Saturday, November 21, 2009
This cassette of atmospheric dance tracks from Malian kamele n'goni ninja Issa Bagayogo, who is very well known across the world, may not be for everyone. But I really like the way it's produced, you can call me a euro world beat enthusiast or whatever. I don't care. Go ahead and buy it at Amazon.
I will be DJing Awesome Tapes from Africa in Williamsburg on Dec 5 with King Expressers and Mandingo Ambassadors, details here.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
People sometimes ask me why I do this blog, how did I get into African music, etc. I first heard this tape as a 19-year-old college student and it just destroyed me in ways I can't describe. Like some kind of junkie, I've been chasing the dragon ever since, and this is the awesome tape from Africa that started it all for me.