Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Umaru Sanda—Dariya Da Makiya

Side A
Sarakua Nua
Dariya Da Makiya
Yadda Da Allah

Side B
Zagin Diyan Wasu
Kiyayyan Banza

I know I have talked about this tape elsewhere. It's as groovy as it is left-field. Summer party jams for those in the know. In the end my favorite shit is always the weirdest shit.

"In the end my favorite shit is always the weirdest shit."


Keep it on the weird end...
Second the amen.

Hey thursdayborn, any chance to post the early Tinariwen cassettes?

Loving the grooves,
Great site - thanks for all the hard work!

Any chance you can post some Fracis Bebey?

- Eric
Wow, this is great... I especially love song #2. This is infectious. Great stuff.
Woah! Nice one!!! This guys stuff seems crazily similar to that Yahaya Alhaji Zakari's album you posted up ages ago, but its also somewhat spacey, sorta like the thing you could play as a soundtrack to a trip to the Moon.

Its sung in Hausa, but its the dialect used in Ghana. Comparing this Zongo-groove with those austere Sahelian Nigerian and Nigerien sounds and hear the way in which Ghana has had affected its Hausa population: Kpanlogo, talking drums and synthesizers a la Highlife: undoubtedly Ghanaian!

My Hausa isn't good but judging from some of the lyrics, its just as baffling. One of the songs sound like they're saying "Kai BANZA" ("you FOOL")....??? Unique stuff: Love it!
Loving the inept synths!
Goddamn, this is incredible!
The interview you linked to mentions 'awesome tapes from Thailand.' i want to hear that!
Here's a link to awesome tapes from thailand via dj rupture's wfmu program mudd up! (scroll down to feb 2008): http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/DR

unfortunately i do not have any of tinariwen's music on cassette. it bums me out to think i was actually in timbuktu, where one could surely find those, and i did not look for them. not sure when i'd be back there again...

my friend last night asked me about francis bebey and i had to admit ignorance. he described bebey as a sort of arthur russell of africa-type character, which sounds kind of crazy but intriguing.

That big drum is SERIOUSLY "in the pocket."

wonderful, wonderful music.

question, since you are knowledgeable: is it true that these "indigenous" styles of music are fading away and being replaced by Western styles (hip-hop, dancehall, etc)?

it seems a truism that the world is becoming more homogenized in terms of culture...
Sweet - the world's a better place for hearing ALL this!

Hey- Pesky!
YOU are knowledgeable!!! Look around your own land. If it happens here, it happens there. NO difference. Your answer is correct. It is 2009 everywhere. Tears! Cheers!
from what year?
any translation?
groovey bubbles
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