Afro Roots


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“Sounds Of Africadeus” Afro Roots trilogy — compiled by Jaro Sounder

In “Sounds of Africadeus”, Jaro Sounder sifts through the vaults of traditional Afro Roots music via exclusive label archives using currently available recorded mediums. In a fresh attempt to explore the roots of contemporary African music, he helps showcase a unique and vibrant selection of musicians and their songs.

The music is characterized by trance-like repetitions of a short melody which is subtly altered over the course of each song. The solo parts of the individual musicians are woven into a communal tapestry of highly complex melodies.

 
 
Featured Musicians:
 

  • Neba Solo & Chemirani Trio | Yé Lassina Coulibaly & Kadi Faso Ensemble | Fourth World

  • Ingube Gout & Pops Mohamed | Dizu Plaatjies & Mzwandile | Stephen Kent

  • Tyour Gnaoua & Ray Lema | Bushmen of the Kalahari | Pete Lockett

  • Yangeyange Arts | Hukwe Zawose | Stella Chiweshe | Brice Wassy | Changuito

  • Madosini | Amampondo | Naby Camara | Madala Kunene | Airto Moreira

  • Nii Tettey Tetteh & Kusun Ensemble | Mabi Thobejane | Rhythm Devils


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Sounds Of Africadeus Pt. 1 – “Family Trees”

Deep and enchanting Afro Roots with a dynamic emotional sound
 
🎧 Listening Options:

1. Online Streaming (click the ▶ Play button on Soundcloud player) – *Lo-Fi Quality* MP3 128 kbps
2. Download MP3 (click on the 📥 button on Soundcloud player) – *Standard Quality* MP3 320 kbps
3. Digital Album (click on the 💳 Bandcamp link under player) – *High Quality* WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC
4. Purchase CD (click the 💳 Buy Now button found under the description) – Coming Soon via Kunaki
 

        

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Sounds Of Africadeus Pt. 2 – “Soul Migrations”

Light and melodic Afro Roots with a soft dream-like atmosphere
 
🎧 Listening Options:

1. Online Streaming (click the ▶ Play button on Soundcloud player) – *Lo-Fi Quality* MP3 128 kbps
2. Download MP3 (click on the 📥 button on Soundcloud player) – *Standard Quality* MP3 320 kbps
3. Digital Album (click on the 💳 Bandcamp link under player) – *High Quality* WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC
4. Purchase CD (click the 💳 Buy Now button found under the description) – Coming Soon via Kunaki
 

        

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Sounds Of Africadeus Pt. 3 – “Rhythm Safari”

Dark and percussive Afro Roots with a unique tribal-jazz flavour
 
🎧 Listening Options:

1. Online Streaming (click the ▶ Play button on Soundcloud player) – *Lo-Fi Quality* MP3 128 kbps
2. Download MP3 (click on the 📥 button on Soundcloud player) – *Standard Quality* MP3 320 kbps
3. Digital Album (click on the 💳 Bandcamp link under player) – *High Quality* WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC
4. Purchase CD (click the 💳 Buy Now button found under the description) – Coming Soon via Kunaki
 

        

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Forest Tracks: Hi-Fi Sounds From The Bush (Pt. 1)

Two part series of historic South // Central // East // Afro Roots field recordings and studio selections.
 
🎧 Listening Options:

1. Online Streaming (click the ▶ Play button on Soundcloud player) – *Lo-Fi Quality* MP3 128 kbps
2. Download MP3 (click on the 📥 button on Soundcloud player) – *Standard Quality* MP3 320 kbps
3. Digital Album (click on the 💳 Bandcamp link under player) – *High Quality* WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC
4. Purchase CD (click the 💳 Buy Now button found under the description) – Coming Soon via Kunaki
 

        

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Forest Tracks: Hi-Fi Sounds From The Bush (Pt. 2)

📝 Track Listing:

1. Kanyok Tribe – Mangaay
2. The Baoulé Tribe – Male Chorus and Harp
3. Ethnie Sonye – Guitare
4. Kwabena Nyama – Mahahadu
5. Stephen Tsotsi Kasumali – Banakatekwe
6. Amando Muwane – He Wena Mani
7. Jacquot Mokete – Sutha Tseleng
8. Tromba & Bilo (Trance Rituals) – Rombolava
9. Tromba & Bilo (Trance Rituals) – Saribara
10. Wagogo Tribe – Mbui Mbui
11. Ituri Pygmies – Mama Yangu
12. Toro – Losungu Bakali
13. Mbenzélé Pygmies – Chant de chasse a l’elephant
14. Efé Pygmies – Duo de likembe
15. Aka Pygmies – Mbela
16. Ju’hoansi Bushmen – N!ani
17. Ndau – Mandowa I
18. Ndau – Mandowa II
19. Ngoma Roots Band – Twalumba (Thank You)
20. Ambuya Nyati – Karigamombe
 
🎧 Listening Options:

1. Online Streaming (click the ▶ Play button on Soundcloud player) – *Lo-Fi Quality* MP3 128 kbps
2. Download MP3 (click on the 📥 button on Soundcloud player) – *Standard Quality* MP3 320 kbps
3. Digital Album (click on the 💳 Bandcamp link under player) – *High Quality* WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC
4. Purchase CD (click the 💳 Buy Now button found under the description) – Coming Soon via Kunaki