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Question Mark - Love. Fantasma: Free Love review – astonishing South African fusion collective. Last year, musician Spoek Mathambo and film-maker Lebo Rasethaba explored the myriad forms of South African music in the feature-length documentary The Future Sounds of Mzansi. Now Mathambo is taking his own music in genuinely astonishing directions with Fantasma, a collective including producer DJ Spoko, associated with Pretoria’s “bacardi house” scene and the DJ Mujava hit Township Funk; guitarist André Geldenhuys; multi-instrumentalist Bhekisenzo Cele; and drummer Michael Buchanan.

Together they’ve plundered a breathtaking variety of styles. Higher Power, for example, fuses elements of hip-hop, electronica, southern soul and psych-rock; while Peaking marries vintage synths to hi-life guitars and breakbeats. While each track is boldly experimental, Free Love never feels like an academic exercise – it’s playful, infectious Afro-pop, in love with music in all its forms. Download DJ Gioumanne’s Afro Cosmic Club Volume 2. 1963 - The Third Castle Lager Jazz Festival :: The Blue Notes.

ElectricJive. ... The African Cypher Official Trailer #1 (2012) - Dance Documentary HD. The Forest and the Zoo | The Chimurenga Chronic. The Forest and the Zoo* (Aryan Kaganof with Johnny Mbizo Dyani) * Johnny Dyani Interview: 22-23 December 1985 I was 19 years old when I left South Africa to avoid being conscripted into the apartheid army. My great passion was music and I had for a number of years been the head reviewer of the New Albums page of Scope magazine. It was only once outside of South Africa however, that I encountered for the first time the music of the jazz exiles, most notably, the Blue Notes.

Blue Notes For Mongezi remains, for me, the most excoriating musical document ever produced by South African musicians. I fell in love with the singing tones of the bass on that album and started to hunt down every recording that I could find by that bass player whose name was Johnny Mbizo Dyani. Johnny was living in Malmo, Sweden, at the time, and his subtly melodic, occasionally rasping voice reminded me of his bass playing. Johnny Dyani: This police officer asked, ‘So, are these your boys?’ AK: They lived with them… Bembeya Jazz - Petit Sekou. 1979. K’naan, on Censoring Himself For Success.

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Reviving the Radio Tanzania Archives. From The Archive: Radio Tanzania. *All photos by Jonathan Kalan In a non-descript, shabby building on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam lies the headquarters of the Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation. Not much to look at, the TBC building is home to a number of radio stations, a TV center, and various run-down offices. In one of those offices sits Bruno Naguka, the longest-serving employee of the TBC and erstwhile guardian of an astounding archive of Tanzanian music. Most of the estimated 100,000 hours of recordings was only ever broadcast on the now defunct Radio Tanzania Dar Es Salaam, the state controlled outlet that was the only station on the dial for 25 years after independence. The recordings were all made on reel-to-reel tapes, and up until now very few people have had access to them, or even knowledge of their existence. The tapes include political speeches from the independence era, traditional ngoma recordings, the sung poetry of Taraab and even interviews with Robert Mugabe, Mohammed Ali, and many others.

Akwaaba Music's sounds. From The Vaults: 1970s Zambian Fuzz from Amanaz. LA MUSIQUE MALIENNE. FOUR out of print volumes of the amazing Musicaphon Anthology of the Music of Mali. If it's too hot to sleep where you are (it is in NYC) this is my prescription. Better than your dreams? L'Ensemble Instrumental du Mali The following two volumes via the amazing Holy Warbles: Le Mali des Sables - Les Songoy Le Mali des steppes et des savanes - Les Mandingues Les peul. Soundtravels's sounds. Jagwa Music - Mwana wa Kitwana. Jagwa Music @ Roskilde Festival 2011. Locations of the m/othership - an audio visual anti lecture. Oro. Group Inerane: "Tehiteyman" by alteredzones. The only way to play guitar. BreakThru Radio. Dec 1, 2011| By: DJ Meredith The Afrobeat Show BEATS.

DRUMS. PASSION. SOUL. Feel the pulse of the world & tune in to DJ Meredith's Afrobeat Show! 00:00 Intro 02:00 Dounia Part 2 - Fanga ft. Dele SosimiDec 29 - Open the Gate - the Black Culture Cafe - London, UK Femi KutiDec 1 - Theatre Lino Ventura - Nice, FranceDec 2 - Espace Julien - Marseilles, FranceDec 3 - Transbordeur - Lyon, FranceDec 7 - Le Bikini - Toulouse, FranceDec 9 - Le Cargo - Caen, FranceDec 10 - Le 106 - Caen, FranceDec 13 - L'Aeronef - Lille, FranceDec 15 - La Cartonnerie - Reims, FranceDec 16 - La Vapeur - Dijon, FranceDec 17 - Antwerpen - Antwerp, Belgium Tony AllenDec 16 - Grounds - Rotterdam, NetherlandsDec 17 - Grounds - Rotterdam, NetherlandsJan 21 - Theatre Victor Hugo - Bagneux, France Manu DibangoJan 14 - Theatre De L'hotel Casino Barriere - Lille, FranceJan 21 - Le Diapason - Saint Marcellin - Grenoble, FranceMay 22 - Theatre De L'olympia a Arcachon, France Category: Media, Music.

Philip Tabane And His Malombo Jazzman-The Indigenous Afro-Jazz Sounds. Okayafrica. | Giving you true notes since 247,000 BC. Franck Biyong's sounds. Lagos Disco Inferno Out Now! Available as Gatefold Double LP and on CD in an unbreakable digipack with booklet. The current issue of Vice Magazine lists Lagos Disco Inferno as Best Album Of The Month!

Check out this other great review we got from Dusted, or my personal favorite, this one over here at Pop Matters writen by David Maine. Buy a copy at your local record store or order one online at Academy LP mailorder, Dusty Groove or Honest Jon's in Europe. Amazon has them as well and also offers digital downloads how I have just learned. Heres the track list, click onto the highlighted tracks an check out some sound clips: V/A- The Eyo Beats: 60 Africa 70 (Domino Sound 31 *Cassette) Yet another finely compiled cassette of crackly African gold brought to you by the good folks at Domino Sound.

Mediafire Download Link: V/A- The Eyo Beats: 60 Africa 70 (Domino Sound 31 *Cassette) A-side Wanajiita Sisi Wahuni- Jim Lasco (Nairobi)Janja Yako- NUTA Jazz Band (Tanzania)Bqna Conga Baleli Liwa ya Sinatra- Jean Bokelo (Zaire)Eyo Beats- Tunde Nightingale (Nigeria)Kosowa Loda- Victor Oleiya (Nigeria)Ikoro Special- Dan Satch- (Nigeria)Seeri Koko- Orchestra Baobab (Senegal)Pakora Ibo- Andre Pierre & L’Ivoiro Star (Ivory Coast)Jolly Papa- Cardinal Rex Lawson (Nigeria)Hamadi- Eli Wamala (Uganda)Batumanbe- Orchestra Regional de Segou (Mali) B-side ??????? - Steven Amechi- (Nigeria)Ewa- Dr.

The Okayafrica Mixtape Series: AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #1. When we re-launched Okayafrica this March (or launched for reals, really), we asked some of our favorite peeps if they would curate a playlist or mixtape of their favorite African or African-inspired music to share with the rest of the music-loving world. To christen the series – Africa In Your Earbuds – world traveling DJ, producer, writer, and Dutty Artz crew member Chief Boima (who is currently somewhere in Liberia wrapping his head around urbanism, globalization and, as some in our office would hope, daggering in Freetown not far from ancestral hometown) sent us this 40+ minutes of excellent African sounds.

We’ve been bumping it non-stop. It also is stands as the first installment of the new Ghetto Palms Redux column over at our good friends The Fader, written by Okayplayer’s own Eddie Stats. Here’s what Eddie has to say about Boima’s choices – and we’re not saying it ourselves, cuz it couldn’t be said better: For more on Boima, check here . Lulu, “Alhamdulillah” M.I., “Blaze” (f. Galaxy Around Olodumare, An Ilé Oxumaré Compilation. PodOmatic | Podcast - DJ 4TH WURLD presents...The Shrine! What Egypt’s revolution tells us about the nature of social media.

And this is how it started on January 25th !! "Updated : With Video" This is how it began on January 25th when the police forces attack the protesters at Tahrir square at night after midnight and this is why I am so scared now !! The military police has attacked the protesters who were having a sit at Tahrir square and at the cabinet HQ at Kasr Al Aini street. Protesters have been chased and eye witnesses are saying that teasers and whips were used, activists have been detained. No one is allowed to enter there , journalists were not allowed to cover what is going on. There are reports that masked men with machine guns were seen with the military police , I think they were brought to scare the protesters. I know someone will say that there is a curfew and I tell him that the curfew does not give the military to end the sit in by this shameful and disgraceful way. Mona showed a photo for a protester who was beaten by the military forces :( Here is the latest footage from Al Tahrir square from Ramy Raoof.

A Fractal Gallery. Salif Keita. *** VOODOOFUNK ***