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Waka Waka

by CapeTown

Infectious American-African World Music featuring South African singer/bassist, Paul Petersen. Blending the melodies from Africa with the rhythms of the Carribean and US.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tribute to Elegua
1:16 $0.99
2. Gomaheh
3:50 $0.99
3. Soul Makossa
5:22 $0.99
4. N B'l Fe
3:40 $0.99
5. Yemaya
4:23 $0.99
6. Waka Waka
2:22 $0.99
7. Caboey
5:38 $0.99
8. Drum Art
4:44 $0.99
9. Precious Child
4:49 $0.99
10. Jol Uit
4:32 $0.99
11. Diena Kana Kana
4:42 $0.99
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Album Notes
From Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa to Cuba, the Caribbean and United States, "Waka Waka" beautifully blends these traditions into a melting pot of American-African celebration. South African singer, Paul Petersen delivers African melodies with conviction, originality and authenticity.

Original works , island rhythms and 3-part harmony give a fresh twist on African melodies. Horn legend, Wayne Jackson (Peter Gabriel, U2, Sting) of the Memphis Horns, contributes horn arrangements throughout the CD. The CD also features drummer, JD Blair of Victor Wooten and Shania Twain's band on a Cape Town original, "Precious Child". Produced by percussionist Jim Roberts and CapeTown, this CD is recorded with care and attention to detail. There are no loops, sequences, synths or vocal tuning employed in the making of this disc. "WakaWaka" is carefully crafted live music.

The CD features three original arrangements of Cuban/Nigerian "orisha" tributes, including Elegua, Yemaya and Chango (Caboey). It also features Manu Dibongo's, "Soul Makossa" and Salief Keita's "N B'l Fe". The title cut "Waka Waka" means sunshine and exemplifies the charter of the CD as a whole. Likewise "Gomaheh", one of Capetown's flagship numbers, uses driving "calypsou" rhythms (a coined phrase meaning calypso and soukous combined). "Drum Art" is based on a rhythm from Ghana and utilizes West African balaphon, kalimba, stick congas, and a whole battery of African and contemporary percussion.

"Diena Kana Kiena" is an arrangement of a slave song from South Africa and features South African saxophonist, Robbie Jansen. Paul Petersen features his bass, guitar and writing skills on "Jol Uit." This music is uplifting, groove - oriented and infectious. It is designed to appeal to American and African music lovers alike.

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Linda Rowland

The CD is great!
I have always enjoyed Capetown's music live and this is the next best thing! I encourage everyone to sample the offerings and then buy the CD. You won't be disappointed. The beat gets under your skin. You will find yourself moving to the music, and humming the tunes or singing the songs in your head when your not listening to the CD.


Waka Waka is Wonderful!
This is a superb CD, from the rhythms to vocals to the excellent engineering. Almost addictive, one of my most-played CDs already.

Steve Bocaranda

Waka Waka esta ESPECTACULAR!!
Soy productor de TV y la gente lo que hace es cantar Waka Waka. I'm TV producer and waka waka is great because if you listen this song one time you going to sing all day, Waka Waka is Sticky!!


Waka Waka is great
Waka Waka is a great CD. The music is fun to listen to and makes you want to dance!

Barbara Lithander

Love this sound!
This CD has some wonderfully "delicious" sounds. It's one of the best mixes I've heard. Wonderful work. Keep it up!

Bud Burford

Most enjoyable. Then I always enjoy Capetown's music.
There are many gifted artests on this CD. Paul Petersen is so skilled it is almost unbelievable. This CD is more enjoyable the more you play it.


Fantastic, Upbeat, can't keep yourself still music!
The music carries a beat that keeps you moving! I have been using
it in my wellness class. It contains music that young to old can enjoy and move to!
Thanks so much, I hope there will be more! Many Blessings to all! From BG KY! :o)