The Real Sounds of Africa

The Real Sounds of Africa

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Their music combines Zairean rhumba with mbira music of Zimbabwe to make their own sound 'the real sound of Africa'.

Biography

The classic world football anthem and the signature tune of BBC 5live's world football show 'Soccer Fan' by The Real Sounds of Africa originally mixed by Norman Cook is remade in a special 2010 World Cup mix. Joined by rappers MC Buzz and Eminemmylou and producer Latest Bill, The Real Sounds create a truly global ecstatic feel of the joys of football.

The Real Sounds of Africa have always been one of Africa’s top groups. Their music combines Zairean rhumba with mbira music of Zimbabwe to make their own sound 'the real sound of Africa'.

Their records Seven Miles High mixed by Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim as he is now) and Get Real mixed by Stomp founders Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas have been successful worldwide. Before that Wende Zako featuring the football anthem Dynamos v Tornadoes (3-3)
became Cooking Vinyl’s top selling record. Before that their album Harare featuring their other great football song Dynamos v Caps (0-0) was number one all over Africa.

On film The Real Sounds have been immortalised on the South Bank Show with Melvyn Bragg with voice-over by the late great Charlie Gillet and have appeared for the BBC on their Edinburgh Festival programme and have appeared on countless TV channels across the world. Radio sessions include BBC Radio One and BBC Radio Two and practically every other radio station in the world!

The Real Sounds have played almost every major festival in Europe – Glastonbury, Womad, Pink Pop. They have headlined shows at all the major venues in the UK including The South Bank, Brighton Dome, Cardiff St David’s Hall, Plymouth Theatre Royal, The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, the Tron Theatre in Glasgow and hundreds more!

On stage they are visually stunning. Half way through their performance they change into football strip for their hit football songs. They stretch, jog, kick a football and dance with amazing energy. World Cup Final atmosphere and then some!

Discography

Seven Miles High
Get Real

Singles:
Dynamos vs Caps (0-0)
Soccer Fan