Friday, November 9, 2012

Premier Festival Culturel Panafricain d’Alger. Délégation de la République de Guinée. 4xLP box set published by Editions Syliphone, Conakry, Republic of Guinea, 1970.

This special release was published by cult African label Syliphone on the occasion of the 1969 Algiers festival, with performances by Archie Shepp, Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone and Black Panthers representatives, a.o. The 4 LPs collect traditional Guinean music, a Guinean jazz orchestra, Marxist dictator Ahmed Sékou Touré reading his Poème Militant, and a disc by famous Mandinka singer Sory Kandia Kouyaté (1933-1977).


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