Thursday, May 20, 2010
I was trying to post some music this week but it got all fucked up
So in the meantime I wanted to let you know about some Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ sets coming up:
June 3 Lyon at Obamo Café
June 4 Marseille at Le Polikarpov
June 5 Paris at Villette Sonique (@Parc de la Villette w/ Oneida, Secret Chiefs 3, Ganglians and Blues Control)
June 9 Berlin at Bar25
June 10 Cologne at A-Musik "Spätkauf"
June 11 Düsseldorf at Salon des Amateurs
Come say hello if you're nearby.
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Ne M'Envoulez Pas
If you hadn't been familiar with Baba Salah until now, today might be your lucky day.
Some Songhai friends I made around Timbuktu, Mali introduced me to Baba Salah's music. As I traveled the region between that town and Salah's hometown Gao, I heard a lot more on the radio. I had also seen him play a show: Salah's was one of the only interesting main stage performances at Festival au Desert that year, apart from Khaira Arby's (which pretty much changed my life). But I hadn't run into a Salah cassette until very recently, when Chris from Sahel Sounds dropped by Brooklyn for a visit, generously showering me in tapes from the desert's edge.
This is essentially really excellent pop music. Have a listen.
Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ set as part of the always jammin Cool Places party @ Zebulon in Williamsburg on Saturday, May 15 (late-ish).