Anyone know about African Music?

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Post by casino addict » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:18 am

J_J wrote:FELA !!!!


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... &plindex=4


you need to watch this !!!!
was gonna mention this. my girlfriend is currently doing a translation of this into portuguese. essential viewing.

ben loxo's blog is totally on point.

i'd recommend checking congolese musician franco. he's released a lot of stuff... perhaps one of the 'best of' compilations by him is a good place to start.

oh, and if you want some dope african hiphop, seek out Msimu kwa msimu by X Plastaz. Great track.

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Post by spaceboy » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:52 am

Tinariwen - my current favourite

African Sufi Tribal music...

sick - sick...
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Post by ifp » Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:24 pm

yeah sufi music is the shit, i have some cds that have just 2 tracks going for about half an hour each. the rough guide to sufi music has some amazing music too - i prefer the turkish/iranian stuff though.

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Post by the_pearl » Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:49 pm

iag wrote:spaceboy

check out http://bennloxo.com/

it's an african music blog written by a canadian, he posts mp3's with every article and i've downloaded many.also the Nigeria 70 compilation on AfroStrut/Strut is excellent

Also check this one out of the big BK in NYC:
http://awesometapesfromafrica.blogspot.com/

Some seriously impossible to find sounds on here.
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Post by the_pearl » Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:50 pm

oop. i see someone already hit that one. nice.

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Post by the_pearl » Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:51 pm

so here's a French one that I like:
http://aduna.free.fr/

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Post by RubiconMan » Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:03 pm

big thread..
check
http://zerogsound.blogspot.com/
for regular odd stuff.
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Post by izc » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:58 pm

anyone yet mentioned dj edu's african street beats show on 1xtra?

also check out super mama djombo (guinea bissau) and cheikh lô (senegal), feeling both of them a lot! wicked grooves... ;)

and http://bennloxo.com/ as mentioned before.

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Post by i-line » Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:46 pm

Crazydave wrote:
dentoe wrote:check this blog: http://awesometapesfromafrica.blogspot.com/
Awesome! Always love new blogs. On a world tip may I also recommend:

http://magicofjuju.blogspot.com/

While I'm not always too keen on filesharing, this shit is so obscure it's more like an education! :)


On a completely separate note, anyone round here into Kuduro?
Kuduro all day long!!! I went to an Angolan club in Rio a few months back - they've got some serious dancers on that scene.

Been listening to that Buraka album a lot lately - seems like they're set to be The Next Big Thing.

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Post by izc » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:38 am

boy, how could i forget about this... :roll:

dj jay-s' kuduro-special on dubsquare radio (hour 2)
http://www.dubsquare.net/radio/dsq2007mar23.mp3

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Post by wordthecat » Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:21 pm

yes. loving kuduro - always decent stuff to be found in the archives @ http://masalacism.blogspot.com/ - some of which is collected here -

http://www.wordthecat.com/images/WTC_Ku ... lation.mp3

tracklist:

helder rei do kuduro - festa do paz
lucky gomes - baka zeze e toto remix
naio crazy e puto na veia - kibolo
dj n.k - msn kuduro
quim barreiros - a garagem da vizinha (dj n.k. remix)
buraka som sistema - yah
magnesio - dansa do tchiriri
magnesio - dansa do tchiriri #2
paranoico ft chakira - danca dos badi
kuduro sound system ft gata agressiva - merete
unknown (track 1 100% kuduro vozes afro LP)

should also mention kwaito - south african pitched down house/hip hop hybrid of sorts - many examples on youtube - a few of my favourites being

mgarime - sister bethina - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlEkRSq0-Qg

mzekezeke - ubani umzekezeke - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vja8Gwku09g

zola - mdlwembe (from 'tsotsi') - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV3nFwUlkYM

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Post by thenapking » Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:17 pm

someone already mentioned Soundway Records and I second that. Ghana sounds comps are both excellent as are all the little 7"s they released. They released a heavy, heavy Orchestre de Bawobab 7, which is well worth tracking down. Also check out their Mulatu Astake 10" and compilation. They have a sister label called Ekosound which re-releases Nigerian records in the UK.

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Post by RubiconMan » Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:51 pm

wordthecat wrote: should also mention kwaito - south african pitched down house/hip hop hybrid of sorts - many examples on youtube - a few of my favourites being

mgarime - sister bethina - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlEkRSq0-Qg

mzekezeke - ubani umzekezeke - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vja8Gwku09g

zola - mdlwembe (from 'tsotsi') - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV3nFwUlkYM
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Post by drumzofthesouth » Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:58 pm

tounami diabaté
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Post by marty » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:16 pm

african dope from south africa is also a quite interesting and diverse label: http://www.africandope.co.za/

also some of tony allen's stuff is pretty good, he got even some remix treatment from basic channel mark and terrence parker: http://hardwax.com/act/tony-allen/

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Post by junktion » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:01 pm

some of these have already been mentioned:

Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - "Boulevard De L'Independance" - World Circuit 2006
[increadible album, a fusion of the country's traditional instruments with modern instruments like a drum set or electric guitar and electric bass - some serious uplifting dancefloor stuff innit as well, the cd comes together with a short but great and very inspiring dvd.]

Ali Farka Toure - "Savane" - World Circuit 2006

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - "In The Heart Of The Moon" - World Circuit 2005

[there are many more great records by ali farka, from the 70s, 80s and 90s - some of the older ones have been re-released. the above two albums are his last ones, and also the greatest i think. the collaboration with toumani is a timeless piece of art. ali farka died in march 2006.]

Tinariwen - "Aman Iman : Water is Life" - skycap 2007
[this is there second album? i'm not sure. i saw/heard them live a few months ago in cologne - really meditative music. no wonder - the musicians regularly went backstage to put some more smoke in the air.]

Toumani and Ali Farka are from Mali.
Tinariwen are also officially from that country but they originate from the nomad tribes of the Touareg. There is much more recorded music from West-Africa with that kinda sound. The place is famous for it.

for an interesting and bassheavy view into the current rap / dancehall / kwaito from africa - check out|here records from munich..

"URBAN AFRICA CLUB" - Hiphop dancehall & kwaito
released 01.2007

"LAGOS STORI PLENTI" - Urban soundz from Nigeria
released 03.2006

"AFRICAN REBEL MUSIC" - Roots reggae and dancehall
released 01.2006

.. and more great stuff.
http://www.outhere.de/

they also recently put out the great BASSEKOU KOUYATE, also from mali, like ali farka also a griot - a story teller who knows over 1000 songs by heart, having learnt them from his father - you know how the story goes - 800 years of history:

BASSEKOU KOUYATE & Ngoni ba - "Segu Blue" - traditional ngoni master

the ngoni from west africa is the original banjo.

if you undastaand some german, check the fine arte metropolis report about him: http://www.youtube.com/v/JbsSnFLriYM

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this is all i got in mind at the moment.
if you listen to blues music from the USA like the sound of John Lee Hooker and others - that's roots african music as well, thats just it..

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Re: Anyone know about African Music?

Post by portis123 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:17 am

Hi all,

I have just written a short piece on some of my favourite African songs and musicians, it may be of interest: http://africasoundssa.blogspot.com/.

Cheers

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