Music is life on the sun-baked streets of Africa, blasting out of every bus, kiosk and market stall. Crank up the volume, add a band and you have an instant street party, with a swelling crowd laughing, and dancing. The Rough Guide To African Street Party captures this exuberant spontaneous spirit with groundbreaking tracks from Vieux Farka Touré, Ricardo Lemvo, Kenge Kenge and the gloriously named Fatai Rolling Dollar.
**** (four stars) 'one of the most diverse compilations of African music.' Songlines