2013 Honorable Mention Pick 15

Orchestra Super Mazembe: Mazembe @ 45RPM Volume 1 (Sterns, 2013)

The guitar playing on this Kenyan soukous record is borderline mind blowing and the vocal harmonies are sweet, sophisticated and beautiful.

I would most definitely make this record a must have except I wanted to hear more drums.  You get snare and some hi hat, but not the fulling of a drummer and his whole kit.

There’s an album by Orquestra Baobob (another band I highly recommend) where the rhythm and the melody is more balanced and the record is just out of this world.

Great record for the summer, check it out.

And you can purchase here off the Sterns website

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