Africa Whirled

by zunguzungu

Winslow, Biryanilady, this isn’t an attempt at a serious list, but when I set myself the task of naming one great album by my ten favorite African musicians that aren’t named Franco, Fela, Mapfumo, Oumou, Mtukudzi, Youssou, or Toumani, this is what I came up with. I did it that way because you can’t go wrong with that first list; if you haven’t heard the Mande Variations, or Immigres, or Egypt, or Ndega Zvangu, get thee to a cd store! And if you have, then you can move on to the next level:

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba — Segu Blue
Gigi — Gigi
King Sunny Ade — Juju Music
Mayra Andrade — Navega
Number One de Dakar — Touba Auto K7
Sam Mwangwana — Galo Negro
Gangbe Brass Band — Whendo
Vusi Mahlasela — Guiding Star
Ba Cissoko — Electric Griot Land
D’Gary — Horombe