The Best African CDs of All-Time

A Listmania! list by NY Lou "Lou" (New York, USA)
 
Firin' in Fouta
1.  Firin' in Fouta by Baaba Maal
The list author says:
  "Simply the best Afropop CD ever recorded"
$33.10   Used & New from: $1.98
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Talking Timbuktu
2.  Talking Timbuktu by Ry Cooder
The list author says:
  "A materpiece from Malian guitar legend Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder"
$33.99   Used & New from: $3.45
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

Specialist in All Styles
3.  Specialist in All Styles by Orchestra Baobab
The list author says:
  "The legendary Senegalese band is back with a magnificent new recording"
Used & New from: $2.98
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

See buying options
Miss Perfumado
4.  Miss Perfumado by Cesaria Evora
The list author says:
  "She has many great CDs, but this is Cesaria Evora's best"
$7.29   Used & New from: $1.58
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Ko Sira
5.  Ko Sira by Oumou Sangare
The list author says:
  "Oumou Sangare is simply captivating.  I love all of her CDs, but this is my favourite."
Used & New from: $3.81
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

See buying options
Djam Leelii
6.  Djam Leelii by Mansour Seck
The list author says:
  "A captivating acoustic CD from Baaba Maal and Mansour Seck"
$10.99   Used & New from: $2.50
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Moffou
7.  Moffou by Salif Keita
The list author says:
  "Yes, quite a bit of Malian music is on this list, but for a reason.  This album captures Salif at his finest."
$13.99   Used & New from: $1.49
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Joko
8.  Joko by Youssou N'Dour
The list author says:
  "The king of Senegalese Mbalax recorded at his finest.  "Birima" is a wonderful song, and so are most of the tracks on this CD."
Used & New from: $1.68
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

See buying options
Bambay Gueej
9.  Bambay Gueej by Cheikh Lo
The list author says:
  "Senegal's answer to Bob Marley.  This is a timeless classic."
Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Source
10.  The Source by Ali Farka Toure
The list author says:
  "Another great CD from Ali Farka Toure.  A little more mellow than Talkin Timbuktu, but equally captivating in every respect."
Used & New from: $1.19
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

See buying options
Baloba!
11.  Baloba! by Africando
The list author says:
  "Afro-Cuban music returns to West Africa."
$19.99   Used & New from: $7.52
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Mandali
12.  Mandali by Africando All Stars
The list author says:
  "Another great African Salsa CD from Africando."
Used & New from: $3.98
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

See buying options
A World Out of Time: Henry Kaiser & David Lindley in Madagascar
13.  A World Out of Time: Henry Kaiser & David Lindley in Madagascar by Henry Kaiser/David Lindley
The list author says:
  "A wonderful CD that helped put the music of Madagascar on the map."
$14.99   Used & New from: $0.24
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Juju Music
14.  Juju Music by King Sunny Adé
The list author says:
  "A classic from the king of juju."
$11.99   Used & New from: $6.75
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Chamunorwa / What Are We Fighting for
15.  Chamunorwa / What Are We Fighting for by Thomas Mapfumo
The list author says:
  "A hard to find classic recording from Thomas Mapfumo."
Used & New from: $13.88
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

See buying options
Ne La Thiass
16.  Ne La Thiass by Cheikh Lo
The list author says:
  "Cheikh Lo (Youssou N'Dour's protege) steps up with a fabulous debut."
$19.19   Used & New from: $1.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Chimurenga '98
17.  Chimurenga '98 by Thomas Mapfumo
The list author says:
  "All of Mapfumo's recordings are great."
Used & New from: $1.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

See buying options
Thuthukani Ngoxolo
18.  Thuthukani Ngoxolo by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
The list author says:
  "They have many nice CDs, this is one of their best."
$3.99   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Gigi
19.  Gigi by Gigi
The list author says:
  "A great Afropop debut from this wonderful Ethiopian singer."
$15.58   Used & New from: $1.35
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Moussoulou
20.  Moussoulou by Oumou Sangare
The list author says:
  "Another Great CD from Oumou Sangare - this is the one that launched her international career."
Used & New from: $11.96
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

See buying options
Fight to Win
21.  Fight to Win by Femi Kuti
The list author says:
  "Great Afro-Beat"
$11.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Café Atlantico
22.  Café Atlantico by Cesaria Evora
The list author says:
  "Another classic from Cesaria Evora - featuring great collaborations with musicians from Brazil and Cuba."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Emotion
23.  Emotion by Papa Wemba
The list author says:
  "Great soukous dance music from Papa Wemba.  His voice is spectacular, and the songs are infectious."
$17.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Yankaw
24.  Yankaw by Nahawa Doumbia
The list author says:
  "Another favourite from southern Mali (a bit reminiscent of Oumou Sangare)."
Out of stock
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

One list item is no longer in our catalog.

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.com
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this list
Discussion Replies Latest Post
lyrics 0 Dec 16, 2013
 
   

About this Listmania!

 

Author

NY Lou "Lou" (New York, USA)
Qualifications: World Music Nut
Last updated: 1/12/03
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

A Minimalist Library part 4, Music A Minimalist Library part 4, Music

A Minimalist Library part 4, Music: A list of 33 items by Timothy Walden

Why do people fall in love... Why do people fall in love...

Why do people fall in love...: A list of 40 items by pp777

Roberto Cavalli Firenze/Milano/New York : indulge your senses. Roberto Cavalli Firenze/Milano/New York : indulge your senses.

Roberto Cavalli Firenze/Milano/New York : indulge your senses.: A list of 40 items by jazzy modes

They say I am different. They say I am different.

They say I am different.: A list of 40 items by luc_doc7

2010 in review 2010 in review

2010 in review: A list of 22 items by Amaranth "music fan"

   

More So You'd Like to...

 

Actually hear the top 200 songs of 2010. (Part 2) Actually hear the top 200 songs of 2010. (Part 2)

Actually hear the top 200 songs of 2010. (Part 2): A guide of 50 items by Tony J. Jorgenson