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AfrikanGuitarStrophy

by Wanaku & SUNplug'd

Wanaku draws inspiration from indigenous/tribal/aboriginal music from all over the world. His unique finger-picking style on the guitar, adds a new sonic perspective to each song.
Genre: World: African
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1. Danz of the Bumblebeez
Wanaku
5:04 $0.99
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2. Wake Up!
Wanaku
4:36 $0.99
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3. Fire On The Mountain
Wanaku
5:18 $0.99
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4. Malaika
Wanaku
4:35 $0.99
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5. Long Time No See
Wanaku
3:56 $0.99
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6. Strangers in this World
Wanaku
4:40 $0.99
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7. Moskito Danz
Wanaku
3:28 $0.99
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8. OO le le !!
Wanaku
5:40 $0.99
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9. Bakassi Chant
Wanaku
3:47 $0.99
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10. Danz of the Bumblebeez (Instr)
Wanaku
5:00 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Wanaku draws inspiration from indigenous/tribal/aboriginal music. Bio: Wanaku comes from KOM, a Kingdom tribe perched on the grassfield highlands (over 4000ft above sea level) of the Adamawa range in West Africa.

In a region with dozens of tribes, Wanaku was exposed to multi-cultural traditions through dialects, tribal live music, dance and performance arts festivals that unfortunately are not promoted enough to make a difference in the lives of the people today.

Looking beyond the release of "AfrikanGuitarStrophy", Wanaku hopes to set up an ArtistHelp organization that would provide aboriginal creative artists a framework in which to streamline their art projects and make them sustainable in the long term.

Music schools in ethnic/tribal areas sounds like an oxymoron, but in a changing world, it helps to mirror the local culture - using available tools - to give the younger generation a chance to develop an interest in the preservation of the oral and musical traditions of their ancestors.

"The Shining Teeth Boyz'nGirlz Choir of Ibalikumato" would have as their mission: to perform tribal music, song, and dance all over the world and to help preserve these traditions/customs.

Artist's Statement: Drawing on a culturally rich past and passionate vision for the future, Wanaku lives in the moment. "The show must go on".

Recent Works:
AfrikaWanda (1991)
Save Afrika (2000).
AfrikanGuitarStrophy (2006)

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sayangcg

Uplifting, upbeat, danceable and gentle sounds coupled with picturesque lyrics
Uplifting, upbeat, danceable and gentle sounds come through in Wanaku's work. Beautiful intrumentation and picturesque lyrics transported me to images of the beauty, people and life in the West African countryside. Wanaku brings traditional African music to the present and alive! Great music for adults and kids alike.... anywhere in the world!
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Yvonne Gomez from Radio Singapore International

Great jazzy African country music!
An excellent, easy-listening album which achieves its intended purpose admirably - to transport the listener to Mother Africa!
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G. Wilson

Superb Effort - Congratulations
The more I listen to this music, the more I'm drawn into a very relaxed place. My 21 year old Flamenco guitar playing son loves it. Thanks Wanaku
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Bernadette

A lovely blend that eases the mind and the heart.
This new album covers a lot of territories. From the Americas, to Europe and back to Africa. Anyone who gets their hands on this cd will enjoy it greatly. It is worldly, contemporary, colorful and smooth.
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Nkwain, J

This piece is a perfert tale of a dedicated culturalist. Wanaku - keep it up.
Efforts like this one will go a long way to provide encouragement for the many talented African Musicians lost is the continent. The congas together with the acoustics move me to want to take some few merenge dance steps. Congratulations Wanaku.
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G. Bownik

African smooth jazz
I really enjoyed listening to it yesterday. Both my wife and I really like jazz and we thought of your music as something like African smooth jazz.
Greg
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MatPat

This is just perfect.
I couldn't just stop listening to it. It is a well crafted piece with outstanding correlation which has characterized WANAKU's works. A lot of flare and color. The rhythm and harmony paints a clear picture of the high grass fields of British Cameroons where the music originates. Good job WANAKU.
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S. Patel

Carries you away...
AfrikanGuitarStrophy takes you to a different place. The smooth sounds and energizing beats make you want to just get up and move. Fantastic work!
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PA BALI

What a wonderful piece!
WANAKU, what a great job and a surprise to me. You hit it just at the target. Brother, let's keep the light burning.
Once more, a fantanstic piece. Congratulations and thank you for the hardwork.

PA BALI.
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H. Theriault

This is a great album!
This album is great. It combines traditional sounds with cutting-edge and innovative guitar work, producing a fresh, vibrant sound. It's well worth a listen, for those interested in African-based music as well as those who just like good music.
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