Best African releases of 2008

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Kasai All-Stars, Congotronics 3
Jayme Stone and Mansa Sissoko, Africa to Appalachia
Femi Kuti, Day by Day
Seun Kuti, Many Things
Toumani Diabate, Mandé Variations
Asa, Asa
Kakande, Dununya
Emmanuel Jal, Warchild
Chiwoniso, Rebel Woman
Orchestra Baobab, Made in Dakar

List compiled by Marc Gabriel Amigone and Tebukozza Olatunji-Babumba. Amigone writes the afrobeat blog and does marketing and publicity for the Manhattan club S.O.B.'s, and Olatunji-Babumba is the grandson of the Olatunji.

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