African Guitar Summit African Guitar Summit
- Released: May 17, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Cbc
- 1.Obaa y Ewa - Pa Joe
- 2.Malembo - Donne Robert
- 3.Mwajuma - Adam Solomon
- 4.Cette Vie - Alpha Yaya Diallo
- 5.Zanahary - Madagascar Slim
- 6.Urwibutso - The Mighty Popo
- 7.Pesa Ni Unfunguo - Adam Solomon
- 8.Djarabi - Alpha Yaya Diallo
- 9.Sadebake - Donne Robert
- 10.Nyame Somafe - Pa Joe
- 11.Mwembo - The Mighty Popo
- 12.Nabhoran - Alpha Yaya Diallo
- 13.Salama - Madagascar Slim
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: The Mighty Popo, Adam Solomon (vocals, guitar, claves); Alpha Yaya Diallo (vocals, guitar); Kofi Ackah (vocals, congas, shaker, percussion); Theo Boakye (vocals); Naby "Papus" Camera (balafon).
Audio Mixer: Todd Fraracci.
Liner Note Authors: Todd Fraracci; Doctor John Collins.
Recording information: Studio 211 CBC, Toronto, Canada (02/25/2004-02/27/2004).
Illustrator: Kurt Swinghammer.
Photographer: Todd Fraracci.
Translator: Charles Metz.
African Guitar Summit was a project created in 2004 under the guidance of a Canadian CBC radio station that invited several Canadian-based African-born musicians to do a series of collective recordings and performances. All nine performers were selected based on their personal interpretations of guitar music of their respective native countries, which included Guinea, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, and Madagascar. The material for African Guitar Summit was conceived and recorded in just three days, and the newly formed project followed through with a number of well-received performances. African Guitar Summit proved successful with world music lovers and brought the project the 2005 Juno Award for the World Music Album of the Year. In 2006 a sequel to the album followed, and it again brought the band a Juno Award in the same category. ~ Sergey Mesenov
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