Rough Guide To The Music Of South Africa
Rough Guide To The Music Of South Africa
Catalogue Number:RGNET1020CD
Release Date:1999-11-01
Review:This Rough Guide compilation showcases the styles and stars of the greatest musical power in Southern Africa. With introductions to the pennywhistle-led kwela, Zulu a cappella, and up-tempo township jive, this album also takes in the influence of the South African Jazz scene and brings us right up-to-speed with the latest in African reggae and modern pop. 'Whirlwind introductory trip through five decades of Africa's most diverse musical terrain that is well up to the Rough Guides' usual high standards. Inspiration for further investigation' Q Artists include: Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens, Lady smith Black Mambazo, Lucky Dube, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, African Jazz Pioneers and The Soul Brothers