The World is Romantic: Africa

 

Please see the introduction if you haven’t already. Alternatively read on…

ALGERIA – JJ72
Song of the same name by GNAWA DIFFUSION
ANGOLA – CARL CRAIG AND PEPE BRADOCK
Song of the same name by CESARIA EVORA and WAYNE SHORTER
HERE IN ANGOLA – AL STEWART

CONTOS DE BENIN – ARA KETU
PORT OF BENIN – WINSTON ROSE
BOTSWANA – ADJ
BOTSWANA BEDUIN – LINDSTROM
BREAK YOUR CHAINS AND RETURN TO BOTSWANA – MR RAOUL K
BURKINA FASO – ATSUSHI YANO
Song of the same name by EASY & THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE
BURUNDI – JOSH
BURUNDI BLACK – BURUNDI BLACK
BURUNDI BLUES – BEATS INTERNATIONAL

CAMEROON – MBIDA DOUGLAS
AU PIED DU MONT CAMEROUN – FRANCIS BEBEY
CAMEROON MASSIF! – RAMJAC CORPORATION
UNTITLED DEEP FROM CAMEROON – TIMO CAMILLO
CAPE VERDE – GEORGE ROBERT, TOM HARRELL
CABOVERDEANO N’ANGOLA – CESARIA
THE CAPE VERDEAN BLUES – THE HORACE SILVER QUINTET
CHAD (nothing yet)
COMOROS (nothing yet)
*plenty of things with the title Comoros but no actual song
CONGO – GENESIS
CONGO MAN – BILLY IDOL
CONGO MULENCE – MACHITO AND HIS ORCHESTRA
CONGO PEPPER – PELHAM GODDARD AND CHARLIE’S ROOTS

DJIBOUTI – JEAN PAUL VIGNON
AIR OF DJIBOUTI – STOJCHE
ZEILA DJIBOUTI – MUSLIMGAUZE
DJIBOUTIEN OU PRESQUE – GUY BAGNOL

EGYPT – KATE BUSH
Songs of the same name by FSOL, MENTAL AS ANYTHING, SYRIA, JAH WOBBLE
CHARLIE CHAN IN EGYPT – MICHAEL FRANKS
CRAZY EGYPT – JOHN CALE
EGYPT LOVE TRANCE – HOWARD JONES
LETTER FROM EGYPT – MORTEN HARKET
LITTLE EGYPT – THE COASTERS
Cover by JAMES REYNE
OUT OF EGYPT, INTO THE GREAT LAUGH OF MANKIND, AND I SHAKE THE DIRT FROM MY SANDLES AS I RUN – SUFJAN STEVENS
SPIRITS OF ANCIENT EGYPT – WINGS
UPPER EGYPT AND LOWER EGYPT – PHAROAH SANDERS
EGYPTIAN REGGAE – JONATHAN RICHMAN AND THE MODERN LOVERS
EGYPTIAN SONG – RUFUS FT CHAKA KHAN
MY EGYPTIAN COUCH – AL STEWART
PALE ELEGANT EGYPTIAN – MUSLIMGAUZE
WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN – THE BANGLES
ETHIOPIA – JONI MITCHELL
Songs of the same name by BILL LASWELL, MARCUS MILLER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
RADIO ETHIOPIA – PATTI SMITH GROUP
ETHIOPIAN RHAPSODY – ASWAD
MY ETHIOPIAN BOY – OFRA HAZA

GATES OF GABON – HIGH WOLF
VIVE LE GABON – LES GABONAIS
GAMBIA – VIVKY BLAIN
GAMBIAN GIRLS – SIZZLA
GHANA – DORSIA
GHANIAN SUNSET – LVX NOVA
GUINEAN SONG – HUGH MASEKELA
*The COCTEAU TWINS song ‘Aikea-Guinea’ is sadly not representative of the country.

IVORY COAST
*album by Bob James contains no title track
COTE D’IVOIRE – THE IVORY COAST
UN PETIT IVORIEN – FRANCIS BEBEY

KENYA – MACHITO AND HIS ORCHESTRA
LONG BED FROM KENYA – JOAN BAEZ

LESOTHO – TOUANE
LESOTHO DREAMS – HAJI
THE FINGER OF LESOTHO – PATRIK FITZGERALD + 3
KHUTSANA EA LESOTHO – TAU EA MATSEKHA
LIBERIA – PAOPAO FEAT. PRIZES
LIBERIAN GIRL – MICHAEL JACKSON
LIBYA – MUSLIMGAUZE
LIBYA – *ARABIC TITLING WORDS: NABIL EL FAROKI, VOCALS: HASHEM EL
HOUNI
*MUSLIMGAUZE’s ‘Libya Tour Guide’ album has beautiful artwork but no title song.

MADAGASCAR – GUNS N’ ROSES
Songs of the same name by ART OF TRANCE, EQUAL LOCAL and WEATHER REPORT
MALAWI BLUES / NJIRA – MALIA
BOOGALOO SERA MALI – MARAVILLAS DE MALI
MALI CUBA – AFROCUBISM
*collaboration between Malian and Cuban musicians
MALI DJE – ALI FARKE TOURE
MARAVILLAS DE MALI – MARAVILLAS DE MALI
ORCHESTRA MALI, ET DEVOTIONEM – SUMMUM
RADIO MALI – ALI FARKA TOURE
Song of the same name by MARAVILLAS DE MALI
WELCOME TO MALI – AMADOU & MARIAM
MAURITANIA – BEN ALLISON & MEDICINE WHEEL
MAURITANIA MY BELOVED COUNTRY – KHALIFA OULD EIDE AND DIMI MINT ABBA
SONATA BANC D’ARGUIN: MAURITANIA
WESTERN SAHARA TO MAURITANIA – GROUP DOUEH
WHY WE DON’T WE LIVE IN MAURITANIA – THE LOUD FAMILY
MAURITIUS – BLACKA DISCO MENTAL
Song of the same name by MANU P & JORGE ROMEO
MOROCCO – MARK SPIRO
Song of the same name by STANLEY CLARKE, AL DI MEOLA, JEAN-LUC PONTY
CARRY ME BACK TO OLD MOROCCO – WAS (NOT WAS)
EL MOROCCO – SANTANA
RADIO MOROCCO – PULSE 8
MOROCCAN LEMON CHADOR – MUSLIMGAUZE
MOROCCAN NIGHTS – ACUTE LOGIC
MOROCCAN PEOPLES REVOLUTIONARY BOWLS CLUB – BLUR
MOROCCAN SUNSET – JOE SATRIANI
MOZAMBIQUE – BOB DYLAN
TALES OF MOZAMBIQUE – COUNT OSSIE AND MYSTIC REVELATION OF RASTAFARI
VISIT FROM MOZAMBIQUE – THIRD WORLD

NAMIBIA – LIBERATION GROUP
Song of the same name by ROBERT WYATT with the SWAPO SINGERS
NAMIBIAN SUNSET – THOMAS CHAPIN
NIGER – MALI MUSIC
Song of the same name by AFEL BOCOUM AND ALKIBAR
NIGER OIL – AL QUETZ
MADE IN NIGERIA – KIO
NIGERIA GO SURVIVE – VENO
VIVA NIGERIA – FELA KUTI
NIGERIAN JUJU HILIFE – PHAROAH SANDERS
NIGERIAN MARKETPLACE – THE OSCAR PETERSON TRIO
NIGERIAN REGGAE – COUNT OSSIE AND MYSTIC REVELATION OF RASTAFARI

RWANDA – WARMER MILKS
Song of the same name by FRANCIS BEBEY
RWANDA NZIZA – PINK MARTINI AND THE VON TRAPPS

SENEGAL – DESIRE MOZAMBE AND HIS BAND
Song of the same name by HELVETIC NERDS, KOONO, KYOTA, HAKAN LIDBO, WAGEBLE
GOODBYE SENEGAL – ROUX BAND
MEMORIES OF SENEGAL – ERNEST RANGLIN
SENEGAL TASSO – MATH SAMBA
SENEGALESE STOMP – CLARENCE WILLIAMS BLUE SEVEN
ATAYA (SENEGALESE TEA) – POSITIVE BLACK SOUL
SEYCHELLES – CUSCO
SEYCHELLES, OH MON SEYCHELLES – DAVID PHILOE
SIERRA LEONE – COCONUT ROUGH
Song of the same name by AGENT K & BELLA
A LETTER FROM SIERRA LEONE – FRANCIS BEBEY
DIAMONDS FROM SIERRA LEONE – KAYNE WEST
SOMALIA – BILLY HARPER
SOMALIAN PIRATES – AL QUETZ
SOUTH AFRICA – IAN GILLAN
Song of the same name by FRANO, MIGHTY TRAVELLERS, REVELATION TIME
1976 IN SOUTH AFRICA – TIMO CAMILLO
ON LIBERTY ROAD (FOR SOUTH AFRICA) – SPYRO GYRA
SOUTH AFRICA HOUSE – DISCO STUDENTS
SOUTH AFRICA, WHAT’S UP? – POTTS
SUNSHINE (SOUTH AFRICA) – THE JAMAICA BOYS
SOUTH AFRICA’S FINEST – AFRO MELT
ANATOMY OF A SOUTH AFRICAN VILLAGE – DOLLAR BRAND TRIO
SOUTH AFRICAN MAN – HAMILTON BOHANNON
SUDAN – THICK PIGEON
Song of the same name by SARDINE V
SUDAN VILLAGE – SEALS AND CROFTS
SUDAN-EL-GHAZAL – MUSLIMGAUZE
SUDANESE LIPS – THE TAXPAYERS
SWAZILAND – ERNEST RANGLIN
Song of the same name by PATRICK DOYLE
BLUES FOR HIS MAJESTY KING SOBHUZA OF SWAZILAND – ABDULLAH IBRAHIM
GOODBYE SWAZILAND – PATRICK DOYLE
SWAZILAND REMEMBERED – JEANIE GREENE
SWAZI LADY – PERCY SLEDGE

TANZANIA – TATUNANE
LITTLE TANZANIAN MOUNTAIN TRAM CLAMBERING SLOWLY UPWARD – GABOR PRESSER
POGO IN TOGO – SPORTFREUNDE STILLER
MORE OF THE SAME (TUNISIA) – VATICAN SHADOW
NIGHT IN TUNISIA – MASEKELA
Cover by MILES DAVIS and by ANDY SUMMERS / VICTOR BIGLIONE
TUNISIAN RIDE – STICKY JONES GANG
TUNISIAN NIGHTS – DUBRAZIL
TUNISIAN TWIST – PATRIK FITZGERALD + 3

UGANDA – YUSUF ALI AND THE REVOLUTIONARIES
UGANDA EXPRESS – ARADO AND DEN ISHU

ZAMBIA – RIKKI LLILONGA
ZIMBABWE – BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
Song of the same name by MILES DAVIS
Also ZIMBABWAE (alternate spelling) by TONI CHILDS
LETTER FROM ZIMBABWE – AUSTRALIAN CRAWL

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