African Soul

Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997) [Re-Up]

Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 562 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
African Jazz, Makossa, Funk, World Fusion | Label: Mercury | # 534766-2 | 01:14:04

This retrospective of the legendary Cameroon saxophonist Manu Dibango includes 10 prime examples of his eclectic style, including his internationally successful hit, "Soul Makossa", the percolating percussion and layered brass of "Africadelic", and the '80s disco of "Sun Explosion".
Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997)

Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 590 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 211 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: African Jazz, Makossa, Funk, World Fusion | Label: Mercury | # 534766-2 | Time: 01:14:04

This retrospective of the legendary Cameroon saxophonist Manu Dibango includes 10 prime examples of his eclectic style, including his internationally successful hit, "Soul Makossa", the percolating percussion and layered brass of "Africadelic", and the '80s disco of "Sun Explosion".

Baaba Maal - African Soul Revolutionary (2010) [2CD] {Nascente}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 22, 2013
Baaba Maal - African Soul Revolutionary (2010) [2CD] {Nascente}

Baaba Maal - African Soul Revolutionary (2010) [2CD] {Nascente}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 963 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 349 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 62 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Nascente / Demon Music | NSDCD019
World / Soul / African / Afro-Pop / Senegalese Music

This set compacts three of the Senegalese singer's 1980s albums onto a pair of discs, ditching three tracks in the process. This is not a drastic action, though, as Baaba Maal's Wango and Taara records have those same songs in common. So, the overlap has now disappeared, and disc one presents his Jambaajo original in its 10-song entirety. There is also room for a bonus cut, with the acoustic Tabakaly featuring Maal's longtime guitarist sideman (and mentor) Mansour Seck. All in all, this is another crammed collection of tunes from the budget-orientated Nascente label.

Ebo Taylor - Love And Death (2010) {Strut STRUT073CD}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 3, 2017
Ebo Taylor - Love And Death (2010) {Strut STRUT073CD}

Ebo Taylor - Love And Death (2010) {Strut STRUT073CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 302 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Strut | STRUT073CD
Afro-beat / Afro-Pop / African Traditions / Highlife / West African

While Ebo Taylor's name is not familiar to most as one of the pioneers of Afro-beat, it should be. Taylor, the Ghanian composer, arranger, guitarist, and vocalist has been making music since the 1950s, and studied with Fela Kuti at the Eric Guilder School of Music in London from 1962 until 1965. Rather than go the solo path, he opted instead for Accra's studio scene, where he appeared on dozens of singles and albums . He cut a self-titled solo album in 1977 on the local label Essiebons. Tracks from it, another album entitled Conflict, and various singles have appeared in recent years on various European compilations. The Strut imprint, not content to let Taylor's name languish in obscurity, put its money where its mouth was, and paired him with the Afrobeat Academy of Berlin, which includes guitarist J. Whitefield of the Whitefield Brothers and various guests from Europe and Africa.

Forging African Communities: Mobility, Integration and Belonging  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at Nov. 24, 2017
Forging African Communities: Mobility, Integration and Belonging

Forging African Communities: Mobility, Integration and Belonging By Oliver Bakewell
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 322 Pages | ISBN : 113758193X | 3.91 MB

This book draws renewed attention to migration into and within Africa, and to the socio-political consequences of these movements. In doing so, it complements vibrant scholarly and political discussions of migrant integration globally with innovative, interdisciplinary perspectives focused on migration within Africa.

Spirit - Blues From the Soul (2003) 2CD, Repress 2009 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 23, 2017
Spirit - Blues From the Soul (2003) 2CD, Repress 2009 [Re-Up]

Spirit - Blues From the Soul (2003) 2CD, Repress 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 895 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb | Scans ~ 137 Mb
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues | Label: Acadia | # ACAM 8215 | 02:28:32

This is the third in a series of posthumous albums of previously unreleased recordings by Randy California and Spirit, drawn from California's archives and assembled by Mick Skidmore. As Skidmore explains in his detailed liner notes, California put together an album called Blues From the Soul around 1995, and even copyrighted its contents; but later opted to use some of the material on the final album he released with Spirit, California Blues, prior to his accidental death by drowning in January 1997. Other tracks from the proposed album were culled for the first posthumous release, Cosmic Smile. Skidmore has included all 13 of the songs California had intended to use on his version of Blues From the Soul, though he has substituted alternate takes or live recordings of tracks already issued. Of course, the album also has been vastly expanded to include 35 selections for a running time of two-and-a-half hours. But the basic concept remains the same, and that is to present a collection of folk and blues recordings.

Conceiving Mozambique (African Histories and Modernities)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at Nov. 23, 2017
Conceiving Mozambique (African Histories and Modernities)

Conceiving Mozambique (African Histories and Modernities) by John A. Marcum
English | 29 Dec. 2017 | ISBN: 3319659863 | 199 Pages | PDF | 1.84 MB

This long-awaited book is a vivid history of Frelimo, the liberation movement that gained power in Mozambique following the sudden collapse of Portuguese rule in 1974. The leading scholar of the liberation struggle in Portuguese Africa,

Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Nov. 23, 2017
Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul [Audiobook]

Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul [Audiobook] by Naomi Levy
English | September 5, 2017 | ASIN: B074Q1YQYQ, ISBN: 142729500X | MP3@64 kbps | 10 hrs 39 mins | 293 MB
Narrator: Naomi Levy
Chet Ivey - A Dose Of Soul The Sylvia Funk Recordings 1971-1975 (2017)

Chet Ivey - A Dose Of Soul The Sylvia Funk Recordings 1971-1975 (2017)
Funk, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:18 | 153 MB
Label: Ace Records

Chet released record after record from the late 50s through the early 90s. Most featured his group the Mighty Avengers and were released on bandleader Al Sears’ group of labels, usually Sylvia. You’d expect a man with more than 20 singles to his name to have at least been acknowledged in the industry papers. But no, virtually nothing. The number of records he issued suggests a certain popularity, so why didn’t anyone know anything about him?

Shaolin Temple Defenders - Free Your Soul (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 22, 2017
Shaolin Temple Defenders - Free Your Soul (2017)

Shaolin Temple Defenders - Free Your Soul
Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 39:11 min | 270 MB
Label: Soulville Bordeaux | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

The return of the band with the best name in contemporary funk is imminent with their new album and sixth studio LP, Free Your Soul, all set to drop and man are they fired up! Naturally, if the band in question is called Shaolin Temple Defenders and they’re fired up the first place anyone is going to point the finger is at the White Lotus Clan. In the event it turns out that Pai Mei’s lot aren’t even in the frame this time since what is really exercising Bordeaux’s finest deep funk outfit is ‘the one per cent’ – that tiny self-styled ‘elite’ operating without what Apocalypse Now‘s General Corman might refer to as, “any decent restraint…[and]…totally beyond the pale.”