This thread is mainly for polyrhythmic, international sounds that aren't big enough to get threads of their own. I lean toward south of the equator sounds here that are sometimes less club-oriented than artists highlighted on Afrobeats, dancehall, soca threads.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 16:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Mdou Moctar is touring the US now again.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 16:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 16:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink
2018 releases I still need to hear: Tallawit Timbouctou, Hali Diallo (Sahel Sounds) and Onkonkolo, Cantos (big crown)
Both on a Vinyl District website best of list
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Modern Brazil - s/d
Posted some things about Brazilian music on the Modern Brazil thread. Too many Brazilian musicians are under the radar in the English language world-- like Tim Bernardes and Romulo Froes.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 3 January 2019 23:48 (one week ago) Permalink
Just saw an awesome video clip on Facebook of BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness), a rap vocals with drummers combo from Soweto, South Africa at Collider 4 in Northampton, MA on their debut US appearance. They're onstage Saturday at a multi-act Secret Planet showcase at Drom, in NYC with Mdou Moctar and band from Niger. On Sunday, BCUC are at GlobalFEST in NYC and next Tuesday Jan 8 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 5 January 2019 06:22 (one week ago) Permalink
Yeah, i'm at globalFest tonight. particularly excited about 47soul doing their US debut, the Magos Herrera/BK Rider collabo, Dakhabrakha offshoot Dakh Daughters, my second show with Orquesta Akokan, blues rocker Amythyst Kiah, and, yes, BCUC.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 6 January 2019 17:33 (one week ago) Permalink
47 Soul were just down here in DC on either 4th or 5th I think, and they’re coming back next weekend. 1st show sold out quick. Haven’t decided whether to go to 2nd one. I missed the first. Haven’t listened to them online even yet. I saw Orquesta Akokan do a free set of retro Cuban mambo here at Kennedy Center. Singer was in both timba bands and Buena Vista type projects in past. Pretty good if not spectacular dance band
― curmudgeon, Monday, 7 January 2019 20:13 (one week ago) Permalink
they were outta this world when i saw them this fallbest big band i've seen in many years, maybe ever? the venue was paaaaacked and i probably said all of this on the 2018 thread but it was just that enjoyable. they put on a monster show!!
― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 7 January 2019 20:15 (one week ago) Permalink
I don't know if it's been brought up here (probably?), but I was just in Tanzania, and before I left I looked up the music scene and learned about singeli, this crazy 300 bpm music that's like an East African Atari Teenage Riot or something:
I saw the clip in this article: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/dec/17/this-cuts-across-society-how-singeli-music-went-from-tanzania-to-the-world
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 12:24 (one week ago) Permalink
We discussed it (a bit) on last year’s Afropop thread, in the light of this Nyege Nyege Tapes release: https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-of-sisso
― breastcrawl, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 12:46 (one week ago) Permalink
From here on down, in fact: rolling afropop / afrobeats 2018
― breastcrawl, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 12:52 (one week ago) Permalink
Okay, that didn’t come out the way I wanted to. Discussion on the thread is from Feb 6 through til Feb 12.
― breastcrawl, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 12:55 (one week ago) Permalink
Banning Eyre was impressed by Mali’s Harouna Samake at the Womex Festival
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 15:25 (one week ago) Permalink
I was wowed by South African group BCUC at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage yesterday. Energy, chops ( bass, conga, 2 marching band type drums, 3 vocalists including a female one with range), socio-political lyrics, dance moves.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 15:29 (one week ago) Permalink
yeah, BCUC were the big surprise at globalfest for me; the EP is okay but they're absolutely dynamite live
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 16:51 (one week ago) Permalink
this is exciting!
just found some more mamman sani tapes from the late 80s/early 90s so that's coming— sahel sounds (@sahelsounds) January 9, 2019
― Mordy, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 22:11 (one week ago) Permalink
[ducks head] I should have bought other Sahel Sounds vinyl at the Mdou Moctar show tonight with Horse Lords opening but I didn’t. At a previous time I saw he and his band I bought a t-shirt.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:25 (six days ago) Permalink
Oh, it was a good show.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:26 (six days ago) Permalink
Looks like Alfred S was the only vote in the Uproxx poll of 200 critics for Tal National. I should have voted and made it 2
― curmudgeon, Friday, 11 January 2019 02:33 (five days ago) Permalink
Saw a track vote on Uproxx for Jupiter and Okwess
― curmudgeon, Friday, 11 January 2019 19:20 (five days ago) Permalink
Listening to 2018 album by Malian kamala ngoni ( calabash bottom with vertical pole with strings making harp like sounds) musician Harouna Samake and band. Album is Kamale Blues. Strong male and female vocals and uptempo rhythms from band led by Samake. Upthread I noted that Banning Eyre touted Samake’s Womex fest gig
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 13 January 2019 20:07 (three days ago) Permalink
Sahel Sounds definitely worth following on twitter. Both links and random statements all worth checking out.
Mdou pitched a remake of Thriller in Agadez!
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 13 January 2019 20:15 (three days ago) Permalink
Tallawit Timbouctou, Hali Diallo (Sahel Sounds)
great buzzsaw guitar sound on this
― curmudgeon, Monday, 14 January 2019 05:37 (two days ago) Permalink