Analog Africa's 'Angola Soundtrack 2: Hypnosis, Distortions & Other Sonic Innovations 1969​-​1978'

Analog Africa drops Angola Soundtrack 2 1969​-​1978,' the sequel to its critically acclaimed compilation from a golden age in Angola's music history.

Continuing to unearth rare musical finds from the continent, Analog Africa dug deeper for a sequel to its critically acclaimed Angola compilation released back in 2010. Angola Soundtrack 2 unveils 21 additional tracks from a renaissance period in Angola's music history– the years 1969-1978 in which rhythms from Luanda's islands converged with psychedelic imports from the Congolese guitar along with Latin grooves, Caribbean merengue and Angola's carnival bands to create a distinctly Angolan form. The follow-up compilation boasts of lesser known cuts from the likes of Rebita, Semba and Kazukuta. Check below to stream the latest from Analog Africa via their newly launched bandcamp.

Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

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There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

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