Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Groupe El Badil—Cassette 3
Islamic chants as a vehicle for a varied and compelling array of rhythmic directions. Every song is different. I dance to the electronic super-charged second-cousin of drum n bass joints, I sway to the more acoustic, chorus-focused songs. I am going to be listening to a lot of this.
Groupe El Badil have some recordings available.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tafese Tesfaye—1989 Zemana Getem Derasi
In observance of Great Lent, here is begena (bass lyre, King David's harp) music from an Ethiopian Orthodox monk, circa 1996 (1989 according to the Ethiopia calendar). Contemplate your sinning ways and get with the minimally stark low-end rumble of this ancient instrument.
BTW—Dur-Dur Band Volume 5 (ATFA004) comes out next week, March 19, on LP, CD, MP3 and limited edition cassette. Get yours here.
ALSO—Go deep into Sudanese, Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean music videos and Ghanaian TV sit-com, Nigerian cinema, tons of African TV advertisements and more at ATFA-curated weekend of YouTube videos on Network Awesome.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Kompilation Moytoul—Hip Hop contre le Sida
Mariano (Bibson / Maxi Krazy)
Xolu Chando (Gaston / Bouks)
Yaye Balma (Billy Joe / KT)
Xippi te Xoi (Laye B)
Nit Ki (Big D / Fatim / Pacotille)
Year 2000 Senegal rap-ragga-dancehall all-star compilation to raise awareness about AIDS.