Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988Various

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  • 1. Nhú De Ped´Bia – Nós Criola
  • 2. Pedrinho – Nanda
  • 3. Tulipa Negra – Corpo Limpo
  • 4. Manuel Gomes – Jelivrà Bo Situaçon
  • 5. Val Xalino – Dança Dança T'Manche
  • 6. Jovino Dos Santos – Bo Ta Cool
  • 7. Abel Lima – Farmacia
  • 8. Elisio Gomes & Joachim Varela – Chump Lopes
  • 9. Nho Balta – Posse Bronck
  • 10. Tchiss Lopes – É Bô Problema
  • 11. Americo Brito – Babylon 79
  • 12. José Casimiro – Djozinho Cabral
  • 13. Kola – Lameirao
  • 14. Cabo Verde Show – Nova Coladeira
  • 15. Tam Tam 2000 – Melhor Futuro
  • 16. Pedrinho – Chema
  • 17. Dionisio Maio – Mie Fogo
  • 18. Bana – Canta Cu Alma Magoada

Through 18 diverse tracks, this compilation reveals how immigration from the Cape Verde Islands to Europe and the United States gave us an alternate history of the electronic music that was becoming hugely popular worldwide in the late 1980s. Focusing on a small cluster of islands 400 miles off the Senegalese coast, and offers an unparalleled insight into the longterm cultural splendor catalyzed by migration.

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