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  1. Africa: Music from the Nonesuch Explorer Series Digital MP3 Album

    Explorer Series: Africa
    Africa: Music from the Nonesuch Explorer Series Digital MP3 Album

    $9.00
    An overview of all 13 of the Explorer Series albums from Africa and featuring an assortment of musics from throughout the continent, these 16 tracks illuminate one of the world’s richest sources of musical creativity in all its bracing variety.
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  2. East Africa: Ceremonial & Folk Music Digital MP3 Album

    Explorer Series: Africa
    East Africa: Ceremonial & Folk Music Digital MP3 Album

    $8.00
    A thousand-mile journey across East Africa in music, this album features an astonishing variety of drumming, instrumental, and vocal music, from the celebratory to the reflective, from Uganda, Kenya, and the Wagogo land in central Tanzania.
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  3. West Africa: Drum, Chant & Instrumental Music Digital MP3 Album

    Explorer Series: Africa
    West Africa: Drum, Chant & Instrumental Music Digital MP3 Album

    $9.00
    From the semi-arid bush country of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso comes the energetic, animated ceremonial and ritual music performed here by professional musicians including pitched-drum master Isah Hamani; also featuring field recordings of simple work songs, minst...
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  4. Zimbabwe: The African Mbira / Music of the Shona People Digital MP3 Album

    Explorer Series: Africa
    Zimbabwe: The African Mbira / Music of the Shona People Digital MP3 Album

    $9.00
    The mbira—a gourd-resonating thumb piano—is a core instrument in Shona culture first heard by many in the West on this 1971 recording, which features the playing and singing of the late Dumisani Abraham Maraire, later heard on Kronos Quartet’s grou...
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  5. Ghana: Ancient Ceremonies: Dance Music & Songs Digital MP3 Album

    Explorer Series: Africa
    Ghana: Ancient Ceremonies: Dance Music & Songs Digital MP3 Album

    $9.00
    The class of professional musicians known as griots is indispensable to Ghanaian rites and passages, as well as daily life. Through proverbs and songs, heard here, they preserve their local philosophy, code of conduct, and the events and people of a community’...
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  6. Burkina Faso: Rhythms of the Grasslands Digital MP3 Album

    Explorer Series: Africa
    Burkina Faso: Rhythms of the Grasslands Digital MP3 Album

    $9.00
    The 60 different ethnic groups of Burkina Faso all maintain unique repertoires of music and dance to accompany daily activities, rituals, and the harvest cycle. This album samples each of the country's three major cultural regions—Voltaic, Mande, and Fulani&md...
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  7. Burundi: Music from the Heart of Africa Digital MP3 Album

    Explorer Series: Africa
    Burundi: Music from the Heart of Africa Digital MP3 Album

    $9.00
    Burundian song, Hutu rhythms, and Watusi dance music in the sounds of the ikembe, stem flute, fiddle, wooden and stick zithers, and drums, are captured on this recording from 1974, just before three decades of hostilities would decimate the population and displace n...
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  8. Burkina Faso: Savannah Rhythms Digital MP3 Album
  9. Nubia: Escalay (The Water Wheel): Oud Music Digital MP3 Album

    Explorer Series: Africa
    Nubia: Escalay (The Water Wheel): Oud Music Digital MP3 Album

    $9.00
    For over three decades, Hamza El Din was known as the foremost exponent of the oud, the principal instrument of Afro-Arabic music. His 1971 album remains a high point in the Explorer collection, featuring the sensuous, rhythmic music of the Nubian culture of the Upp...
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  10. Zimbabwe: Shona Mbira Music Digital MP3 Album

    Explorer Series: Africa
    Zimbabwe: Shona Mbira Music Digital MP3 Album

    $9.00
    The second of producer Paul Berliner’s two volumes of recordings of the mbira (a gourd-resonating thumb piano and a core instrument in Shona culture), this album, from 1977, features the mbira dzavadzimu, one of the five major forms of the instrument, performe...
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