Charlie's Favorite African Records

Here are a few of Charlie's personal favorite African records, in no particular order, with emphasis on older classic CDs. African rap and contemporary DJ music would require a whole other list, he says.

Salif Keita (Mali) Soro.
Sekouba Bambino Diabate (Guinea Conakry) Kassa.
Baaba Maal (Senegal) Baayo or Lam Toro.
Alpha Blondy (Ivory Coast) Alpha Blondy Live at Paris Bercy.
Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde) Café Atlantico.
Toure Kunda (Senegal) Live Paris-Ziguinchor .
Youssou N'Dour (Senegal) Immigres or Diapason.
Oumou Sangare (Mali) Oumou.
Merveilles du Passe (Congo/Zaire).
King Sunny Ade (Nigeria) Synchro System.
Soul Brothers (South Africa) Jive Explosion or Rough Guide to the Soul Brothers.
Thione Seck (Senegal) Demb.
Bisso na Bisso (Congo Brazzaville/Paris).
1, 2, 3 Soleils (Algeria/France).
Africando (Senegal, Mali, Puerto Rico . . . ).
Cheick Lo (Senegal) Ne La Thiasse.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti () Best of Fela.
Toumani Diabate (Mali) New Ancient Strings.
Michael Babatunde Olatunji (Nigeria) Drums of Passion.
Franklin Boukaka (Congo-Brazzaville) A Paris.

Excerpted from a profile of Charlie Sugnet, Spinning Stories, at the University of Minnesota OPVR web site.