The Think Global Africa Gift Pack if perfect for those who want to delve into the wonderful musical milieu of Africa. Whether a present for a newbie, or an addition to the collection of a veteran fan, this quartet of CDs is bursting with fabulous and unmissable sounds from across the continent.
Uncover soft African strings in 'Think Global: West Africa Unwired', powerful female voices in 'Think Global: Women Of Africa' and an enormous variety of sounds in 'Think Global: Celebrate Africa'. And as it's nearing Christmas, we've thrown in a copy of 'Think Global: World Christmas' for good measure. This four-piece gift pack is available for just £15 (standard price for each CD is £8.99) - an incredible saving not to be ignored!
From the sumptuous koras (the West African harp) of Toumani Diabaté and Ballaké Sissoko to the acoustic guitar legends Baaba Maal and Mansour Seck, West Africa Unwired presents some of the most beautiful classics from the acoustic West Africa repertoire. Featuring bluesy sounds from Mali, Wodaabe music from the Sahelian savannah and Manding rhythms, this album features griots, musical giants and rising stars, who reveal the vitality of these timeless and exceptional songs.
Think Global: Women Of Africa pays homage to some of the greatest voices to have emerged from this part of the world. From the feisty vocals of Oumou Sangare and the captivating sound of Sally Nyolo, to the unforgettable voice of Miriam Makeba and a track from Saba'sdebut album Jidka, here's what the women of Africa have to say!
Think Global: Celebrate Africa! is produced in association with Oxfam and explores Africa’s extraordinarily rich and exuberant musical heritage – a heritage that is thriving from South Africa to Algeria and from Mali to Kenya. Truly the most musical of continents, Africa has so much to celebrate!
Whether decorating banana and mango trees in India, listening out for the soulful early morning carol singing in parts of Africa, celebrating against the snowy backdrop of Moscow’s Red Square, awaiting Papai Noel’s arrival in Brazil or partying through the bright nights of Latin America’s Navidad season, Christmas is recognised throughout the world as a time for merrymaking, joviality and reflection. From Puerto Rico to Bulgaria, Italy to the Dominican Republic, Think Global World Christmas is a tribute to the worldwide celebrations of this joyful and unifying time of year.