“Ivory Coast Soul” is back, with Djamel Hammadi aka Afrobrazilero and DJ Julien Lebrun having dug even deeper into the country's vinyl archives. They selected 13 afro-soul gems, centered mainly on the country's 70s musical output. TIP!!Ivory Coast gained its independence from France on August 7th 1960 and became a republic with a strong executive power, personified in the son of a Baoule chief, Felix Houphouët-Boigny. It has quickly become the musical center of West-Africa, attracting musicians from across the continent. The borders with Liberia,
Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana made the country, and especially Abidjan, the crossroads of millions of culture and Diasporas.
An amazing music period, when urban music transcended tribe conception, and when panafricanism wasn't a simple word, but a real philosophy and musical adventure.
The double CD is presented with a full coloured 24 pages booklet, with historical information written by Ivorian historian Anicet Boka.
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