African Gospel

Various Artists - Beginner's Guide To African Voices (2010) [3CD] {Nascente}

Various Artists - Beginner's Guide To African Voices (2010) [3CD] {Nascente}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.22 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 479 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 93 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Nascente | NSBOX064
World Music / Jazz / Blues / African

2010 three CD set. From the dusty plains of Mali to the Tanzanian Serengeti, the African voice can be heard loud and proud throughout this vast and vibrant continent. Featured are African superstars Salif Keita, Orchestra Baobab, Rokia Traor‚, and Youssou N'Dour as well as less well-known names who will equally delight and excite such as Malian bluesman Boubacar Traor‚ and Zanzibar Taarab singer and WOMEX Award winner Bi Kidude.
Various Artists - Beginner's Guide To African Voices (2010) [3CD] {Nascente}

Various Artists - Beginner's Guide To African Voices (2010) [3CD] {Nascente}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 1.22 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 479 Mb
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (jpg) -> 172 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Nascente | NSBOX064
World Music / Jazz / Blues / African

2010 three CD set. From the dusty plains of Mali to the Tanzanian Serengeti, the African voice can be heard loud and proud throughout this vast and vibrant continent. Featured are African superstars Salif Keita, Orchestra Baobab, Rokia Traor‚, and Youssou N'Dour as well as less well-known names who will equally delight and excite such as Malian bluesman Boubacar Traor‚ and Zanzibar Taarab singer and WOMEX Award winner Bi Kidude.

Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Feb. 27, 2015
Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK (repost)

Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK by Brian Ward
English | Aug 1, 2007 | ISBN: 1578069572 | 220 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK collects in a single volume the blues and gospel songs written by African Americans about the presidency of John F. Kennedy and offers a close analysis of Kennedy's hold upon the African American imagination. These blues and gospel songs have never been transcribed and analyzed in a systematic way, so this volume provides a hitherto untapped source on the perception of one of the most intriguing American presidents.

Dollar Brand - African Space Program (1974) {Enja}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 16, 2017
Dollar Brand - African Space Program (1974) {Enja}

Dollar Brand - African Space Program (1974) {Enja}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 274MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Still known as Dollar Brand at the time of this recording, Abdullah Ibrahim had his first encounter with a large ensemble on African Space Program, and the results are quite successful. Despite a muddy sound quality, this is music built on infectious themes and played with verve by a fine cast of instrumentalists. The first part of "Tintiyana," entirely written, is redolent of Ellington and Mingus, all churning low tones and percussion. When the second portion begins, the mood turns celebratory with a striding, gospel-imbued theme supporting heroic solos from all involved. Several of the musicians on hand were generally involved with the avant-garde end of the jazz spectrum at the time, and their playing is full of bite and a risk-taking nature that greatly enlivens the proceedings.
VA - Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances, Vol. 3: Country Gospel (1992)

VA - Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances, Vol. 3: Country Gospel (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:50:52 | 213 Mb
Gospel, Country, Folk, Bluegrass | Label: Rhino Records

While the first two volumes in the series spotlighted the history of African-American gospel, this volume peeks over the other side of the fence and sheds the light on six decades' worth of country gospel performances. It's all top-notch, too, with Hank Williams' "I Saw the Light" spearheading an 18-track collection that includes classics from Kitty Wells, Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, the Carter Family, the Louvin Brothers, Webb Pierce, and Martha Carson. That gospel is a long-running tradition in country is exemplified by the inclusion of tracks from modern stars like Ricky Skaggs and Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and old guard like Buck Owens, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and Ernest Tubb. A delightful set.

African Salsa Orchestra - African Salsa Orchestra (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Sept. 1, 2017
African Salsa Orchestra - African Salsa Orchestra (2017)

African Salsa Orchestra - African Salsa Orchestra (2017)
World, Africa, Folk, Salsa | 57:51 min | MP3, 320 kbps | 132 MB
Label: L'Oreille en Friche

The African Salsa Orchestra, from Benin and Cuba and led by Michel Pinheiro, is a dancing machine that makes you walk from Cotonou to Cuba! The group takes you on a journey in which Manding rhythms, gospel, rhythm & blues and reggae combine with the stunning sounds of Cuban salsa – a mixture of voodoo cults and Western music.

Doctrine and Race : African American Evangelicals and Fundamentalism between the Wars  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at March 9, 2017
Doctrine and Race : African American Evangelicals and Fundamentalism between the Wars

Doctrine and Race :
African American Evangelicals and Fundamentalism between the Wars

by Mary Beth Swetnam Mathews
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0817319387 | 217 Pages | PDF | 1.44 MB

Doctrine and Race melds American religious history and race studies in innovative and compelling ways, highlighting the remarkable and rich complexity that attended to the development of African American Protestant movements.
VA - Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth-Disco 1980-1984 (2016)

VA - Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth-Disco 1980-1984 (2016)
Disco, Boogie, Funk, Soul, Synth-Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:59 | 139 MB
Label: Cultures Of Soul Records | Release Year: 2016

We probably say this more than we should, but this time our statement really isn't prone to hyberbole: we love the Cultures Of Soul label, and whatever genre they're reissuing, we can always count on them to deliver the quality like no other imprint. From Evans Pyramid to the recent black gospel compilation they've released, we have nothing but good stuff to say about them, and this is equally true of this new South African disco collection from the years 1980-1984. The title alone should do the trick but trust us, there is nothing but fire in here, and if you're the sort of collector scouting for rare African rhythms then this is the gear for you. The Cannibals start off with some lovely docile disco jams, Harari's "Party" is a sublime lo-fi funk cut, the Don Laka material is pure disco glory, and the remaining tunes by the likes of Neville Nash or Al Etto are able to destroy ANY dance floor from here to Durban. Top marks from us…

VA - Rough Guide To South African Jazz (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at April 7, 2016
VA - Rough Guide To South African Jazz (2016)

VA - Rough Guide To South African Jazz (2016)
World, Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:45 | 139 MB
Label: World Music Network

Encompassing the marabi, kwela and jive styles of mid-twentieth century urban South African music, this compilation covers the sounds, styles, assemblages and musicians that reside under the umbrella of South African jazz - from the golden age of 1960s and 1970s to the new wave of musicians in the twenty years of post-apartheid democracy. Recently re-issued releases from musician-in-exile Ndikho Xaba demonstrate the strong transatlantic dialogue between the civil rights movements in the USA and the anti-apartheid struggle through the language of jazz, with the rare single 'KwaBulawayo' as performed by his group The African Echoes.

African Head Charge - Songs Of Praise (1990)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 14, 2015
African Head Charge - Songs Of Praise (1990)

African Head Charge - Songs Of Praise (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Psychedelic Dub, Reggae | Label: On-U Sound | # ON-U CD12 | Time: 00:59:19

Not very many reggae albums acknowledge Alan Lomax in the credits. But then, African Head Charge (a band with a constantly changing membership led by percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah) doesn't really make typical reggae albums. Although the one-drop beat (provided on this album by Lincoln "Style" Scott) influences everything and the basslines have a typical tidal undertow, the stuff that Noah layers on top of the mix has more to do with ethnomusicology than the dancehall. The song titles say it all: "Cattle Herders Chant," a field recording of call-and-response chanting overlaid with Nyahbinghi drums and highlife guitar; "My God," eerie, minor-key African-American church singing supported by a chugging reggae bassline, bare-bones drumming, and the sound of running water; "Deer Spirit Song," an unidentifiable indigenous song in 9/8 meter with a gently driving rockers beat and occasional sound effects thrown in. This is an exceptionally beautiful album, but in a deeply strange way.