Black Entertainment : African World Music

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  1. Blaklioness

    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm looking to upgrade my music collection and want to add more albums and artists from the world community of African people (continental and diasporal). I am especially interested in traditional, jazz, and blues (mainly instrumental) but want only positive vibes and messages...something soul stirring and revolutionary/progressive. Can anyone make good recommendations? Please also indicate the genre and origin of the music/artist. Thanks a mill! :)
     
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    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks so much! I don't know how to erase that duplicate posting...I edited a few things but still....THANKS!
     
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    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Omowalejabali:

    Thanks again for the recommendations. If you come across some soothing jazzy, primal, instrumental kind of Black music, please holler at me! :)
     
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    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ok...I'll be honest...I'm ignorant, so you'll need to school me. :bus:
    I do enjoy jazz but have not listened quite enough to be a connoiseur or to name names. Sooo....please consider me your pupil! ;)

    I will also add, that ultimately, I would like to use the music for meditation and as listening alternatives to European classical music with my students. So, whatever you recommend, I'm open. Thanks...and peace.
     
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    Pharoah Sanders has a cut called "across time".

    there is a CD called "Africa red hot" which is a tribute to Fela Kuti. it would be just right for you, i think.

    get into Bob Marley. there are several good compilations on his stuff.

    "Tutu" or "Amandla" by Miles Davis.

    "the Foduk review" is hot.
     
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    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peace all...

    I'm bringing this one back for more contributions to the already fabulous list of recommendations.

    Maybe we can expand it to include POSITIVE African/diasporal films/movies as well...not just from the U.S.?

    Thanks....
     
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    Brother O:

    You gave some top notch recommendations! I've heard about the first two you mentioned but have yet to see any of their films. I will be on the hunt!

    Thanks again.
     
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    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A few

    Here's a few artists to check out:

    George Howard "A Home Far Away" (my favorite: "For Our Fathers")

    Miles Davis: (a very rare album) "Get Up With It"
    note: I had this album in 1975; it was stolen and I never had it again. For years it seemed noone had heard of it but me. I just discovered it was re-issued in 2000. My favorite cuts are "Rated X" and "He Loved Him Madly" (a tribute to Duke Ellington)
    Get Up With It is an album recorded between 1970 and 1974 by Miles Davis. Released on November 22, 1974 as a double LP, it was Davis's last studio album before five years of retirement from music. "He Loved Him Madly" is a half-hour tribute to Duke Ellington, who died shortly before it was recorded. "Calypso Frelimo" is also half an hour long.
    Track listing
    "He Loved Him Madly" (M. Davis) (1974)
    "Maiysha" (M. Davis) (1974)
    "Honky Tonk" (M. Davis) (1970)
    "Rated X" (M. Davis) (1972)
    "Calypso Frelimo" (M. Davis) (1973)
    "Red China Blues" (M. Davis) (1972)
    "Mtume" (M. Davis) (1974)
    "Billy Preston" (M. Davis) (1972)

    One of my favorite musicians:
    Kelan Phil Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble (http://philcohran.com/)
    Here's a link to a sample, "new frankiphone blues" (african thumb piano):
    http://64.27.65.90:8080/ramgen/othermusic/pcohran2.rm

    Also, eight of Brother Cohran's sons (he has 19 children in all) have a group, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. They are brilliant, but I'm not sure where you can get their music.

    Thats it for the minute. I'll add some more when I can.
     
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    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Brother OldSoul....Imma be checkin' 'em out.



    Brother O....I'm trying to order Moolaade, but the only place it's available is outta Europe or somewhere, so I can't be sure if it will play on American dvd players. Is there anyway to tell if your machine will play a region 2 (?) dvd? Thanks.
     
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