Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
For our good buddy Brandon Downing, who introduced us to the band many years ago.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Inspired by the first episode of Stephen Satterfield and Jessica Harris's High on the Hog, we spin field recordings, funk, neo-traditional Bariba & Dendi music, and more from the West African Republic
Monday, May 31, 2021
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Rujue Hayya رجوع هيئة
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Saturday, May 22, 2021
I've had this Moroccan cassette for years, something I picked up on Steinway Street's Nassem Halal Meat and Mediterranean Grocery long before the owner sold the store. This is an enjoyable ride, with bursts of punchy strings and organ fills -- are they real strings and organ or synth? -- over a driving, complex but steady, rocking beat. Terrific, subtly emotive vocals, with call-and-response chorus.
I've made a first attempt at a track list, but I don't entirely trust my transliteration skills. Worth noting that most of the songs bleed into each other, thus tracks 2 and 3 on Side One are really two songs, and Side Two is a continuous track consisting of four songs.
Fatna فاطنة and Taxi تکایسي
Ana Al Maebud Allah أنا المعبود الله and Alalat Rah Kwany الالة راه کواني
Ma Yuqit Lak Qabar ما يقيت لك قابار and Mimai Dariha ميمىي دارها and Eayt Ana Manhbur عيت أنا مانحبر and Malo Malo مالو مالو
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