Various Artists

African Renaissance, Vol. 7: Mbube

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A two-disc set, this compilation, Mbube, is Volume 7 in the African Renaissance series from Eagle Records, and features radio transcriptions from the South African Broadcasting Corporation archives of the unique urban/rural vocal musical form known as mbube. Liner notes are scant and the sound varies, but this is delightful music. The Rounder Records collection called Mbube Roots is probably the place to start, though, to get a better-annotated and more historical feel for this amazing choral genre.

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