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ARTIST
TITLE
The African Typic Collection
FORMAT
CD

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STEW 012CD STEW 012CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/11/2017

1989 release. A brilliant synthesis of Cameroonian makossa, Congolese soukous, and American disco, Sam Fan Thomas's "African Typic Collection" was an enormous hit all over Africa and in African émigré communities around the world in 1984 and for years after. It remains a dance-party favorite to this day, an enduring phenomenon on the order of "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'". African Typic Collection includes two more hits by Thomas, along with tracks by two other stars of the super-makossa style, Charlotte Mbango and Koko Ateba, as well as Tam Tam 2000's popular "Zouk En Avant", which connects the Cape Verdean islands to the Caribbean Islands. African Typic Collection is tropical dance music at its hottest.