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Old African Music

Grand Kallé & African Jazz – Satchmo Okuka Lokole

Joseph Kabasele (Grand Kallé) followed the tradition when Louis Armstrong visited Congo on October 28, 1960 when he arrived in Leopoldville to perform with his All Stars, booked by the State Department and sponsored by Pepsi Co.

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See also: Satchmo in Ghana.

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AfroJazz

Tete Mbambisa – Tete’s Big Sound

An often ignored classic of South African jazz, “Tete’s Big Sound” was released in 1976.

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Global

Mongo Santamaria – Afro Blue (1984)

Mongo Santamaria recorded his composition “Afro Blue” in 1959 when playing with the Cal Tjader Sextet. The first recorded performance was on April 20, 1959, at the Sunset Auditorium in Carmel, California, with Santamaría on percussion.

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