Sunday, March 28, 2010

 

Shumba Ratshega—Makhirikhiri






Face A
Dumelang
Masa
Sengweneu-gwen
Sananapo
Tsabama

Face B
Makhirikhiri
Bantaloia
Mmaamota
AIDS
Dikgafela

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 Soft Circle Hunters and Drawlings.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

 

Sekouba Traore—Walinyumadon Vol. 1






Face A
Bèki de la Dô
Walinyumadon
Dankoroba - Nianza

Face B
Chouyala Kaban
Dounouni
Nakama Konianba

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






Side A
Nangbanyini
Sokoliki
Chelmi
Obaatumtum

Side B
Soomei Sonka
Wumbanma
Chilibu/Wubgibu
Azuhukanbe

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.

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