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 Mothers' Garden (Funky Sounds of Female Africa) - Mothers' Garden (The Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1975 - 1984)   

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Release Date:07/13/2018;Notes:Vinyl LP pressing. We are excited to be launching this on Women's Day 2018 as our way to highlight the incredible, yet under-acknowledged musical contribution that African women have given to the funky sounds of Africa. Taking our cue from the Alice Walker essay In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, the creative sparks that inspired this collection of songs were formed in their Mothers' Gardens by Mothers who paved the way for their daughters to keep the creativity of black women alive through their strength and resilience. Whilst we have a bit more of a message with this one, we wouldn't be Africa Seven if it wasn't damn funky at the same time! We kick things off with the infectious sound of South-African Letta Mbulu. Letta started her career playing alongside fellow heavyweights Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela as cast members of King Kong in the 1950's and has since gone on to become one of the most influential south-African artists, even featuring on Michael Jackson songs, as well as being recognized for her contribution both musically and to that of the country's liberation struggles. And the excitement continues from that point onwards.;Track List:1. Kilimandjaro Take Us Higher (Letta Mbulu);2. Enyin (Uta Bella);3. Ani Kewa Jo (Mona Finni);4. Nou Ke Sa Inmew (Cida Desvarieu);5. Time Waits for No One (Christy);6. Tango (Akofa Akoussah);7. Tala Tala (Carmen Ezumah);8. Danger (The Lijadu Sisters);9. Kilimanjoro (Bakambi N'kela);10. Xica Da Silva (Miriam Makeba)

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