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602 “Nga Ba Compensadora” by Pedro Lima
9·2 “Classic Africana from São Tomé and Príncipe”
First released on his “África Minha Terra” album in 1987. Featured on the compilation “Léve Léve : Sao Tomé & Principe Sounds 70s-80s Vol.1” (Les Disques Bongo Joe BJR-040) late in 2019.
– This should gently soothe, following on from yesterday's tense affair. I collected my first ever record from São Tomé and Príncipe earlier this year, a wonderful compilation packed with gems that I'd thoroughly recommend. As the CD says: The two Portuguese-speaking African islands of Sao Tomé & Principe, located in the Gulf of Guinea, created an unique music called Puxa; a refined mixture of various musical components from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A blend of Semba, Merengue, Kompas, Soukouss, Coladeira patterns, often pushing forward with a voodoo-like energy, solid bass lines, delicate melodies and backing harmonies of the rich Sao Tomean melodic traditions. Very first compilation focusing on the golden age of these island’s sounds, the 16 tracks selected will surely set fire on all dance floors.
Get it at Bandcamp