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ARTIST
TITLE
Colonial Dance Bands: Kenya, Tanganyika, Portuguese East Africa, Northern Rhodesia, Belgian Congo 1950 & 1952
FORMAT
CD

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SWP 031CD SWP 031CD
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RELEASE DATE
9/2/2014

2006 release. This album presents a variety of African bands playing dance music during the colonial period. Recorded in the British colonies of Kenya, Tanganyika and Northern Rhodesia, Portuguese East Africa, and Belgian Congo. Some bands were professional outfits playing to Europeans, mostly in hotels, others were enthusiastic amateurs. Each and every one was a pioneer in their way, and deserves tremendous respect for that alone. Number 20 in the series "Historical recordings by Hugh Tracey." Includes a 20-page booklet.