Various Artists

Rough Guide to the Music of Africa

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The Rough Guide to the Music of Africa delivers everything the title suggests, offering a fine introduction to artists like Youssou N'Dour, Lucky Dube, Miriam Makeba, Cheikh Lo, Busi Mhlongo, and Mahmoud Ahmed, as well as to the continent's diverse styles, which incorporate acoustic guitars, soulful vocals, and powerful percussion.

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