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.


11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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