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Riverboat Records: Rhythm of the River

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A 17-cut sampler from Riverbeat Records, a world music imprint founded in 1989, Rhythm of the River features tracks from several of the label's artists, including Mozambique's multi-generational Mabulu ("Bula Bula"), Calcutta's Debashish Bhattacharya ("Aanandam"), Cuba's Sierra Maestra ("El Son No Puede Fallar") and Guinean Mory Kanté (the radio edit of "Diananko"). It's an impressive roster from a great label, and this well-sequenced sampler makes for an ideal introduction to what Riverbeat brings to the table.

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