Various: African Dances
I’m a complete novice when it comes to this type of stuff, but this along with a small handful of other things I’ve been lucky enough to pick up lately has really sparked an interest. This one is simply titled “African Dances” on a (very budget looking) label called “Authentic”. It appears to be an early comp (70’s?) of African music and ranges from Afro-beat, Rhumba, and Highlife to more primitive/traditional styles from a wide range of African countries.
Copious notes about the tracks are included, but the packaging is for the most part as plain as can be. No year or any other info to give background on when, why, or by whom this collection was compiled. But I guess all of that is really secondary in the face of the amazing music on here. Check out one of my favorite tracks: “Love Is Love” by the Alemayehu Eshete Group from Ethiopia.