Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tondjon — Niyak3
Les Droit Des Enfants
Rap from Mali. Deal with it. I think "tondjon" means "slaves" in Bambara.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument
The next Awesome Tapes From Africa LP release is by Hailu Mergia, the Ethiopian one-man-band accordion/keyboardist extraordinaire. Hailu made his name in Walias Band and later went on to do some visionary solo recordings. Hailu Mergia's beautiful and surprising 1985 foray into traditional Ethiopian songs via analog synth, electric piano and accordion has been remastered and will be available June 25 on LP/CD/MP3/C60.