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Hear An Hour-Long Mixtape of 1970s East African Rock 45s

Strut Records & Duncan Brooker put together a Tanzanian and East African rock 45s mixtape.

Strut Records is readying the release of Ave Africa, The Complete Recordings 1973-1976, a compilation of tracks from the short-lived but adored Tanzanian rock group Sunburst.


To commemorate the release Strut asked longtime collaborator and Nigeria 70 curator Duncan Brooker to put together an hour-long mix of East African 45s. The mix includes tracks from Sunburst and several of their contemporaries

Stream Duncan Brooker’s East African 45s Mix above and check out the track list below.

Ave Africa will be out on June 24. You can pre-order it now.

Track List

1. SUNBURST - SIMBA ANGURUMA

2. NDARA MOYO - THAT’S THE WAY

3. SALOMON NGOUA - SHE’S GOT A SNAKE

4. NGOZI FAMILY - SUKUMA SEMEJI

5. SUNBURST - BANCHIKICHA

6. AFRO 70 - PEMBENYI MOTO

7. VIJANA JAZZ BAND - DIBWEWZE ZOGOLO JANGU

8. TABORA JAZZ BAND - HASIRA HASARA

9. SUNBURST - VIJANA

10. THE AFRO-KIDS - SHOREZA INYANGE

11. THE SAFARI TRIPPERS - MWANA MPOTEVU

12. MAQUIS DU ZAIRE - KASONGO

13. CASSIM COMBO – CHAKACHA

14. THE MIGHTY CAVALIERS - DUNIA INA MAMBO

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