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This compilation examines the connection between modern African music and Cuban styles that evolved from a slow-simmering cross-pollination of Spanish melodies and rhythms imported by homesick slaves. When Latin albums eventually found their way home to the Continent, local musicians immediately recognized the link and re-Africanized the tunes for their own markets. These versions then traveled back to the Caribbean, resealing the cultural circle and launching dozens of further permutations. The selections on this set are very well chosen, given that the subject is a huge one and a single CD is hardly adequate to the task. Gnonnas Pedro and Labah Soseh, two pioneering vocalists who hail from Benin and Gambia, respectively, receive well-deserved places of honor. Other master tracks include Congolese diva Tshala Muana's hypnotic "Lekela Muadi," and "Canto a la Vueltabajera" by Cuba's Alfredo Valdés, which abounds in goofy classical piano quotes. --Christina Roden

1. Val' Carretero - Chico Albarez (Cuba)
2. Safiatou - Mama Sissoko (Guinea)
3. Canto A La Vueltabajera - Alfredo Valdes (Cuba)
4. Yiri Yiri Boum - Gnonnas Pedro (Benin)
5. Lekela Muadi - Tshala Muana (Congo)
6. Le Monde Est Fou - Balla Tounkara (Mali)
7. Son Soneate - Laba Sosseh (Gambia)
8. Igualita Que Tu - Monte Adentro (Cuba)
9. Ritmo de Mi Son - Chocolate Armenteros (Cuba)
10. Tougnafo - Mama Keita (Guinea)
11. African Salsa - Pape Fall (Senegal)

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  • Audio CD (May 21, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • ASIN: B0000658O5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,061 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world's cultures. The label grew out of Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan Storper in 1975 and sold in 1997. Co-founder Michael Kraus joined Dan to launch Putumayo World Music and establish a non-traditional sales division. Putumayo World Music has become known primarily for its upbeat and melodic ... Read more in Amazon's Putumayo Presents Store

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Moore on July 9, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I heard one of the songs at the San Francisco Latin Film Festival playing as the audience entered for the screening. I could not wait to ask the sound man for the title and I have not been disappointed. The songs I heard that night were Safiatou and the next song. Since I bought the CD earlier this year, I've been hooked. Very bright recording allows me to hear all the nuacnes of the melodic and percussion driven African and Latin music. I great find. I'm looking for other releases by these world artist on this compilation. Go get it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By pete saloutos on June 15, 2002
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as a listener of all sorts of interesting music, this complitation hits the spot. while i'm playing the cd i'm not sure if i'm in cuba or africa, but that doesn't matter. this is a must for those whoe like up tempo latin groove. hitting the repeat button over and over i feel the passion and soul of these artists. putamayo stepped to the plate, usually my only complaint is their compilations are too short, this one goes on......thanks for the groove...pete saloutos
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Brahea Edulis on February 1, 2009
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I have not much to add to previous comments, except ONE very important thing. You cannot listen to most of Putumayo Cds on Amazon.com, however you can listen to most of them on Amazon.fr . Just paste your item title on Amazon.fr and then click on "les ecouter tous" (listen to all).
Hope it helps.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By farmgirlphil on October 24, 2010
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I found this album in, of all places, a Utah information station. They had gift items from Utah, the west and international craftsmen. My husband is Cuban so it caught my eye. We both listen to it over and over, the beat gets under your skin. It is great for driving or doing housework. We also appreciated reading about the artists in the enclosed leaflet. If you like Latin music you'll love this album. I plan on buying more from this company.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AsaRaaven on September 23, 2006
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I would give it more than five stars if I could. I was hooked from the first track and it just got better. My favorites are tracks 1,2,3, and 6. This cd had me all over the net looking for more from the artists, especially Balla Tounkara (#6), Chico Alvarez, and Alfredo Valdés.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maria M. Rosario on August 23, 2007
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This disc is great. I love them all especially, Val Carretero, Yiri Yiri Bom, Le Monde Est Fou is awesome,Son Soneate, Ritmo de mi Son and African Salsa is the best.
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