Every so often, an album comes along that reminds us why we are so moved by song: the melody, the rhythm, and the message. Putumayo has presented a variety of world music CDs, but African music has been the consistent heart and soul of its offerings. Putumayo World Music is pleased to present Acoustic Africa
, a captivating collection showcasing some of Africa’s greatest singer-songwriters in beautifully stripped-down displays of acoustic mastery. These artists are helping to spearhead an acoustic revolution in stark contrast to the studio-based, synthesized dance music that became the standard for African pop stars of the 1980s and '90s. On Acoustic Africa
, you’ll discover gentle folk songs from Senegal, a protest song from South Africa, blues-tinged ballads from Mali, and much more.
— Mindjer Doce Mel
— Misahotaka Ny Akama
(South Africa)Faya Tess & Lokua Kanza
(Cape Verde)Habib Koité & Bamada
(Ivory Coast)Manecas Costa
— Fanta Bourama
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