Various ArtistsRough Guide: African Roots Revival (180 Gram LP + Download Card)
DETAILSEvent: Record Store Day 2012
Release Date: 4/21/2012
Label: World Music Network
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release
This Rough Guide spotlights the front-runners of an explosive revival of African roots music. Listen to world-class artists, such as Staff Benda Bilili and the Bedouin Jerry Can Band, mix it up by infusing traditional sounds with the ultra modern, and by using ingenious homemade instruments, many of which are built from junk-yard materials. These are the sweet sounds of a movement which has not simply preserved, but truly reinvented musical genres with outstanding results. Includes download card of 12 album tracks with 8 additional tracks from Kenge Kenge.