Rough Trade Shops Africa 13, out now on CD and mp3
Rough Trade Shops has released the perfect stocking-filler for newcomers to music from Africa with its Africa 13.
Seasoned fans will be familiar with some of the choices originally released in the UK on labels such as Crammed Discs, Awesome Tapes From Africa and Soundway.
Highlights include the hypnotic polyrhythms of Congo's Konono No. 1, the minimalist electro groove of the Owiny Sigoma Band and Staff Benda Bilili's dance-floor filler Osali Mabe.