Hata Unacheza: Sub-Saharan Acoustic Guitar & String Music, ca. 1960s
As mentioned before, Canary Records is releasing some seriously wonderful things over on their Bandcamp page, for some seriously low prices. Hard to keep up! But you should at least give some of these a go —today I’m listening to this terrific compilation, which is jampacked with great sounds culled from sub-Saharan 78 RPM records. The budget price means that you don’t get detailed liners about the musicians, but I kind of dig listening to this stuff free of heavy context, and experiencing it as pure music. At some point, I’ll probably dig around for more info, but for now, this is more than enough.