Various Artists ~ Desert Blues 1 ~ 2CD-Book
This 1995 compilation exposed a wide range of African artists to a worldwide audience, and practically created a little sub-genre of its own. Music from Ethiopia, Sudan, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, and Mali. Hamza el Din , Oumou Sangare , Youssou N'Dour, Steve Shehan, Ali Farka Toure, Aster Aweke, Baaba Maal, Abdel Gadir Salim, Mahmoud Ahmed, Tata Dindin, Hassan Hakmoun, Dimi Mint, Baaba Maal, Abdel Gadir Salim, Taj Mahal, Ensemble El-Moukhadrami , Tata Dindin , Sali Sidibe, Abou Djouba, and others. Well over two hours of music, packaged in a long format 2-CD book full of beautiful color pictures and informative text.