspired by the political banners of 1980s Djibouti
West African Rhythm Brothers – We Have It In Africa West African Rhythm Brothers – Oba Adele Nigerian Union Rhythm Group –
When the Empire Windrush, an old troop-carrier, arrived at Tilbury on June 21, 1948, and inaugurated modern Caribbean immigration to Britain, it
“…The sound is about as good as it gets, with almost no sense of recording gear between the listener and musicians, who
A1 –Elizete Cardoso* E De Lei A2 –Antonio Carlos Jobim O Morro Não Tem Vez A3 –Edu Lobo Ponteio A4 –Tamba 4
A1 Elis Regina Roda A2 Roberto Menescal Inverno A3 João Gilberto O Sapo A4 –Ginga Trio Yemanja A5 –Jorge Ben Lalari-Olala B1
1. Lord Kitchener – Carnival Road March 02:56 2. Lord Kitchener – No More Taxi 02:35 3. Lord Kitchener – Mango Tree
1. Lord Beginner – Sons And Daughters Of Africa 02:59 2. The Lion – Royal Wedding 02:59 3. The Mighty Terror –
A1 Odeyemi – Oni Suru A2 Prince Nico Mbarga &Amp; Rocafil Jazz – Sickness A3 Osayomore Joseph &Amp; The Creative 7 –
These twelve astonishing tracks are drawn from a broad spectrum of early 70s West African psychedelic classics. Yet the fact that they scarcely registered on the Richter scale of contemporary underground music must surely be one of the greatest ironies of modern popular music, given that western counterculture drew so heavily on the musical, aesthetic and visual traditions of Africa.