Hilary Staff - Opika Pende: Africa at 78 rpm album flac
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This four-CD anthology features 100 tracks from 78 rpm discs that have never before been on compact disc. The Dust-to-Digital label excels in producing elaborate box sets of rare and culturally overlooked music, and to say that this is no exception is an understatement. All of the recordings originated in Africa and boast an astonishing diversity in not just time and place, but also in musical style. The performances span 1909 to the mid-'60s, about three-dozen countries, and genres from the most ancient and traditional folk music to cuts that verge on modern Afro-pop.
Opika Pende: Africa at 78 RPM. 2011. This four-CD anthology features 100 tracks from 78 rpm discs that have never before been on compact disc. Some cuts here and there sound a bit like forms you wouldn't expect to have been played in Africa, such as rural blues (Orbert Nentambo Zahke from South Africa), country waltzes (the Seychelles United Band), and even zydeco. Generally, the first disc contains the most traditional-minded performances, which can be stark in both their recording and execution, though they (like many of the tracks) often make use of instruments and singing that still sound exotic to many Western ears.
Opika Pende: Africa at 78rpm is a 4-CD collection featuring 100 tracks taken from rare 78rpm recordings of African music (1909 to mid-1960s), none of which have ever been issued on CD until now. Pan-African in scope and wildly diverse, Opika Pende is a testament to the deep riches found in early recorded music across the continent. by. Released: October 25, 2011.
Artist: Evening Birds. Album: Opika Pende: Africa At 78 RPM, 2011.
Start by marking Opika Pende: Africa at 78 RPM as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Read by Opika Pende. Pan-African in scope and wildly diverse, "Opika Pende" is a testament to the deep riches found in early recorded music across the continent. In 2013, this set was nominated for Best Historical Album by the Grammy Awards.
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album. Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library. Frequently bought together. Opika Pende: Africa at 78 Rpm. Various Artists.