The tremendous variety of music that was pressed to shellac discs on the continent of Africa is truly astonishing. Popular songs, topical songs, work songs, comic songs, songs of worship, ritual, dance and praise – the sheer range of musical styles resists any easy categorization, just as African geography itself resists boundaries. 'Opika Pende: Africa at 78 rpm' is a four-disc collection featuring 100 tracks taken from rare 78 rpm recordings of African music – from 1909 to the mid-1960s – none of which have ever been issued on CD until now.
Atlanta, 2013, 15 x 20 cm, illustrated, 112 pp. Hardback & CD.