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Out Of Cuba: Latin American Music Takes Africa By Storm (Topic World Series)

This HMV GV series is a catalogue of roughly 250 double sided 78rpm discs issued between 1933 and about 1958, comprising almost entirely Latin music, mainly from Cuba but also from Puerto Rico and Brazil. It drew on recordings originated by Gramaphone and Victor (hence the GV prefix). The series was aimed initially at the West African market, but subsequently reached and became very popular across the entire African continent, particularly in the Congos. This CD provides a snapshot of what African musicians heard as they listened to the GV recordings on record, on the radio and live in local bars.

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