Somewhere in Afrika, an ode to Mann's home country of South Africa, contains a formula that is atypical of Manfred Mann's Earth Band sound. With rhythms that combine an African flavor with a modern rock feel, vocalist Mick Rogers takes over on vocals with the number 22 hit "Runner," released as the album's only single. Tracks such as "Demolition Man" and "Eyes of Nostradamus" are model Earth Band efforts, but the compelling material lies in songs such as "Lalela," "Koze Kobenini," and the title track, which conveys Mann's love for his birthplace without sounding overly pretentious or manufactured. The instrumentation is solid and free-flowing, with drums and other percussion work coming to the forefront while maintaining the group's atmosphere as a rock band.
Hello Afrika (The Album) is a 1990 album from Swedish-based Nigerian artist Dr. Alban. it was his debut album, and produced by Denniz Pop and released on the label SweMix Records…
A Jewish family in Germany emigrate short before the Second World War. They move to Kenya to start running a farm, but not all members of the family come to an arrangement with their new life. Shortly after their departure, things are changing in Germany very quickly, and a turning back seems impossible. So everyone has to arrange himself with the new life in a new continent.
Gabriel Erkoreka was born in Bilbao, Spain, in 1969. He has so far produced four works for solo instrument and orchestra, all of which are presented here. Implied, or imagined, folk music is at the heart of Erkoreka’s thought, but folkish elements are subsumed into the composer’s language, reframing them in a new sound space. The soloists act as part of textures as much as they act as foreground soloists, and it is this dialogue that enables an analogy to be made between the dynamics of solo/orchestra and that of individual/society.
Africa, the cradle of humanity, the heart of the earth, the black continent, where the sun shines almost vertically from the sky. Fascinating landscapes, a unique, diverse wildlife that has adapted perfectly to the conditions, plants that are found nowhere else in our world - a breathtaking diversity of species in a natural setting. Join us in the land of sun, wander infinitely wide savanna, watch elephants and giraffes at waterhole, marvel at lions, zebras, hippos and much more. Let us show by the locals Namibia their Africa - and the first hand in real 3D!