The Rough Guide to African Guitar Legends
ANTH: Africareview by jaypaul
A tremendous sampling of Africa’s diverse acoustic guitar styles, from Malian blues to Congolese rumba & much more, played by acknowledged masters of each style. These include Ali Farka Toure, Tinariwen, King Sunny Ade, Shiyani Ngcobo (who unfortunately passed away last week-Feb, 2011), Franco & OK Jazz, and others. There’s also a bonus CD that is a tribute to the 30 year career (1960s-80s) of Franco & OK Jazz from the Congo, led by Syran Mbenza & Ensemble Rumba Kongo with a star-studded lineup of guests.