Saturday, November 14, 2009
The awesome Soundways imprint continue their reissues with this great compilation of Ghanan Highlife and other Afro sounds, which follows on from their earlier Ghanan and Nigerian releases.
Here's my favourite track which is by
The Cutlass Dance Band - HewHwe Mu Yi Mpena.
There's a great Latin feel to it and it could have easily been on Honest Jons' similarly awesome, Africa Boogaloo: The Latinization of West Africa.
Soundways have also just released their third installment of their amazing Panama series as well as one on the music of the French Caribbean. Check DJ Beto talk about the comps on Rupture's radio show here then go out and buy them all. Essential.