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Forgotten Guitars from Mozambique: Portuguese East Africa 1955, '56, '57
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CD

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SWP 025CD SWP 025CD
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RELEASE DATE
9/16/2014

2003 release. Aside from Katanga in the Congo and the Zambian Copperbelt, southern Mozambique also developed its own distinctive guitar sound in the '50s -- the roots of marrabenta. Listen to the enigmatic Feliciano Gomes sing about the problems of getting children, the promiscuity of women, snobbism, jealousy, the supernatural, enjoy Aurelio Kowano's virtuoso rhythm guitar playing, and others -- now no longer forgotten. Historical recordings by Hugh Tracey. Includes a 20-page booklet.