The Tantalizing Grooves of 1970s Angola

Various Artists

Angola Soundtrack 2 – Hypnosis, Distortions & Other Sonic Innovations 1969-1978 (Analog Africa AACD 075, 2013)

The second installment of Angolan music from Analog Africa presents a large list of Angolan talent from the 1970s. Angola Soundtrack 2 was selected by the label manager, Samy Ben Redjeb.

The Angolan music scene throughout the 1970s was supported by three record labels that produced around 800 limited records, primarily. You’ll find a mix of Angolan rhythms, Congolese rumba-style guitar, some psychedelia and influences from Brazil, and the Caribbean.

Highlights are the irresistible ‘N’Hoca’ by Tony Von, the instrumental ‘Bina’ by Jovens do Prenda, and the fabulous guitar and drums of ‘Fatimita’ ofy Urbano de Castro.

The CD version comes with a 44-page booklet with material acquired in coordination with the National Library of Luanda and the art magazine “Note E Dia.” It includes newspaper clips, rare photos of the bands on stage and printed interviews from the 70s.

Angola Soundtrack 2 presents an extraordinary array of musical sounds from one of the most creative periods in recent Angolan history.

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About Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel 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. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled "Los sueños de Angélica.".