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Category Archives: Music

Somali Sounds Mogadishu-Djibuti

“…the archive… transport[s] our hearts and minds to Mogadishu of the 1970s and 1980s, when the coastal capital glistened as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean,’ when wine and cosmopolitanism flowed freely…” “This music was never made available for mass release. As a result, most of it has never been heard outside Somalia and the immediate region.” Something remarkable has taken place in the last few years: Somalia has reasserted itself. Indeed, challenges still remain—and they are grave. But we should not discount how far Somalia and Somali people have come from two decades of civil war, and current ongoing hardships. The Somali diaspora in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere in East Africa have used the digital tools their disposal—namely YouTube and blogs—to upload their collections. This cultural assertion is a cornerstone of the Somali revival. In 2015, Berlin-based researched and collector Nicolas Sheikholeslami nimbly scoured the Somali niches of the internet to compile Au Revoir Mogadishu Vol.1, a viral mixtape of Somali music from before the war. http://www.aurovilleradio.org/au-revoir-mogadishu/ Made speechless by the mixtape’s other-worldly sounds, Ostinato Records and Sheikholeslami traveled to the Horn of Africa after catching word of an archive of over 10,000 cassettes and reels, painstakingly preserved through the war by intrepid radio operators and dedicated vanguards of Somali culture. What we discovered is difficult to articulate. But what the music revealed was an untold history of the Somali music belt, which stretches from Djibouti to Hargeisa, all the way down to Mogadishu. Somali culture transcends artificial borders and groupings. For the last year, from Minnesota to Dubai, we have tracked down the musicians, songwriters, composers, former government bureaucrats, and quirky personalities that colored Somali music life. A full-fledged compilation album of the best cuts we discovered in this archive is slated for release this year exclusively on Ostinato Records. But because we could not wait to share what we have been reveling in, we have put together a little taste of one of the most hidden music cultures in the world. The sound quality of this recorded material also bear the scars of war, and you are hearing it in the same shape as we found it.


Comments: 0 Date: 22 Mar 2017

Orchestra Baobab

Life in Senegal has a soundtrack, and the Senegalese sound unmistakably has a Latin vibe. By tracing the bloodlines of slavery, arching from Gorée Island off the coast of Senegal, to North America, South America and the Caribbean, it is possible to begin to understand the long history in the relationship between Senegalese and Cuban music. Where people go, culture follows and where there is culture, there is the song that carries the story of its people.
Music in Senegal, with its strong structure of Latin flavor, continues to evolve with new musicians joining the international circuit every year.
Despite the differences in cultures, the music should feel like home to you. It’s the sadness, happiness, hopes and dreams that are a part of every human, a sense of longing and belonging that traveled throughout history and has become the sound of almost everything you hear on the radio and television. Orchestra Baobab is that sound directly from its source, a musical melting pot with the organic ingredients providing an undeniable flavor.
We are featuring in the beginning two songs from album to be released on 31st of March 2017 Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng....continuing with their early years.... Pirates Choice, Specialist in All Styles , Made in Dakar ...

trackllist

Orchestra Baobab - Foulo
Orchestra Baobab - Fayinkounko
Orchestra Baobab - Utru Horas
Orchestra Baobab - Coumba
Orchestra Baobab - Aduna Jarul Naawo - N'Wolof
Orchestra Baobab - Ndeleng Ndeleng
Orchestre Baobab-Gouygui de Dakar - Sibam
Orchestra Baobab - On Verra Ca
Orchestra Baobab - Ngalam
Orchestra Baobab - Jiin Ma Jiin Ma
Orchestra Baobab - Ndiaga Niaw
Orchestra Baobab - Pape Ndiaye
Orchestra Baobab - Nijaay

Djelan Duo

Djelan on midi-guitar, accompained by Suresh on drums, created an infectious beat which inspired people to dance and lose themselves in the music. The various effects connected with the midi-guitar of Djelan enabled him to replicate the sounds of trombone, sax, and even flute, giving the feel of a full band playing. The singer guitarist songwriter changed styles from soothing Bossa Nova to more spicy latino beats, and ended with Indian and Arabic flavours. Djelan: vocal & midi-guitar Suresh: drums  


Comments: 0 Date: 08 Mar 2017

Musical evening around the piano

“This event came from an idea of Alan to see how some Aurovillian pianists would gather and share their music love...” so Dominique, for the first time in public, Alain and Yaroslava shared their music with us. Music by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, Borodin, Chopin, Mozart and others.

Top of the World, Part 3

Soulful Afrohouse ? tribal house music in appreciation of Black Coffee, Boddhi Satva, Prince Kaybee, Liquideep, Pex Africah, Teargas, Heavy K...

tracklist

Dj Ace SA - Cape to Cairo
DJ Kent ft Liquideep - Top of the World
Liquideep - BBM
Prince Kaybee ft Lady Zama - Charlotte
Boddhi Satva feat.Bilal - Love Will (Ancestral Soul Mix)
Pex Africah, Mobi Dixon, Songz - Bayeza
EmoBoys - A Song About Nothing
MoBlack - Yen Nana Nom Busom (Cee ElAssaad Voodoo Mix)
BlackCoffee feat S'Tone - Set me Free
Teargas - Single
Kent ft Ziyon - Your Love
Mr Style - Sdudla
sami
Heavy K - M'bizeni (Feat. Nokwazi)
Mr Style Ft Muungu Africa - Uyangisilinga Wena
Aidin Caye - Reflections (Feat. Ziyon)

Jazz, Jazz, Jazz

Featuring some of well known jazz musicians

tracklist
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messemgers, When Love Is New
Cal Tjader Soul Bird tin tin
Bobby Hutcherson - Maiden Voyage
Charles Mingus - Better Git It In Your Soul
Herbie Hancock, King Cobra
The Horace Silver Quintet - The African Queen
Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame
Dexter Gordon - The Panther
Kenny Garrett - Sing A Song of Song
Bobby Hutcherson - Patterns
Kenny Garret African Exchange

Namaspamus Brass Band

Eight young musicians from Marseilles, France, with their brass instruments played a variety of pop dance songs, and created a refreshing festive atmosphere.
Although the concert took place on a Monday evening, the youth and volunteers found the charming vibes irresistible and took to the dance floor.
The musicians were interacting with the audience with a light sense of humour. It was a surprise to find such a joyful concert at the Youth Centre.

Chloe's performance at LFA

Chloe performed an interesting piece of music out of old tapes and systems. Her performance was intriguing as she created music through waste. The performance was a potpourri of jazz music, conversations and other genres of music.

Fresh Cuts

In today's musical edition we are featuring selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up - and - coming artists and everything in between. We’ve got, among other things, rhymes and beats from London, Brooklyn, the Netherlands and Haiti, some haunting electro -f olk from Cuba and Tunisia, and an all - female band from Sudan fighting for women’s rights.
Fresh Cuts, right? Life goes its own way, music seeks new expressions rooted in where we all came from.....
tracklist
Oddisee Like Really
Little Simz - Picture Perfect
MHD - AFRO TRAP Part.8 (Never)
Jairzinho - Tempo Feat. (Sevn Alias, BKO & Boef)
Denzel White - Get To You
Dotorado Pro - Fláuta Mágica
Michael Brun X Lakou Mizik - Gaya (ft. J. Perry)
Serge Beynaud - Akrakabo
Skip Marley - Lions
Jidenna - Bambi
Poirier - Pale Mal feat. Fwonte
Ibibio Sound Machine - Give Me a Reason (Official Music Video)
Dogo - Von Na Agbeto
Salute Yal Bannot African Girl
Hejira - I Don't Belong To Anyone
Vaz - Sunshine
Ibeyi - Eleggua
Emel Mathlouthi - Lost
Omar Sosa &Seckou Keita - Dary

Truba, Bregovic and Gyspys

The village of Gu?a has gained world fame owing to its Assembly of Trumpet Players, the largest trumpet event on the planet. The love of the people of Draga?evo for music, especially for the trumpet, began in the rule of Prince Miloš Obrenovi?, who ordered the formation of the first military band in 1831. From then until now the trumpet has reigned here uninterrupted while woodwind instruments, in keeping with the customs, warm the soul of its population.

This musical edition features as well well known Goran Bregovic with his collaborations .... and some gypsy music.

tracklist
Goran Bregovic- Mesecina
Tamburasi Rumski - Stanite dani stanite noci ( Pera Petrovic )
Trubaci - Leskovacki zvizduk
Trubaci Svadbarski cocek Undergorud podzemlje
Ludnica na mesecini Guca, stadion Trubaci Elvis Ajdinovic & Gypsy Groovz
Goran Bregovic - Caje Sukarije
Goran Bregovi- Ederlezi- Time of the Gypsies
Esma Redzepova - Gelem, gelem...
Cigani Ljubljat Pesnji - Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra
Boban Markovic Orkestar - Crni voz
Trubaci - Robot Kolo (Zemljotres kolo) Guca
Dejan Petrovic Big Band - Vrtlog
Goran Bregovic - Ringe ringe raja (Ya ya)
Guca Trubaci
Balkan Beat Box - Balkumbia

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