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Various Artists / African Reggae
Album:African Reggae Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists Added:02/2009
Label:Putumayo World Music 

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Add Date:2009-02-14 Pull Date:2009-04-18 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:12 Apr5 Apr29 Mar22 Mar15 Mar8 Mar1 Mar22 Feb
Airplays:11121121

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1.Jan 04, 2016:Everything A to Z week 24
Vision
4.Sep 02, 2010:Happy Hour
Steppin' Into Zion
2.Jul 14, 2014:Happy Hour
Bo Ten Qu'luta
5.Dec 19, 2009:Best Disorders of 2009
Man Of Sorrow
3.Sep 22, 2011:Happy Hour
Vision
6.May 07, 2009:Happy Hour
Man Of Sorrow

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-03-13 
African Reggae
Reviewed by Sadie O., 2/11/09
Reggae from Africa – mostly roots bubble style, with a variety of vocals and languages. African Reggae superstars Alpha Blondy and Lucky Dube are not included – this is more the third generation of artists, including reigning top-rankers Tiken Jah Fikoly and Majek Fashek. Strong introductory comp.
No FCCs detected – all tracks good to very good.
1. 4;14 **uptempo bouncy roots bubble with lots of keyboards, sweet tenor vocals, from Cote D’Ivoire.
2. 3:07 **slightly uptempo guitar-based bubble, pretty female vocal and harmonies, in English, from Cape Verde.
3. 2:38 ***fast minimalist bubble with flute and horns, male lead and female chorus, from Burkina Faso.
4. 5:13 ***slow and bluesy skank with melodica, husky male vocals in English, from South Africa. Rather amazing life story…
5. 4:34 **dramatic intro with kora, fat midtempo skank with bit horns. Very sweet vocals, from Guinea-Bissau by way of Barcelona.
6. 3:12 ***little kid chanting intro, then midtempo roots bubble, lovely male and female vocals from a young family group from Cape Verde. Goes into dub with dancehall vocals in English.
7. 3:46 ***downtempo roots bubble with raw vocals in English – reminiscent of early Culture, nice female chorus, from Ghana.
8. 4:01 **spoken intro with koro, uptempo subdued bubble with duel vocals, from Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire, in several languages. A bit dream-like.
9. 3:20 **big intro, midtempo bubble with horn section, solo vocals. Clear Alpha Blondy influence.
10. 7:34 ***big horns and heartbeat intro, midtempo swingy skank with big horns and jazz/afrobeat influence. Husky vocals in English, from Nigeria. Lots of jam and improv in last half of song.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Ismael IsaacMagno Mako
2.Mo'kalamity & The WizardsVision
3.Bingui Jaa JammyCongo Natty
4.ZoroJabulani
5.Nino GalissaKrebo Cheo
6.One Love FamilyBo Ten Qu'luta
7.Kwame BediakoSteppin' Into Zion
8.Ba Cissoko With Tiken Jah FakolyOn Veut Se Marier
9.Serges KassyJah Libile
10.Majek FashekMan Of Sorrow