Various Artists / Rough Guide To Tanzania
Album: Rough Guide To Tanzania   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Mar 2006
Label:World Music Network  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-04-02 Pull Date: 2006-06-04 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 4 May 28 May 21 Apr 16
Airplays: 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 03, 2006: New World Disorder
Nimlilie Nani?
4. Apr 15, 2006: New World Disorder
2. May 23, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Nimlilie Nani?
5. Apr 11, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
3. May 20, 2006: New World DIsorder
6. Apr 10, 2006: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon

Album Review
Sadie McFarlane
Reviewed 2006-03-20
[coll]: Rough Guide to Tanzania (World Music)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/20/06
Sweet and mellow, mostly Afro-beat with a few trad and a couple hip hop pieces. The state record industry of Dar Es Salaam has gotten looser lately, allowing for a fair variety of styles. Nothing (apart from maybe track 9) is too electric or electronic or big beat, though.
Nothing in English. I like 8-10 best.
1. big horns and mellow strings. Midtempo, very “AfroBeat”. Pretty and softly rhythmic.
2. *Maasai hip hop, male call and response-based, with breathing used as a rhythmic element. There are better X-Plastaz songs, but this is interesting.
3. Downtempo, really pretty female vocals, acoustic guitar and minimal percussion.
4. *Orchestra from Zanzibar – very Swahili/Middle eastern flavor. Midtempo, male vocals, mixed chorus.
5. Very traditional Dar Es Salaam dance style, male vocals and thumb piano, some percussion. Uptempo but relaxed and pretty.
6. Marimba orchestra. Midtempo, dreamy, no percussion. Just waves of thumb piano washing over you…
7. Uptempo but still mellow, some percussion, lush instrumentation, pretty solo male vocals, female chorus.
8. **Cool beat, nice hip-swiveller. Male chorus, thumb piano, 12-string and percussion.
9. **Female hip hop (mostly sung), about having married boyfriends. Interesting combination of western/African styles.
10. **part extremely traditional, part quite modern. Lots of male talking with choral response (liner notes point out this is a sort of “original hip hop”…) Nice rhythm, when the rhythm is there.
11. *Pretty, upbeat Afro-beat with a smidge of Latin in the horns. Nice male chorus. Keep this in mind for a long song when ya need it!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Vijana Jazz Band Tambiko
2. X Plastaz Dunia Dudumizi
3. Karoli, Saida Omukaile Kilinjwi
4. Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club Vingaravyo
5. Mlimani Park Orchestra Rehema
6. Master Musicians Of Tanzania Lukunzi
7. Matona, Mohammed Issa Msumeno
8. Kasheba, Ndala Nimlilie Nani?
9. Dataz Mume Wa Mtu
10. Safi, Nia & Imani Ngoma Group Kibati
11. Ottu Jazz Band Piga Ua