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Various Artists ‎- Léve Léve: Sao Tomé & Principe Sounds 70s-80s Vol.1

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Label: Bongo Joe

Cat No: BJR040

Format: 2 x 12" Vinyl LP Compilation

Tracklist:

A1. Africa Negra – Mino Bô Bé Quacueda

A2. Africa Negra – Zimbabwe

A3. Sangazuza – Sun Malé

A4. Os Úntuès – Chi Bô Sá Migu Di Védê

B1. Sum Alvarinho – M'konvètá Dédo

B2. Conjunto Equador – Madô

B3. Tiny Das Neves – Cladênço Padê Cluço

B4. Conjunto Mindelo – Taji Océdo

C1. Africa Negra – Aninha

C2. Pedro Lima – Nga Ba Compensadora

C3. Sangazuza – Cortição

C4. Os Úntuès – Piquina Piquina

D1. Conjunto Equador – Meu Di Plôcô

D2. Sum Alvarinho – Tólá Muandgi

D3. Pedro Lima – Esatela Licu

D4. Agrupamento Da Ilha – Bô Gossa So Txi

Bongo Joe focus on the golden age of these island’s sounds. 16 tracks selected for the dancefloors.

The two Portuguese-speaking African islands of Sao Tomé and Principe, located in the Gulf of Guinea, created a unique music called Puxa - a refined mixture of various musical components from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A blend of Semba, Merengue, Kompas, Soukouss, Coladeira patterns, often pushing forward with a voodoo-like energy, heavy bass lines, delicate melodies and backing harmonies of the rich Sao Tomean melodic traditions. Sunny, tropical vibes throughout.

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