Artists Various Style Soukous, Bubblegum, Kalindula Release Date 2 Aug 2024 Cat No. STRUT273LP Format 2 x 12" Vinyl - Strut Records - Vinyl Record

Various - Kampire Presents: A Dancefloor in Ndola

LABEL:   Strut Records

ARTISTS: Various
RELEASE DATE: 2024-08-02
FORMAT: 2 x 12" Vinyl
STYLE: Soukous, Bubblegum, Kalindula


Expected in stock between 2nd - 16th August


Strut introduces a pioneering new compilation 'A Dancefloor In Ndola,' curated by revered East African DJ, Kampire. This release marks an evolution in Strut's approach to compilations, showcasing emerging DJ talent from across the world and embracing an innovative approach to musical discovery from the next wave of selectors. Forging her reputation through memorable sets for the Nyege Nyege Festival in Uganda over the last decade, Kampire now tours worldwide and is celebrated for her brilliantly curated sets spanning the full range of African music styles from the ‘70s and ‘80s to the present day. Although born in Kenya to Ugandan parents, Kampire spent her formative years in Ndola, Zambia. ‘A Dancefloor In Ndola’ is inspired by artists and songs that formed part of her soundtrack during that time. “It is important for me to continually reference Africa’s own musical history,” she explains. “At 17, I didn’t pick up on my Dad’s music but now I love and collect those records. I’m constantly referencing them in my music sets today. I love that feeling of shared nostalgia where people recognise a song they haven’t heard in a long time. It is a touchstone for me when I’m playing.” The compilation flows through different East African and South African genres from Congolese rumba and soukous to 1980s township bubblegum and the rich guitar-led sounds of Zambian kalindula. “There are styles of music on the compilation which are often considered unsophisticated from rural areas. I and other contemporary African artists and DJs draw inspiration from them; it is part of what makes us ourselves.” Kampire also shines the spotlight on many incredible women in African music from the ‘80s, including Congolese legends like Pembey Sheiro, Feza Shamamba and Princesse Mansia M’bila to V-Mash and Di Groovy Girls from South Africa. ‘A Dancefloor In Ndola’ is released on 2LP and CD and features exclusive new edits by Kampire alongside personal liner notes tracing her links to the music. Cover artwork montage is by Canon Rumanzi and vinyl restoration / mastering by The Carvery Debut compilation by one of East Africa’s leading new generation DJs, Kampire. Mix of African classics and rarities spanning 1970s – 1990s from Congolese soukous, South African bubblegum and Zambian kalindula. Shining the spotlight on women in African music Pembey Sheiro, Feza Shamamba and Princesse Mandisa M’bila. Exclusive cover artwork collage by Canon Rumanzi. Worldwide DJ dates supporting release during Summer and Autumn 2024.

Full Tracklist

A1. Princess Aya Sarah – O Wina Tienge A2. Meta & Feza – Mivé Temoin B1. The African House Party Project Feat. Splash, Patricia Majalisa & Dalom Kids – P-Coq B2. V-Mash – Naughty Boy B3. Di Groovy Girls – Ririmi Rotsombela B4. Tshala Muana – Djepué C1. Lady Isa – Djambo C2. Pembey Sheiro – Sala Ni Toto C3. Princesse Mansia M’Bila – Ngoma Mansia D1. Samba Mapangala And Orchestra Virunga – Mashariki D2. International Zaistars & Nene Tshaku – Je T’Aime Au Pluriel D3. M.D. Shirinda & Gaza Sisters – Mabazi D4. “Bwaluka” Founders Band – Kimbera

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