Thursday, March 31, 2011


Kiné Lam Sunu—Thiossane 2

Face A
Mame Thierno
Kor Leer

Face B
Sourang MBeri
Wakh Baakhoul
Souma Sagnone

Whoa, thanks to Christian for this idyllic journey into the complexity of mbalax. It can be a bit off-putting to some listeners. But spend a little time with recordings like this and you'll see why mbalax causes intensely thoughtful disturbances across Dakar and the rest of Senegal. The forceful rhythmic precision, the effusive vocal outbursts and the brilliant lilt of it all reveal layers of meaning amidst the seeming-chaos. I for one am looking forward to unearthing further swagged out moments on this tape. There appear to be many.

Come party with us this Sunday at Tandem in Bushwick, Lovers Rock style. Big Gold Belt LIVE, Awesome Tapes From Africa + Mi Ami DJS, 9pm-??, 236 Troutman Street. There's a smoke machine.

just what I needed today!
first (almost) warm day in weeks here in Minnesota. perfect accompaniment to walking around campus.

thanks for another good one Brian!
Lucky! It's fucking snowing here in NYC today.
beautiful, beautiful blog. thanks for all your hard work. my favorite Kine Lam cassette is Le Retour, one of the best of the era.

red cloud
This is amazing! Unfortunately the first song seems to glitch and cut out early. Any chance of reuploading the full track, or does your file do the same thing?
Thanks for the mbalax!
This is pure goodness. I want to hire that bass player.
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