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A relaxing selection of acoustic African songs guaranteed to life your spirits! A Kahawa coffee recipe is also included with this CD – a nod to Africa being the home of the origin of coffee.
African Café by Putumayo World Music
If you enjoyed Acoustic Africa, you'll love this collection of acoustic songs from across the continent that offers even more flavours of Africa. The album starts out with sounds of Senegal in Yoro Ndiaye’s poignant “Namm Naa Leen,” in which a subtle mbalax influence flows under the heartfelt lyrics of remembering loved ones. The album then transitions to a slower tempo with a warm guitar introduction to Toto Bona Lokua’s “M’aa Kiana.” Cameroon’s Richard Bona, Congo’s Lokua Kanza, and France’s Gerard Toto have been dubbed Africa’s Crosby, Stills & Nash, and this track proves why. Listeners are quickly swept in to a gentle rhythm as the group delivers a moving ballad.
1. Yoro Ndiaye - Namm Naa Leen (Senegal)
2. Toto Bona Lokua - M'aa Kiana (Cameroon/Congo/Martinique)
3. Oliver Mtukudzi - Mukana (Zimbabwe)
4. Jaja Bashengezi - Ndule (Congo)
5. Takeifa - Yeke Yeke (Senegal)
6. Les Frères Guissé - Jikko (Senegal)
7. Winyo - Odongo (Kenya)
8. Rokia Traoré - Laidu (Mali)
9. Ray Lema with Ballou Canta, Fredy Massamba, and Rodrigo Viana - Leila (Congo/Brazil)
10. Franco et le T.P.O.K. Jazz - Likambo Ya Ngana (DR Congo)
World music record label Putumayo is committed to helping communities in the countries where the music originates and has contributed more than one million dollars to non-profit organisations around the world.