Saturday, November 21, 2009

 

Issa Bagayogo—Sya




Face A
Sya
Gnangran
Kanadiankan
Djinew Nakan

Face B
Diarabi
Kouloun
Lanaya
Madomba

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

 

Wulomei—Kpabi




Side A
Kpabi
Aashola
Ataa
Odonkpoto

Side B
Ataa Oblanyo
Bijou
Esi Ekua
Awuma Yeli

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.

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