Sunday, March 28, 2010
This stuff is a big deal in Botswana.
Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ sets coming up: BPM in Williamsburg on Saturday, April 3 with No Small Money Brass Band and Cake Shop on Monday, April 12 with my homies MI AMI plus
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sekouba Traore—Walinyumadon Vol. 1
Bèki de la Dô
Dankoroba - Nianza
Hunters' music from Mali par excellence. Buzzy, bluesy blackouts abound. The tape swings harder and rawer than most.
I bought this tape at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in DC, 2003... KEXP captured a performance there.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Black Nature and Heavy D—Wumbanma
It's been raining all day so I am not mad at bubbly rhythms and auto-tune right about now. Hiplife from Northern Ghana circa 2005.