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Super Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura Vinyl 2LP

Ostinato RecordsSKU lp-12623

in-depth anthology of recordings from Somali group previously featured on Sweet As Broken Dates
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"In 2019, Ostinato Records became the first label granted access to the grand Archives of Radiodiffusion-Télévision de Djibouti (RTD), a vault of secrets and stories from East Africa. The first in our Djibouti Archives series is a seminal anthology of 4 Mars, a 40-member Somali supergroup behind the most streamed and downloaded track on our Grammy-nominated Sweet As Broken Dates compilation. The personal band of a political party, 4 Mars' sound reveals a brand new history of the world. Turkish synths, Jamaican Reggae, American brass, Bollywood vocals, Egyptian and Yemeni rhythms, and Chinese and Mongolian flutes all rendezvous in a corner of East Africa that for centuries served as the world's most brisk trading hub, the midway point connecting Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean. All roads led to the Gulf of Tadjoura, not Rome. This is Somali music at its sassy, soulful, synthesized best. Warmly restored and remastered from digitized master reels and cassettes housed in the RTD archives. Fully authorized by RTD and Le Palais du Peuple (The Palace of the People), which created and oversees 4 Mars. Royalties paid directly to The Palace of the People." - Ostinato Records

  • anthology of recordings from 40-member Somali supergroup previously featured on the Sweet As Broken Dates compilation
  • black double vinyl pressing
  • housed in gatefold sleeve w/ extensive liner notes
  • music label: Ostinato Records 2021
UPC: 827565062850


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