Madrid, Spain – Kelson Music has released Hijos de Africa (Sons of Africa) by Madjoka. It is a compilation album by the legendary band formed by musicians from Equatorial Guinea and Angola, which includes some of the best material, including classics such as “Mirada Asesina” and “Traidor,” as well as recent pieces like “Este Muro no se Cae.” It includes two previously unreleased songs, “Children of the sea” and “En el corredor de la muerte” and the music video “España va bien”. The band’s leader, Juan Manuel Luembe, “Chielo,” comes from the paradise island of Corisco, across from Bata (Equatorial Guinea). He is a master dancer, who learned the rituals of dance and percussion practiced in his island and has led some of its dance groups. He is joined by the power ol vocals of Angolan Francisco.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.