Backpacking On The Graves Of Our Ancestors – CD sleeve – Album Art

Series nameTransglobal Underground (TGU)

This double CD album by Transglobal Underground was compiled by Nation Records label and released in 1999. The inside cover states that this is not a ‘best of’ album, but rather a celebration of music and the freedom of positive creativity. The album features thirteen tracks fromTransglobal Underground’s career from 1991 to 1998.

Date of Creation / Publication1991 - 1998
CreatorNation Records
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberNation Records Collection (GB 2661 NR)
Catalogue NumberNR/OB/TU/2
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located at Nation Records Limited
Series notesSince their formation, Transglobal Underground (TGU) have been known as a radical and culturally diverse band embracing African, East Indian and Arabic vocal and rhythmic traditions. TGU promoted breaking down barriers to prove that music crosses the lines of colour, race,and class and that music is about a desire to communicate with the listener. In 1991,'Templehead' was released on Nation Records and was TGU's biggest selling single and dance anthem. During their time at Nation Records, the core members of the band were Man Tu, Tax D, Alex Kasiek, percussionists Goldfinger and Terry Neale, rapper Sheriff and Aki Nawaz, co-founder of Nation Records and the not yet born Fun-Da-Mental. Since then,group members have come and gone, however the musical tapestry has remained. It integrates DJ culture, Indian classical music, reggae, bhangra, hip hop, community politics, underground art and eighties pop to form sound tracks which relate to every type of listener. While with Nation, TGU travelled to Eastern Europe, Turkey and North America. Natacha Atlas featured on four TGU albums released on Nation Records 'Dream Of 100 Nations' (1993), 'International Times' (1994), 'Interplanetary Meltdown' (1995), 'Psychic Karaoke' (1996) and 'Rejoice, Rejoice' (1998). In 1999, Transglobal Underground left Nation Records and signed to Ark21 Record's new label, Mondo Rhythmica. Currently TGU are in process of establishing their own independent record label. Nation Records released a Transglobal Underground CD compilation album entitled 'Backpacking On The Graves Of Our Ancestors - Transglobal Underground 1991-1998' in June 1999.
Collection notesThe material from the Nation Records collection consists of various CD covers, press releases, promotional photography, lyrics and flyers from twelve of the bands signed to the record label since 1989.