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CD | Singer/Songwriter
Cuentos Infantiles (Alternating with ms_roboto, #5)
CD | Theme - Alternating DJ
CD | Theme - Road Trip
Songs from all the countries of Africa, Disc three
CD | World
Songs from all the countries of Africa, Disc two
CD | World
Submit Date: 12/15/2007
Format: MP3 Playlist
Songs from all the countries of Africa, Disc one
Kenya: Chemutoi Ketienya & Girls
Zambia: The W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend To Cause Havoc)
Like A Chicken
Egypt: Mahmoud Fadl
Toban Weeye Shaqalladu
Mali: Rail Band
Congo: Tabu Ley Rochereau
Ethiopia: Mulatu Astatqé
Tezetayé Antchi Lidj
Ghana: Houghas Sorowonko
A Groovy Christmas and New Year (Kojo Donkoh)
Malawi: Mang'anja musicians
Nkazi Wa Mulomo
Nigeria: Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Africa 70 with Sandra Akanke Isidore
Rwanda Rwiza (Beautiful Rwanda)
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic / Western Sahara: Mariem Hassan
Uganda: George Okudi
Reunion: Rene Lacaille
South Africa: Letta Mbulu
My holiday gift to AOTM is disc one of a self-educating project to find a song for each of the 53 (or so) countries in Africa. The song selections reflect my own taste more than anything else, which tends towards funky and homegrown most of the time.
Songs are mostly drawn from the wonderful blog bennloxo.com, which has been a guiding light for me, from purchased cds, and from finds at www.calabashmusic.com. The blogs
are more recent discoveries - featuring tracks off discontinued records and also homemade tapes, the way music apparently gets distributed most frequently in many parts of Africa. Hopefully all four or five discs will be out by new year (and if you'd like to collaborate, by all means!)
Love Tabu Ley Rochereau as you will see. Great stuff hear.
The Gutbucket Brothers
Thank you for the early Christmas present, this looks nice and meaty...
wow, some of these are really obscure. [the countries, I mean.] my ignorance is showing, and I'm quite looking forward to my self-education--with a little help from my friends, of course. Merry Christmas!
This is really impressive, ambitious and great. I'm downloading it right now.
Always great to see a Blasi mix on this board. I concur with RC and I just can't wait to unwrap this one. Thanks Mike.
Absolutely awesome idea and achievement - I have every faith in you pulling this off. But will it be any good. Damn right I say! Cheers Mike.
quite an ambitious project - will be listening shortly
Only know Astatqe and the Nigerian pick (which was a MUST include in my opinion) Boy is this a great idea.
Nice. This is why I keep frequenting this place... for mixes like this. Can't wait to spin this.
can't wait to try this one.
A great project with awesome results.
Ambitious project! I'm checking the map...
Fabulous! Kudos for the project undertaking. We'll be watching, and counting, the discs.
oh my stars! - as Grandma Bea used to say. Mike, this is absolutely amazing and I'd pick it for Mix of the Week in a heartbeat if I hadn't already been "guest editor" twice in the past several months. [please, someone else do it!] the whole thing was a pure delight, w/ my favorites just barely more appealing than the others. my top 9 are from these countries: Malawi, Nigeria, Congo [always love the whistlin' tunes], Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Somalia...and I was certain Mariem Hassan from the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic was going to be my #1 here, until I heard Rene Lacaille of Reunion. I had to look it up; it's just some little island! the French and African influences converge to create one of the most magical sounds ever to slip through my auditory canals. Merry Christmas, Mr. Blasikin. I can hardly wait for disc #2.
Looks interesting, dont know very mutch there.
Huh, I thought I'd commented on this -- well, I meant to. Ambitious, indeed! Wow, and you even represented Eritrea! Can't wait to see the other discs!
Geez!!! how did I miss these? They are simply wonderful. Once gain, fantastic efforts, perfect execution and incredibly enlightening.
Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Can't wait to hear this. Enjoying even thinking about listening to this! Very very impressive endeavor!
joey de vivre
Awesome! Thank you! I don't know how you managed to keep such a groove while jumping all over the continent - just lucky I guess!
My friend AJ tells me that the lead track, Chemirocha, was inspired by the Kipsigis hearing recordings of the yodeling brakeman Jimmy Rodgers, (maybe the first recordings they had ever heard?) and trying to imagine what kind of creature could create music of such unearthly beauty. The resulting tribute is unearthly beautiful in its own right, don't you think?
bloody hell, look what happened when I was in transit (well when my PC was in transit anyway !) . . . . looks excellent and whilst I know very little here, I know more than I do on the average Indie mix !!
You must be
to do this.
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