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Exploring the voice has always been an exciting part of the Real World Records catalogue and some outstanding vocal performances come courtesy of musicians from Africa who have recorded for the label.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be digging deeper into key albums by African vocalists, from Geoffrey Oryema's beautiful 1990 Exile, to Les Amazones d'Afrique's République Amazone, released in 2017 and which celebrates modern African women.
We'll be bringing you some rare and as-yet-unseen photos and video footage from the archives as we rediscover these great albums.
To begin, we've got a rare performance of 'Obiero' by Ayub Ogada live in The Wood Room at Real World Studios in 1995:
Throughout April and May, we are offering an exclusive Voices of Africa vinyl bundle via the Real World Records store. Purchase all four of these albums together and get a 30% discount. Visit the store here.
You can also choose to buy the above LPs individually, plus a number of other African artists also included in our Voices of Africa campaign. These individual LPs and CDs can be purchased with a 25% discount by using the code >> realworld25 << at checkout.
Les Amazones d'Afrique République Amazone CD / LP
Ayub Ogada En Mana Kuoyo CD / LP
Papa Wemba Emotion CD / LP
Geoffrey Oryema CD / LP
Thomas Mapfumo Rise Up CD
The Drummers of Burundi Live at Real World CD