Top Drums: Djembe
(sampling of Senegalese drumming extraordinaire) available via Dioum African Arts , POB 1692, Lincoln Station, NYC 10037
by Ralph McDonald, Antisia Music, Inc. (beginning with Yoruba orisha chants, traces African rhythms from Nigerian shores to the Caribbean to the U.S.)
Drums of Passion
by Babatunde Olatunji, Columbia Records (traditional West African drum rhythms beautifully presented by this Nigerian master drummer and his musical entourage)
More Drums of Passion
by Babatunde Olatunji, Columbia Records (a continuation of traditional West African drum rhythms by this world-renowned Nigerian percussionist)
Pop Music From Africa Parts 1 and 2
, LaserLight (Contemporary West African selections)
Estrellas de Arietos: Los Heroes,
Nonesuch (Available through Amazon.com) Sampling of Cuban Son music; undergirding West African drum rhythms are readily identifiable throughout; cuts heard herein are considered the original foundation of "salsa"
Contemporary Cuban songstress Albito presents traditional songs in the son tradition; again, the African drum influence flows throughout.