The Rhythms of Young Namibia

Various Artists

A Hand-full of Namibians (Nocturne/On the Corner OTCD 970, 2004)

A Hand-full of Namibians is the first compilation of artists from the
current Namibian musical scene. The refreshing new album features a wide
spectrum of talented contemporary Namibian roots music, ranging from Afro Reggae
to traditional mbira music and hip hop. The producer behind the project is Christian Polloni, a guitarist that has
worked
Papa
Wemba
,

Youssou N’Dour
,
Alpha
Blondy
, and Sam Mangwana. Polloni contacted the Windhoek School of Arts to
seek the emerging talent, cultural diversity and modernity of the young African
country.

The artists featured are Ras, Trisha, Axue, Ngatu, Yellow, Emmanuel Karumazondo,
Sharon (with Papa Wemba on backing vocals), Yellow, Dungeon Family, Emmanuel
Karumazond, Boli Mootseng, and Jackson Kaujeua.

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.

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