Friday, August 31, 2012


Boubou Tounkara—Tara

Face A
Alpha Yaya

Face B
Na Kadija

In my mind Sahelian music doesn't get much better than this. You're welcome to disagree. But that damn n'goni might knock you over... if the one-two of the tinkly keyboards and Mr. Tounkara's vocalizations don't KO you first.

Monday, August 27, 2012


Jean Claude Bamogo—Panaki Panazoe Mix 2

Face A
Ting-Tang *
Tinga Nooma
Laalé *

Face B
Mam Nonga Foo
Panaki panazoe *
Panaki panazoe

*—Focus tracks

Here is a late period album of intricately rendered dance jams and low-key phone-ins from Burkina Faso's Jean Claude Bamogo (who was in old school awesome band l'Orchestra Super Volta). It is what it is, even legends don't make 100% perfect tapes. The good tracks are really good.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Getatchew Mekurya

Side A
Side B 
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
Track 9
Track 10

Definitely don't sleep on brilliant Ethiopian sax man Getatchew Mekurya. He has recently been touring and recording with the Ex and, of course, is featured in the earth shattering Éthiopiques series.

Monday, August 06, 2012


General Kollington Ayinla & His African Fuji Eaglets Lakukulala

Side 1
Tiwa Laye Nfe
Olorun Lo Jona Mo'le
Tiwon Oto, Tolorun Oto

Side 2
Bi General Gborin Tuntun De
Basorun Abiola
Karaye Ma Se Damu Awa
Abere Ajesara
The Late Journalists
Alh. Sulaimon Oyegbemi

I can't get enough Nigerian fuji music these days. Here is a particularly deep one from a king among men. 1991 wishes you a blessed day.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012


Yedenou Adjahoui et son Groupe Folklorique d'Avarankou R.P. Benin

Face A

Face B

Traditional music from the Béninoise vodoun sound extraordinaire Yedenou Adjahoui.

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