Category: Kenya
Song Title: Malaika (My Angel)
Artist: Fadhili William and The Black Shadows
Year: 1963
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8siIAxxDuDQ

Category: Ghana
Song Title: I Walk Alone
Artist: Marijata
Year: 1976
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVfEEdspAQE

Category: Nigeria
Song Title: In the Jungle
Artist: The Hygrades
Year: 1972
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta_8pw9-Kl8

Category:  Senegal
Song Title: N’ga Digne M’be
Artist: Amara Touré
Year: 1975
Link: https://analogafrica.bandcamp.com/track/nga-digne-mbe

Category:  Cameroon
Song Title: Lamido
Artist: Hamad Kalkaba and The Golden Sounds
Year: 1974
Link: https://analogafrica.bandcamp.com/track/lamido

Category: Congo
Song Title: Komokosaka Te Na Basi
Artist: Franco with Orchestre OK Jazz
Year: 1969
Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZxyACpszg

Category: Cape Verde
Song Title: Melhor Futuro
Artist: Tam Tam 2000
Year: 1983
Link: https://ostinatorecords.bandcamp.com/track/melhor-futuro

Category: Tanzania
Song Title: Tutakuja Gombana
Artist: Mbaraka Mwinshehe
Year: 1977
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTeKC1KfuF0

Category: Ethiopia 
Song Title: Yekermo Sew
Artist: Mulatu Astatke
Year: 1969
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejgpiWZHH34

Category:  Zaire
Song Title: Christina
Artist: Depiano with Orchestra Beguen Band
Year: 1959
Link: https://youtu.be/NbtzTBBPMcc?t=33m51s


About the playlister:

Fred Roberts is a native of Cincinnati living in Germany since 1987 who enjoys subverting the arbitrary commercial process in which great works often go unrecognized. He has a dual B.S. in Computer Science and Psychology from Northern Kentucky University (1984) and a Masters in Psychology from Bielefeld Universität (1999). He contributed short stories to the early ezine “D A D A RIVISTA CULTURALE E/O TELEMATICA” (1995/96), and later to the short-lived Greenbeard Magazine, in 1997 receiving a Google Blog of Note citation for his Weblog indeterminacy.blogspot.com where he wrote 428 “one-minute short stories” inspired by found photos. Fred is also creator and designer of Elbot.com, an award-winning AI system. His interests include literature, film, photography and discovering all the well-kept sounds Europe has to offer.

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