Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Isla - UrbanVinylStore

Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973 - 1988 (2XLP) (Vinyl)

Double vinyl LP pressing. 2018 collection. Through 18 diverse tracks, this compilation reveals how immigration from the Cape Verde Islands to Europe and the United States gave us an alternate history of the electronic music that dominated hearts and minds across the world in the late 1990s. But the story doesn't start in a major Western cultural hub, rather in the small cluster of islands 400 miles off the Senegalese coast, and offers an unparalleled insight into the long-term cultural splendor catalyzed by migration. Largely overlooked outside the Lusophone realm, Cape Verde's Astro-Atlantic gumbo of instrumentation and rhythm offers a timely lesson of migration's power to produce cultural innovations ahead of it's time. This unknown, ultra-progressive sound could not have been perfected without the induction of Cape Verde's artistic human capital into the West.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. NHÚ de Ped'Bia - NÓS Criola
  2. Pedrinho - Nanda
  3. Tulipa Negra - Corpo Limpo
  4. Manuel Gomes - Jelivrà Bo Situaçon
  5. Val Xalino - Dança Dança T'manche
  6. Jovino Dos Santos - Bo Ta Cool
  7. Abel Lima - Farmacia
  8. Elisio Gomes & Joachim Varela - Chuma Lopes
  9. Narciso "Tchiss" Lopes - É BÔ Problema
  10. Americo Brito - Babylon 79
  11. José Casimiro - Djozinho Cabral
  12. Nho Balta - Posse Bronck
  13. Kola - Lameirao
  14. Cabo Verde Show - Nova Coladeira
  15. Tam Tam 2000 - Melhor Futuro
  16. Pedrinho - Chema
  17. Dionisio Maio - Mie Fogo
  18. Bana - Canta Cu Alma Magoada