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AAVV - Psychedelic Africa (special edition + bonus CD)
Psychedelic Africa (special edition + bonus CD)

RGNET 1270
World Music Network

2 CD

Far-out psychedelic-sounding rock mixed with a thick dollop of deep funk and soul was massively popular during the 1960s and 1970s in Africa. This Rough Guide features some hand-picked gems from the archive such as Victor Uwaifo and Balla Et Ses Balladins, and includes tracks by unstoppable psychedelic veterans Ebo Taylor and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, who are still releasing top-quality mind-bending grooves today.

The 1960s and 1970s across Africa were decades defined by bright optimism and clashing sensibilities. Music plunged through the heart of this dynamic time and was a powerful tool of expression. Far-out psychedelic-sounding rock mixed with a thick dollop of deep funk and soul became the sound of a generation.

On this Rough Guide Nigerian guitar maestro Sir Victor Uwaifo employs the sweet harmonies and gently lilting textures of highlife, mixed with echoing horns and distorted guitar lines, resulting in a heady psychedelic brew. His seminal track ‘Guitar Boy’, included on this album, was a huge hit in 1966. Celestine Ukwu’s gentle track ‘Obialu Be Onye Abiagbunia Okwukwe’ also includes a highlife groove, played at a laid-back tempo and teasingly interspersed with swooping, bent notes played on a pedal steel guitar. On ‘Let Yourself Go’, Olaiya rasps and growls his vocals above tightly stacked horn lines that, along with the percussion, pound out a straight-ahead groove.

East African psychedelic music often has a darker, jazzier feel, inferred from the use of traditional modes and harmonies. Hailing from Ethiopia, Alèmayèhu Eshèté’s music is brooding Ethio-jazz with a splash of psychedelia in the form of a winding high-pitched guitar, a booming amplified bass line and interjecting keyboard figures.

This Rough Guide also includes music from musicians who have successfully re-launched their careers on the contemporary ‘world music’ scene. Enjoy the revived retro sounds of Orchestra Baobab, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and Ebo Taylor.

To top it all off this original compilation comes with a full-length bonus album from none other than Sir Victor Uwaifo himself. First recorded in 1971, enjoy Ekassa in fully re-mastered splendour.

AAVV from Felmay Shop

AAVV - 36° Festival Interceltique de Lorient


DISC 1 :
Victor Olaiya's All Stars Soul International
Celestine Ukwu
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo
Orchestra De La Paillote
Alemayéhu Esheté
Balla Et Ses Balladins
Milmani park Orchestra
Orchestra baobab
Ebo Taylor
Victor Uwaifo
Rail Band
DISC 2 :
Bonus disc by Victor Uwaifo


from CD Ye Katama Hod
27 October 2017 - h:20.30
Rätschenmühle e.V. Geislingen Schlachthausstraße 22
Geislingen - Germany

28 October 2017 - h:20.30
Feuerschloesschen Bad Honnef
Bad Honnef - Germany

29 October 2017 - h:20.00
Alberto NA Turra w. Keter
Nublu. New York City, NY - Usa
Cchant Festival 2017- Release Party - " It is preferable not to travel with a dead Man)

04 November 2017 - h:21.30
Tre Martelli
40 years anniversary concert
Teatro Ambra
Alessandria - Italy

26 November 2017 - h:20.30
Gochag Askarov & Pierre de T
november 26, 20:30 at Eglise Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre (Paris 5e)

26 November 2017 - h:20.30
Gochag Askarov & Pierre de Tregomain - Mugham Souls -live

20:30 at Eglise Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre (Paris 5e)

04 December 2017 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Cinema Teatro Don Natale Leone
Albisola Superiore (SV) - Italy

17 December 2017 - h:17.00
Tre Martelli
Auditorium Gambarina Museum
Alessandria - Italy

23 December 2017 - h:21.00
Liguriani & Mario Pirovano
“Invexendo de Natale”
Teatro Sociale di Camogli
Camogli (GE) - Italy

27 December 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Tivoli BBVA
Lisbon - Portugal

29 December 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Casa da Música
Porto - Portugal