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. Higher Ground with Jonathan Overby World Music with African Roots and more... Saturday Evenings 7-11 PM Each edition of Higher Ground features Jonathan's weekly blend of new and legendary artists from unique regions of the world. \ His four hour broadcast celebrates a world music mix of such styles as Afro Pop, Salsa, Celtic Reels and Jigs, Sufi, Greek Café, Samba, Merengue, Bachata, Congolese Rumba, Delta Blues, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Son, Brazilian Gypsy Swing, Native American, Turkish Café, Zouk, Reggae, Klezmer, classical jazz and more. Hear Higher Ground on most WPR's Music Stations and on WHAD-FM 90.7 in Milwaukee.
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 Island Connection - Page 1 - Music This Saturday, the Albany Manor in Crown Heights will play host to New York's biggest dancehall reggae DJ competition, the Global Clash. During the event, sound systems—DJ crews, in reggae parlance—from five countries will vie for the title of world's greatest selectah, spinning deep cuts while hyping the crowd in hopes of winning a trophy and global recognition. In 2010, a Jamaican-American sound system from Brooklyn called King Addies emerged victorious, but this year, Barrier Free, a crew that represents the island nation of Japan, is a strong challenger. For more than 10 years, Japan has had a robust reggae industry with its own dedicated clubs, festivals, magazines, and television shows.
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 .
BreakThru Radio Dec 1, 2011| By: DJ Meredith The Afrobeat Show BEATS. DRUMS. 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.
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