AFROLATIN VIA KINSHASA

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Yesterday my friend visiting from Paris complained that all her friends here are raging alcoholics — she’d forgotten the desperate bent to good times in NYC. Here’s some sweet hangover soul restoration music from Afrolatin Via Kinshasa, a 2 CD compilation featuring Congolese guitars, Africans singing in Spanish, lots of Franco, etc. The liner notes are information-rich, but since I’m time-starved I haven’t had a chance to absorb their discussion of Cuban music’s influence (via sailors) in Kinshasa and beyond. But it sure sounds good:

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Grand KallĂ© & African Team – Valentina Valentino

Now back to the music of pots & pans across Spain. #SpanishRevolution

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