Musique Traditionelles des Comores
Music from the Comoros! Get crazy to this collection of folk songs with upfront, dynamic singing and a stringed instrument that sounds a bit banjo-esque, something for which I have a soft spot. If you slotted this in at a square dance in 1982 Indiana, people would keep dancing. When you pitch this up during a DJ set it sounds good on the dance floor, so you could also sneak this into a more adventurous NYC disco if you know how to DJ and have a time machine.
The tape was produced by the country’s culture ministry, in conjunction with the EU.
This is the only cassette I have from this remote island nation near Madagascar and Mozambique—a.k.a. the Indian Ocean near south-east continental Africa—and it’s a compilation but if you find more let me know.
NOTE: Artists who are featured on the tape…