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The Great South African Trip by Various Artists

The Great South African Trip is one of the ultimate compendiums of celebrated South African music on a double CD. It's a feast of legendary music, filled with delicious tastes of the country's best-known and most talented artists of the last centuries.

The music on this album is as authentically South African as you can get, and ranges from joyful to pensive - depending on the context of each particular song. The common characteristic that holds all the songs together is that they are all truly heartfelt. The album also includes excerpts of Nelson Mandela's famous inauguration speech, so if you're looking for a comprehensive musical anthology of South African culture and history - this is it.

Miriam Makeba, Johnny Clegg, Caphius Semenya, Hugh Masekela and Yvonne Chaka Chaka are a few of the much-loved South African musical legends that feature on this album - there's even a rendition of the famous Shosholoza by the Drakensberg Boys Choir - and they're joined by a host of other top contemporary South African groups and artists.

The Great South African Trip was one of the very first albums from African Cream Music, and many of the songs on it are still often played in game reserves, crafts markets such as Greenmarket Square, and many other South African places. The poignancy of the music and the significance of the messages it conveys make owning this album absolutely non-negotiable if you're at all interested in the music of South Africa!

It's a very worthwhile album to have for anyone who desires a comprehensive taste of (the history of) South African music, and is also keen to learn about the many fascinating aspects of South African culture and history.

Although this is the kind of album that you can expect to hear playing in any location frequented by visitors to the country, it's also an album that you can listen to in a quiet environment and really concentrate on. It's almost as if the artists are singing directly to you - they want you to sense their passion and hear their laughter and sadness alike.

The packaging of The Great South African Trip is characterised by earthy pastel colours and textures, and throughout the packaging and booklet you'll find illustrations of various traditional elements of South African livelihood. The booklet contains a description for each track, detailing the background of the artist, the style of the music and the significance of its message.

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great south african trip
African Cream Music presents:

The Great South African Trip

by Various Artists
About African Cream Music is an independent record label based in Johannesburg.

African Cream Music

African Cream Music is a South African record company that was established in 2001 with the aim of sharing the best African music with the world. They showcase some of the most talented musicians, artists and producers on the African continent.

The Start of the African Cream
After working in property development for many years, founder and CEO Alex Agulnik decided that creating a record label that celebrated African music was the best way to follow his passion. While involved with Digital Cupboard, the biggest Internet site in Africa at the time, Agulnik realised there was a huge international thirst for music from the African continent - and it needed to be quenched. And so, African Cream Music was born.

The Artists & Compilations
African Cream Music, through its acclaimed compilations, continuously strives to showcase top quality music, whether from established legends or promising youngsters. Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambaza, Johnny Clegg, Miriam Makeba and The Mohatella Queens, Papa Wemba, Salif Keita, Oliver Mtukudzi, Angelique Kidjo and Cesaria Evoria are just a few of the renowned musical icons who are featured alongside hot new talents like Malaika, Mafikizolo, Simphiwe Dana, Brickz and Zola to name but a few. Producers include acclaimed veterans of the music scene like Thapelo Khomo, Wendy Oldfield and Andre Abrahamse. African artists signed to the label include mbube masters Amaryoni, afro-fusion stars Khumbula, Namibian reggae artist Ras Sheehama, the multi-lingual Latino from Mozambique and kwaito talent Choppa.

African Cream Music′s CD Series
The popular Trip series is a collection of stunning tracks from Africa. The Great South African Trip Volume 1 & 2 feature the latest and the greatest musicians and hits, while The Great East African Trip, The Great Pan African Trip and The Essential South African Trip are all atmospheric expressions of the rhythms of Africa. The Great North African Trip and The Great West African Trip are in the pipeline.

The Afronsoniq series offers contemporary cutting-edge sounds: expect lounge, funk and groove with a definite African edge in albums such as Ambient Afrique and The African Lounge Experience from producers such as Afronauts and Mpemba Effect. Award-winningThapelo Khomo produced The African Groove Experience by "Spha" Bembe.

The Mother Africa series includes riveting albums like Healing Sounds from Mother Africa by iconic musician Pops Mohamed, Gospel from Mother Africa, Marimbas from Mother Africa and Voices from Mother Africa.

The Jazz series boasts an eclectic collection of jazz greats and original standards from the masters: check out A cappella group Amaryoni′s Marabi Moments, for example.

The Drum Series includes African Drum Masters, Drummers from Mother Africa and Marimbas from Mother Africa, which all resonate deeply with the heartbeats of Africa.

African Cream Kidz, launched in 2006, is a popular series of albums containing children′s stories, songs and lullabies. Under African Skies with songs by Wendy Oldfield, Lullabies from Mother Africa, Singalong Kidz and Goodnight Songs from Tina Schouw are all part of the African Cream Kidz series.

African Cream′s music is sold and distributed all over the world including Africa, Europe and America as well as in hotels, tourist destinations and lounge bars. Click on the Where To Buy tab for more information.

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great south african trip
African Cream Music presents:

The Great South African Trip

by Various Artists

Tracklist

great south african tripThe Great South African Trip by Various Artists Published by African Cream Music
  • 1.
    Inauguration Speech Nelson Mandela
    5
  • 2.
    Nkosi Sikelil'iAfrica Lungiswa
    5
  • 3.
    Shosholoza The Drakensberg Boys Choir
    5
  • 4.
    Asimbonananga Johnny Clegg
    5
  • 5.
    Imali Yam (African Cream) Amaryoni
    5
  • 6.
    Homeless Ladysmith Black Mambazo
    5
  • 7.
    Amaviyo Emabili Usuthu
    5
  • 8.
    Mbube Mohatella Queens
    5
  • 9.
    Mama Tembu's Wedding Ipi Ntombi
    5
  • 10.
    Emakhaya Mike Makhalemele
    5
  • 11.
    Ziphinkomo Caiphus Semenya
    5
  • 12.
    Sibali Khumbula
    5
  • 13.
    Mina Ngeke Ngilunge Yvonne Chaka Chaka
    5
  • 14.
    Born in a Taxi BLk Sonshine
    5
  • 15.
    Traveling Ras Sheehama
    5
  • 16.
    Ukelele Stimela
    5
  • 17.
    House on Fire Sankomota
    5
  • 18.
    Makoti Yvonee Chaka Chaka
    5
  • 19.
    Stimela Sase Zola Mbongeni Ngema
    5
  • 20.
    Bayakhumluma Khumbula
    5
  • 21.
    Isigwadi Shaluza Max
    5
  • 22.
    Kauleza Hugh Masekela
    5
  • 23.
    Sello Sa Masetapelo Jonas Gwangwa
    5
  • 24.
    Pata Pata 2000 Miriam Makeba
    5
  • 25.
    Congo Joe Mafela
    5
  • 26.
    Khomo Xi Tia Choppa
    5
  • 27.
    9 15 Amampondo
    5
  • 28.
    Inauguration Speech Nelson Mandela
    5
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