Opika Pende: Africa at 78RPM Released

Compiled by Jonathan Ward, released by Dust-to-Digital; Opika Pende: Africa at 78rpm is a 4-CD collection featuring 100 tracks taken from rare 78rpm recordings of African music (1909 to mid-1960s), none of which have ever been issued on CD until now. Pan-African in scope and wildly diverse, Opika Pende is a testament to the deep riches found in early recorded music across the continent. The packaging is a 112-page softcover book with 4 CDs in a separate portfolio – all housed in a deluxe cloth slipcase. Audio restoration and mastering by Michael Graves, Osiris Studio.