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28-05-2014, 15:58
Folk | Ethnic | FLAC / APE

V.A. – 2 Beat ! Apartheid (1990)

Artist: Various Artists
Title Of Album: 2 Beat ! Apartheid · The Top Groups Of Southern Africa
Year Of Release: 1990
Label: Piranha PIR 29-2
Genre: World · Folk · Soul · Jazz
Quality: MP3 | FLAC
Bitrate: VBR 0 | 16Bit/44kHz
Total Size: 134 MB | 383 MB
Total Time: 73:00
Website: Discogs

01. Sipho Mabuse • Jive Soweto '90 • 4:50
02. Orchestra Marrabenta Star De Moзambique • Matilde • 5:15
03. Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits • Tumirayi Shoko • 4:46
04. Orquestra Os Jovens Do Prenda • Mukila Wй • 6:51
05. Soul Brothers • Matombazane • 6:41
06. Stella Rambisai Chiweshe • Chigamba • 7:58
07. Noise Khanyile & Amagugu Akwazulu • Mamma Siyanuka • 3:22
08. Orchestra Marrabenta Star De Moзambique Feat. Wazimbo • Nwahulwana • 6:48
09. Sipho Mabuse • Free South Africa • 5:19
10. Orquestra Os Jovens Do Prenda • Harmonizaзгo Y Amnistia • 6:35
11. Soul Brothers • Sibongile • 4:06
12. Noise Khanyile • Sikelela • 4:12
13. Orquestra Os Jovens Do Prenda • Makame • 6:17

In the 90ies the "Heimatklänge Festival" (Festival for the sounds of the homeland) was staged in Berlin every summer during the 6 or 7 weeks of school holidays. The bands were invited for 1 week each, and every year they came from a different corner of the world. They played on an open air stage or in a big circus tent next to it depending on the weather. Their first show was always on a Wednesday and would be transmitted live by a local radio station, so people knew what to expect on the following weekend. In addition each band visited the studio of that radio station to record a couple of songs that were released on CD after the festival. You'll never get better recordings of these African bands as they simply can't afford a studio of this quality. I have some more of these radio transmissions on tape, you find them in another post.
In 1990 the fight against Apartheid was still going strong and for that year bands from the southern countries of Africa were invited in order to support their fight. Please remember that the political situation in Berlin was very special in that period. Earlier there were 2 German countries, East and West, with a communist and a capitalist system, divided by the wall – if you tried to cross it without permission you got shot. In 1989 the East German system collapsed and the wall was opened, almost causing a new war between the russian army in East Germany and the Allied troops in the West.
And in that atmosphere came these bands from Africa, playing music from their homelands, fighting against apartheid that divided their countries and societies.

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