Amara Touré

1973 - 1980

Style: Afro-cuban
Format: 2xLP, Gatefold
Release Year: 2016

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“Latin music, is it really foreign to us Africans? I don’t think so. Listen to the drums, to the rhythm. It all seems very close to us – it feels like it’s our own culture,” declared enigmatic singer Amara Touré. In the 40s, the groove of Son Montuno and Patchanga was brought to West Africa by Cuban sailors. These styles were immediately adopted by the local music scene that did not hesitate to embrace the Caribbean sound, mixed it with their own folklore, and, in the process, created something new.

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