World Music Discography - Africa

Discographies

World Music Discography Series

Africa

These are discographies (lists of recordings) of some of the Knight Library's Douglass Room Collections. .

Note:  There have not been significant updates to this discography since 2003. There are many more recordings in our collection now.

 


Index for this guide:

Africa (general)
Bantu
Benin
Burundi
Cameroon
Central African Rep.
Chad
Congo
Ethiopia
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Indian Ocean Islands
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Malawi
Mali
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
West Africa
Yandoumbe
Zaire
Zambia
Zimbabwe

AFRICA (General)

Africa:ancient ceremonies, dance music & songs of Ghana.
Nonesuch H 72082, 1979.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl 2343 (IN STORAGE)

Africa:drum, chant & instrumental Music.
Nonesuch H 72073, 1976.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 3586

Africa on the move.
Music of the World CDC-210, p1990.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2495

Africa: Witchcraft & ritual music.
Nonesuch H 72066, 1975.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 3585 (IN STORAGE)

African Concert.
Philips PCC 614 [1964].
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 9660

African folksongs for children.
Spoken Arts SAC 1163, 1986.
DOUGLASS CASSETTE KIT 325M + Teacher's Guide

African music from the French colonies.
Columbia SL 205 Columbia., [1954]
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl 2509

African Music: the Congo.
Pacifica Tape Library BB 0655, 1964.
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 552M

African Odyssey.
Music of the World T-118/119, 1989.
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1484M v.1 & 2

African rhythms and instruments. Vols. 1,2.           
Lyrichord LYRCD 7328 7338, [198-?].                         
v. 1. Mali ; Niger ; Ghana ; Nigeria ; Upper Volta ; Senegal ; Liberia -- v. 2. Congo Brazzaville ; Chad ; Cameroon ; Sudan ; Zambia ; Tanzania ; Kenya ; Zimbabwe -- v. 3. Morocco ; Algeria ; Tunisia ; Libya.           
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX1656 v.1-2     

African rhythms and instruments. Vol. 3.
Lyrichord LLCT 7339, [1969?]
CONTENTS: Morocco--Algeria-- Tunisia-- Libya
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1688M

African songs & rhythms for Children.
Smithsonian/Folkways SF 45011 1989.
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1490M

African tribal music and dances.             
Counterpoint/Esoteric CPST-5513, [195-].      
DOUGLASS   PHONODISC DMds 13836 

Afro Percussion: Zungo!
Columbia Special Products ACS 8434, 1973
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 3371

Anthologie de la musique des pygmees Aka.
Ocora C559012, p1987.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX1841

Anthology of African Music.
Barenreiter Musicaphon, 1966-197-?
v.4: Ethiopia (Copts); v.6: Hausa Music.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl A354 v.4 & 6

Chernoff, John Miller.
African Rhythm And African Sensibility.
University of Chicago, 1981.
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1836M

Djimo: West African kora music.
Music of the World T-101, 1987.
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1482M

Drum damba : talking drum lessons .
White Cliffs Media Co., c1990.
NOTES: Accompanies text [MUSIC MT655 .L59 1990]
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1542M

Drum gahu!:The rhythms of West African drumming.
White Cliffs Media Co., 1987.
NOTES: Accompanies book [MUSIC MT 655 .L6 1987]
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1403M

Heartbeat Soukous.
Earthworks/Virgin CDEWV 3, 1987.
NOTES: Popular guitar-based music from Africa
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX840

Keita, Salif.
Soro.
Mango MLPS 9808, 1987.
PERFORMER: Popular music, sung by the composer
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 6183

Kpegisu: a war drum of the Ewe.
White Cliffs Media Co. , c1992.
[Accompanies book=MUSIC ML3760 .L6 1992]
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1539M

Makeba, Miriam.
Sangoma.
Warner Bros. 9 25673-2, 1988.
[African folk-songs sung by Makeba.]
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX839

The Mandinka balafon: an introduction with notation for teaching.
Xylo Publicatons, 1983.
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1405M/1406M
[Accompanies book=MUSIC MT 725 .B3J47 1983]

Manfila, Kante.
Tradition.
Tangent TAN 470171, 198-?
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 6184

Mapfumo, Thomas.
The Chimurenga Singles, 1976-1980.
Shanachie SH 43066, 1989.
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1366M

Mbuti pygmies of the Ituri rainforest.
Smithsonian/Folkways CD SF 40401, 1992.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2449

Music and dances of Occidental Africa.
Olympic Records OL 6110, 1974.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl 1917

Music from an Equatorial Microcosm;
Fang Bwiti music from Gabon Republic, Africa, with Mbiri selections.

Ethnic Folkways Library FE 4214, 1973.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl 1730

Music of golden Africa.        
Desto DC 6485. [197-?]
DOUGLASS  PHONODISC DMds 2641 

Music of the African Arab, vol. 3
Audio Fidelity AFSD 5858, 1958.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 3066

Music of the Ituri Forest.
Folkways FE 4483, 1957.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl 1688

Music of the Rain Forest Pygmies.
Lyrichord LYRCD 7157, 198-?
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX1690

Musique des pygmees Bibayak. Chantres de l'epopee.
Ocora 558652, p1989.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX1815

Musiques du Gabon.
Ocora OCR 41, 1968.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl 2292

Olatunji! Drums of passion.
Columbia CK 8210, [1983?]
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2893

Pearl Primus' Africa: Africa in story, legend, song and thought.
Miller-Brody Productions P 601-603, 1971.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds A711

Republique Centrafricaine: Musique de Xylophones.
Chant du Monde LDX 274932, 1991.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX1797

Rhythms of the Grasslands.
Nonesuch H 72090, 1983.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 6428

Savannah Rhythms.
Nonesuch H 72087, 1981.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 6427

The soul of Mbira [traditions of the Shona people of Rhodesia.].
Nonesuch H 72054, 1973.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 2856

Sounds of West Africa: the kora & the xylophone.
Lyrichord LYRCD 7308, 198-?
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX1689

Theory of African music / Gerhard Kubik.
F. Noetzel, c1994-
[Accompanying book = MUSIC ML350.K83
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3013

BANTU

Bantu Choral Folk Songs.
Folkways FW 6912, 1955.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMcl 20 + Text

Bantu music from British East Africa.         
Columbia SL 213, [1954]
DOUGLASS   PHONODISC DMdl 1333

BENIN

Benin: Bariba and Somba music = Musiques Bariba et Somba.
Auvidis D 8057 , 1994, p1976.
Music of the Bariba and Somba.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3266

Yoruba drums from Benin, West Africa
Smithsonian Folkways Records SF 40440 , p1996.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3692

BURUNDI

 

Burundi; music from the heart of Africa.
Nonesuch H 72057. [1974]
DOUGLASS   PHONODISC DMds 3609 

Burundi: musiques traditionnelles.
Ocora C559003, 1988.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX1820

The drummers of Burundi = Les tambourinaires du Burundi.                                                      
Real World Records Carol 2338-2, p1992.                        
Doug Circ  COMPACT DISC CX11841 

CAMEROON

 

Cameroon: Baka Pygmy music = Cameroun: la musique des Pygmees Baka.
Auvidis D 8029, p1990.
Sung in Baka (Cameroon and Gabon)
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3265

Heart of the forest: [the music of the Baka forest people of southeast Cameroon]
Hannibal Records HNCD1378, p1993.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2306

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Aka pygmy music = Musique des pygmees aka.
Auvidis/Unesco D8054, p1994.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3257

Banda polyphony: Central African Republic = Polyphonies banda / Republique Centrafricaine.
Unesco D-8043 , p1992.
Music, mostly instrumental, of the Linda and Dakpa subgroups of the Banda people.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3258

Central African Republic: music of the Dendi, Nzakara, Banda Linda, Gbaya, Banda-dakpa, Ngbaka, Aka Pygmies = Republique centraficaine.
Auvidis D 8020, p1989.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3259

Echoes Of The Forest : Music Of The Central African Pygmies.
Ellipsis Arts CD 4020, p1995.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3473

Kisliuk, Michelle
Seize the dance! : BaAka musical life and the ethnography of performance.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
CONTENTS: Recording accompanies book of same title.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX4019 v.1 & v.2  =  KNIGHT DT546.345.A35 K57 1998

Xylophones de l'Ouham-Pende.
Ocora C 560094, p1996.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3750

CHAD

 

Tchad: musique du Tibesti = Chad: music from Tibesti.
Chant du monde LDX 274 722, p1990.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2940

CONGO

 

Ceremonie du Bobe.
("The Bobe ritual of the pygmies of the northern Congo")
Ocora C 560010 , p1991.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2377

Christmas In The Congo. .
Philips PCC-607. [1963].
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 9662

ETHIOPIA

 

Ethiopia. [Vols. 1 & 3]
Tangent TGM 101; TGM 103, 1970.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl A609

Folk Music of Ethiopia.
Folkways FE 4405, 1951.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl 1683

Folk music of Ethiopia
Topic Records TSCD910 , p1997.
NOTES: Music from Ethiopia : the central highlands, the desert nomads & Eritrea.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3704

Musiques vocales et instrumentales.
Ocora/Radio France C 580055/56, p1994.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2713

Simbomba.
Red House RHR-27, p1989.
Performed by Dembo Konte and Kausu Kuyateh.
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1683M

Tesfaye: a future hope: vocal & string music of Ethiopia.
Music of the World T-107, 1990.
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1480M

GAMBIA

African Flutes: Recorded in the Gambia by Samuel Charters.
Folkways Records FE 4230, 1978.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl 1420

Gambie: l'art de la kora.
Ocora C 580027, p1996.
PERFORMERS: Jali Nyama Suso, vocals, kora; with Jali Kani Sumano, voice, Abdulai Samba, kontingo, and Ansumana Diabate, guitare dobro)
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3737

Jobarteh, Amadu Bansang.
Tabara.
Music of the World CDT-129, p1993.
Amadu Bansang Jobarteh, vocals and kora.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3295

GHANA

Addy, Obo.
Okropong : traditional music of Ghana.
EarthBeat, p1993.
Traditional music of Ghana.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3093

Agawu, V. Kofi (Victor Kofi)
African rhythm : a Northern Ewe perspective.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
[Book accompanying recording =MUSIC ML3760.7.G4 A3 1995]
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3120

Drum gahu : good-time drumming from the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo.
White Cliffs Media WCM 9494, [1987?]
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2971

Drums of West Africa: ritual music of Ghana.
Lyrichord LLCT 7307, 197-?
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1507M

Giants of Ghanaian danceband highlife, 1950s-1970s
[performed by] Tempos, Ramblers, Uhuru.
Original Music OMCD011 p1990.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2136

Kobom, Joseph.
Xylophone music from Ghana.
White Cliffs Media Co. WCM 9321, [1992]
[Accompanies book= ML1048 .W53 1992]
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1577M

Let your voice be heard!: songs from Ghana and Zimbabwe.
World Music Press, 1986.
[Text accompanies = M1830 .L47 1986]
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1392M

Master Drummers of Dagbon, vol.2: Drumming from Northern Ghana.
Rounder CD 5046, 1990.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX1541

Rhythms of life, songs of wisdom : Akan music from Ghana, West Africa.
Smithsonian/Folkways SF 40463, 1996.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3677

GUINEA

Mandiani drum and dance.
White Cliffs Media Co. WCM 9826, 1995.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2972

Recits et epopees.
Ocora C 560009, p1992.
NOTES: Traditional music of the Peuls (Fulani) of Middle Guinea, the Guinean forest people (Guerze and Toma) of the south-east and the Mandingo (Malinke) of Upper Guinea.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2700

Yasimika.
(Performed by Jali Musa Jawara).
Carthage/Hannibal Records HNCD 1355, 1985.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX1540

INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS

Madagascar

Madagasikara 1 : current traditional music of Madagascar.
GlobeStyle CDORBD 012, [1990], p1986.
NOTES: Traditional instrumental and vocal music, sung in Malagasy. Various performers, singing and playing variously accordion, valiha (zither), rattle, percussion, other instruments.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3685

Pays Bara = Bara country.
Ocora C 560089, p1996.
NOTES: Traditional music of the Bara of Madagascar.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3739

Possession et poesie.
Ocora Radio France C 580046, p1993.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2694

Mauritius

Hommage a Ti Frere
Ocora C 560019 p1991.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2206

Les Iles Creoles de l'Ocean Indien= Creole islands of the Indian Ocean : Seychelles, Maurice, Reunion.
Playa Sound PS 65010 p1987.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2193

Les segatiers de l'Ile Maurice.
Playasound PS 65126, p1994.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2353

IVORY COAST

Cote-d'Ivoire : a Senufo-Fodonon funerary vigil = veillee funeraire Senufo-Fodonon.
Auvidis D 8203, p1989.
Sung in the language of the Fodonon, a subgroup of the Senufo, of West Africa.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3263

Cote d'Ivoire, Baule vocal music = Musique vocale Baoule.
Auvidis D 8048 , c1993, p1972.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3264

Masques Dan: Cote-d'Ivoire.
Ocora/Radio France, p1993.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2701

KENYA

 

Musiques du Nyanza.
Ocora C 560022/23, p1993.
NOTES: Folk songs, chants and dances of the Luo, Gusii, and Kuria people of Nyanza (modern-day Kenya)
Vocal portions sung in Luo, Gusii, and Kuria languages.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2711

MALAWI

 

Music tradition of Malawi = Tradition musicale du Malawi.
Auvidis Unesco D 8265, p1996.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3757

MALI

 

Mandiani drum and dance.
White Cliffs Media Co. WCM 9826, 1995.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2972

The Wassoulou sound. volume 2: women of Mali .
Stern's Music STCD 1048, c1994.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2939

NIGER

Anthologie de la musique du Niger .
Ocora C 559056, p1990.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2375

The Fulani = Les Peuls.
Auvidis D 8006, p1988.
Folk music from Niger and Benin.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3262

NIGERIA

Dairo, Isaiah Kehinde
I remember
Music of the World CDC-212, p1991.
Sung in Yoruba or English.
I. K. Dairo, accordion, guitar, vocals ; The Blue Spots.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3296

The Igede of Nigeria: drumming, chanting and exotic percussion.
Music of the World CDT-117, 1992.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX1795

Nigerian beat
Performed by Twins Seven Seven.
King Records KICC 5149 , p1991.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2757

Oba koso = The king not hang:dance-drama with Yoruba festival music.
Kaleidophone KS 2201, 1979.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds A984

SENEGAL

 

Mandiani drum and dance.
White Cliffs Media Co. WCM 9826, 1995.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2972

Sabar: the soul of Senegal.
White Cliffs Media WCM 9915., p1997.
NOTES: Traditional and modern Sabar drumming, dance, and song of the Serer people of Senegal.
PERFORMERS: Jam Bugum (Musical group); Omar Thiam, musical director.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3701

SIERRA LEONE

 

Sierra Leone, musiques traditionnelles.
Ocora C 580036
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC Cx2698

SOUTH AFRICA

 

The African mbira: Music of the Shona People of Rhodesia.
Nonesuch H 72043, 1971.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 2193

Ballantine, Christopher John.
Marabi nights: early South African jazz and vaudeville.
Johannesburg : Ravan Press, c1993.
[Acc. text = ML3509.S6 B3 1993]
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1580M

The Indestructible beat of Soweto.
Shanachie Records SHAN 43033, 1985.
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1364M

Sangoma.
(Performed by Miriam Makeba)
Warner Bros. 25673-2, 1988.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX839

Siya Hamba!
Original Music OMCD 003, p1989.
NOTES: Popular music from South Africa and Swaziland.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3720

SUDAN

 

Sudan: music of the Blue Nile Province : the Gumuz tribe = Soudan : musique de la province du Nil Bleu : tribu des Gumuz.
Auvidis/Unesco D 8072, p1996.
NOTES: Vocal works sung in Gumuz language.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3723

Sudan : music of the Blue Nile Province : the Ingessana and Berta tribes = Soudan : musique de la province du Nil Bleu : tribus des Ingessana et des Berta.
Auvidis/Unesco D 8073 , p1996.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3722

Tembang Sunda : Sundanese classical songs.
Nimbus NI 5378, p1993.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3010

TANZANIA

 

Music of Tanzania.
King Records KICC 5150, p1987.
Includes music of the Ngori, Zanaki, Gogo, Mkabue, Mkurya
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2758

Musik fran Tanzania.
Caprice CAP 1089, 1974.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 6863

TOGO

 

Drum gahu: good-time drumming from the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo.
White Cliffs Media WCM 9494, [1987?]
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2971

Togo: music from West Africa.
Rounder CD 5004, [1992], p1978.
NOTES: Vocal selections sung in French or Ewe.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3680

UGANDA

 

Aux sources du Nil.
Ocora C 560032, p1992.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2384

The Kampala sound : 1960s Ugandan dance music.
Original Music OMCD013., [1988?]
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2244

Ryco jazz.
Hibiscus Records. 92001-2, [199-]
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2236

Uganda and other African nations : feasts of the savanna : a musical journey through East and West Africa.
Multicultural Media MCM 3006, p1997.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3731

WEST AFRICA

See also: Benin

Jali Kunda : griots of West Africa and beyond.
Ellipsis Arts CD3510, c1996.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3665

YANDOUMBE

 

Sarno, Louis.
Bayaka: the extraordinary music of the Babenzele pygmies and sounds of their forest home.
Ellipsis Arts CD 3490, 1995.
Music by the Bayaka of Yandoumbe.
[Accompanying book = KNIGHT DT546.345.B45 S385 1995]
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3118

ZAIRE

Musiques urbaines a Kinshasa.
Ocora: C 559007
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2688

Orchestre Veve
Sonodisc CD 8478, p1990.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2237

Polyphonies mongo.
Ocora Radio France C 580050, p1993.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2689

ZAMBIA

 

Zambia: the songs of mukanda : music of the secret society of the Luvale people of Central Africa.
Multicultural Media MCM 3008, p1997.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3734

ZIMBABWE

 

Let your voice be heard!: songs from Ghana and Zimbabwe.
World Music Press, 1986.
[Text accompanies = M1830 .L47 1986]
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1392M

Maraire, Dumisani.
Chaminuka.
Music of the World, 1989.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX1639

Mujuru, Ephat.
Rhythms of Life.
Lyrichord LLCT 7407, 1988.
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1489M

 

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