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 those of artists highlighted on Afrobeats, dancehall, soca, etc. threads. Sometimes, but not always, the artists are older than those on those other threads. More old-school bands too. Often less digital programming but if it includes such playing/programming it is usually less popular
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:01 (three months ago) link
Here's last year's thread- 2020
Rolling Global Outernational Non-West Non-English (Some Exceptions) 2020 Thread (Often African bands)
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:03 (three months ago) link
Still catching up on 2020 music slowly ( other things keeping me from listening)
Saw an Awesome Tapes from Africa email about a Mail release that looked promising; once I find time
― curmudgeon, Friday, 8 January 2021 18:46 (three months ago) link
Jonathan Bogart in part re his top songs of 2020 : I dare say that just about anyone could find something to love in there, even if they don’t speak Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swahili, or Zulu (the most common non-English languages throughout the playlist).
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 02:48 (three months ago) link
Bogart ranked 50 songs and did a Spotify list plus a 626 song YouTube playlist. A lot of it is more Afro thread material but since he has Caribbean and Brazilian and more , I posted it here
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 05:34 (three months ago) link
Breastcrawl may even know already about many of the above artists.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 15:21 (three months ago) link
cool, I only just saw this. reservations about JB aside, I’m looking forward to do some digging in. (rest assured, if last year’s list is anything to go by there will be lots I don’t know)
― partyin' maskless with Rudy G. and Vanilla Ice, it's a gas gas gas (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 12:15 (three months ago) link
Chouk Bwa & The Ångstromers Vodou Alé Haitian Drumming and Singing with Touches of Electronica and Dancehall Music
Just finally listened to this 2020 effort. Not bad but doesn’t consistently wow me. Critic Ted Gioia had it in his long year end list
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 January 2021 02:15 (three months ago) link
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 17 January 2021 16:29 (two months ago) link
album titles in the link
Rocky DawuniSonghoy Blues Elida AlmeidaAricia Mess from Putumayo presents Brazil-Samba, Bossa, and BeyondHailu Mergia Groupe RTDGordon KonangLinos Wengara Magaya & Zimbaremabwe Mbira VibesModeste Hugues & Kilema Artists for Peace & Justice- Let the Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1Ali Bilali SoudanHerb AlpertAndal Sukabe from Music from Saharan WhatsApp 7 Sahel SoundsPenny PennyNahawa Doumbia Ballake SissokoOumou Sangare - AcousticMonty Alexander
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 17 January 2021 16:46 (two months ago) link
This rips (Ugandan drum group on Nyege Nyege):https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/ejokawulida
― change display name (Jordan), Monday, 18 January 2021 20:57 (two months ago) link
Still catching up on 2020-- the Al Bilali Soudan (not Ali as I mistakenly typed earlier) album has great North African desert guitar work. Maybe not anything new at this point, but done really well.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 17:03 (two months ago) link
Actually that's ngoni on that and maybe not guitar
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 17:09 (two months ago) link
Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia also on above list has a powerful, passionate voice . She's from southern Mali. in the Wassoulou region. This area is well known for generating some of the best female singers in Mali, including Oumou Sangaré.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 17:25 (two months ago) link
Modeste Hugues & Kilema is pleasant afro-folk from Madagascar .
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 19:54 (two months ago) link
Still more there to go through.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 January 2021 17:34 (two months ago) link
The Oumou Sangare acoustic album from last year is nice. She's still got a great voice. One of those many fantastic southern Mali vocalists
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 23 January 2021 06:30 (two months ago) link
I don't think the kora album by Ballake Sissoko that afropop.org listed is available yet. He is a good player. Saw him duet with French musician Vincent Segal live, and they also were together on Tiny Desk
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 00:20 (two months ago) link
New digital only collection with e-book of global 78s put together by Excavated Shellac and Dust to Digital
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 16:33 (two months ago) link
thanks for posting that tiny desk concert! I watched it last night. I know their albums together already, but it was a real treat to be able to see them playing with each other. This is basically what I imagine heaven would sound like.
I skipped a kora concert summer '19. I don't even remember who was playing, but I've regretted it ever since, particularly in the past year.
That shellac collection sounds amazing, I kind of want to convene a group project to listen to the whole thing.
― rob, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 16:50 (two months ago) link
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 02:00 (two months ago) link
that excavated shellac thing looks amazing - used to follow the blog - but come on, 100+ tracks? no one has the time.
― Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 11:30 (two months ago) link
ordered the shellac collection! downloading the large pdf is taken some time let alone the music :D
― nxd, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 11:51 (two months ago) link
oh wait that was the music
anyway listening now
― nxd, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 12:43 (two months ago) link
the detail in the document is amazing btw, full page of history for each track and lyrics and translations
― nxd, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 18:38 (two months ago) link
got it off bandcamp earlier and talked a friend into listening to a few songs each week and chatting about it, pretty excited!
― rob, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 18:39 (two months ago) link
Christgau just posted his fave albums for 2020 list and it includes this North African one below from 2017
3. Group Doueh & Cheveu: Dakhla Sahara Session (Born Bad ‘17)
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 19:18 (two months ago) link
Nahawa Doumbia , Mali singer with her band in Stockholm last year. She has a new album that was available in Mali in November 2020, & Awesome Tapes from Africa is releasing elsewhere now
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 28 January 2021 04:00 (two months ago) link
Nice I'll have to check that out. I got pretty into La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3 last summer
― rob, Thursday, 28 January 2021 15:15 (two months ago) link
RIP Sibongile Khumalo, South African Zulu jazz & choral singer
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 6 February 2021 05:43 (two months ago) link
I forget the name of the rap not in English thread, so Inwill post this here instead. I see in The NY Times actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas saying that she listens to Hindi rap like Raftaar and Divine when she works out.
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 7 February 2021 19:53 (two months ago) link
that's this thread, curmudge: Rolling worldwide rap thread 2021
― Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Sunday, 7 February 2021 20:12 (two months ago) link
Reading in NY Times about Barbara Dane , 93 years old musician and Paredon label owner
Musician Barbara Dane’s Life of Defiance and Song - plus Her label released music produced by liberation movements in Vietnam, Palestine, Angola, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Greece, Uruguay, Mexico, the United States and beyond.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 11 February 2021 18:01 (two months ago) link
Folkways controls the label now
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 11 February 2021 18:02 (two months ago) link
nice to see that paddy bush's old documentary on the malagasy musician rakotozafy has made it back to youtube again:
― would a nit be nice? (NickB), Friday, 12 February 2021 22:48 (two months ago) link
Kôrôlén is a very special collaboration between two titans in music: Toumani Diabaté, the Grammy-winning Malian kora virtuoso, and the London Symphony Orchestra, renowned worldwide for their performances of orchestral music on record, film and stage. Diabaté, a griot whose musical lineage stretches back generations, is well known as one of the most creative musicians on the African continent, and is almost single-handedly responsible for bringing the iconic sound of the kora to worldwide audiences. No stranger to a genre-defying collaboration, he has recorded two Grammy-winning albums alongside desert blues pioneer Ali Farka Touré, as well as projects with Taj Mahal, Björk, Béla Fleck, Damon Albarn and Afrocubism.Commissioned as a special project by the Barbican Centre in London and produced by World Circuit, these recordings feature Diabaté and his group of eminent Malian musicians (including Kasse Mady Diabaté and Lassana Diabaté), accompanied by the soaring presence of the LSO, in dedicated arrangements by Nico Muhly and Ian Gardiner and conducted by Clark Rundell. The title bestowed by Diabaté on this unique and groundbreaking release, 'Kôrôlén', translates from the Mandinka language as 'ancestral' - a fitting theme for an album that brings together ancient griot melodies and Western orchestral arrangements, resulting in an achingly beautiful and fresh neo-classical sound that will appeal to admirers of African, traditional and new classical, and ambient music.
Commissioned as a special project by the Barbican Centre in London and produced by World Circuit, these recordings feature Diabaté and his group of eminent Malian musicians (including Kasse Mady Diabaté and Lassana Diabaté), accompanied by the soaring presence of the LSO, in dedicated arrangements by Nico Muhly and Ian Gardiner and conducted by Clark Rundell. The title bestowed by Diabaté on this unique and groundbreaking release, 'Kôrôlén', translates from the Mandinka language as 'ancestral' - a fitting theme for an album that brings together ancient griot melodies and Western orchestral arrangements, resulting in an achingly beautiful and fresh neo-classical sound that will appeal to admirers of African, traditional and new classical, and ambient music.
― That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 18 February 2021 16:27 (one month ago) link
arghhhh with someone like toumani would go LOWER-fi not higher fiorchestra collabs are such a snooze
― sean gramophone, Thursday, 18 February 2021 16:45 (one month ago) link
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 18 February 2021 16:46 (one month ago) link
yeah I'm listening to "Haïnamady Town" off this right now and Diabaté is excellent of course, but the LSO bits are pretty sacharine
― rob, Friday, 19 February 2021 13:57 (one month ago) link
Here's one that rightfully should go on yesterday's '70s boogie thread 'cept it's not from the '70s and isn't about boogying per se; is from the Songhoy Blues LP that Steve was disappointed by last year. Similar to fellow Malian Ali Farka Toure, Songhoy Blues are fans of John Lee Hooker; unlike Ali Farka Touré their Hooker-derived blues boogie sometimes sounds like Brownsville Station.
― Frank Kogan, Sunday, 21 February 2021 22:36 (one month ago) link
Sorry not much of Brownsville fan, although I am curious about how Songhoy Blues sound changed into this more boogie rock one
― curmudgeon, Monday, 22 February 2021 04:06 (one month ago) link
Paul Bowles, author & musician, went to Morocco in 1959 and recorded music there. It was released as a 1972 lp, and now his tapes are on YouTube
― curmudgeon, Monday, 22 February 2021 04:08 (one month ago) link
A Brazilian top 20 for 2020
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 01:53 (one month ago) link
Oduor Nyagweno, solo nyatiti & vocals, worth reading the backstory here:https://petelarson.bandcamp.com/album/where-i-go-i-am-there
― change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 21:35 (one month ago) link
At 14 years of age he had a dream about the nyatiti and when he awoke the following day, he was magically able to play it, or so the legend goes. Nyagweno started entering nyatiti competitions and quickly moved up the ranks to become one of the best nyatiti players in the area
Here’s part of backstory but there’s more.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 22:02 (one month ago) link
Longtime Armenian singer/ instrumentalist and occasional Hollywood bit actor Guy Chookoorian has died. Lots of Armenians who fled their homes after Turkish genocide end up in Southern California
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:00 (one month ago) link
Punjabi / India singer Sardool Sikander dead at 60 from Covid
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 25 February 2021 15:29 (one month ago) link
Not 100 percent sure this is the right thread for this, but Buscabulla was discussed on last year's thread. This is a lovely, languorous dream-pop cover. I wasn't familiar with the original, but I gather it's a Puerto Rican karaoke staple. I've gone back and listened to earlier recordings (Lissette Alvarez, Umberto Tozzi) and they're good but I like the chill vibe of this one.
― a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 18:17 (one month ago) link
With the recent Spotify launches in several more African countries, I've been generating playlists to show what the new listeners in each country were disproportionately playing in their first few days. If you're interested:
Nigeria: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4RVekSXvQYyHrF6XyxEdwH?si=bPCTg3hlR5iERR1Z-j5z3gGhana: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0i3gO0KVgrTahrMziABjzi?si=qo64HhfaRgCDQqQO7k2J-gKenya: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4qTwmED83dqkVGNY9W76Jx?si=wePsV8afS0-Mw_0rL_B7pwTanzania: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5Z0dnLnskhYb1aCHmreyP7?si=azB7nRvISeKQ0NY6ElLgzwUganda: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1JY0Esk4iU4vvCvxM6WOH9?si=H7hM1lCUR1O-awDgdO-_IABotswana: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1vAV9s9KXwLCD7knb4TrDX?si=SJKH7Xb6TqeUJBBumbTrCASenegal: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1uV3spPPFM8rbTjQm5R0U8?si=ijx0CwytSEaKU51c8M3x3QZimbabwe: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6jz4ew4EjyoQEc93QXItMa?si=_nbg2izzScGPqgF8pdpWgQRwanda: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6vqW1BNtJLAtrDNv5l0abc?si=oY1K1PFnRh2tTsziEpa2WQBurundi: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1mRpE6qCP9aKMqrkzoUTto?si=YnoYpakIRVy6OJKNXYBj0wMalawi: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/44WtZOWm90wMMiaeFQauGw?si=VK8hLFhvQiKSXBAX12iyJA
― glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:01 (one month ago) link
I was happily skimming through those but got stuck on Eli Njuchi (Malawi) for a while!
― glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:32 (one month ago) link
without having checked those links yet: that’s very cool, thanx!
― Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 18:47 (one month ago) link
these playlists would actually be at least as appropriate for the Rolling Afropop. feel free to post them there as well! am I correct in assuming you rid these lists of “international” hits, like in one of your earlier projects?
― Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 18:57 (one month ago) link
can also report a sham upload in the Nigeria list: “High Way” is a big hit by DJ Kaywise featuring (famous rapper) Phyno, but some sneaky person re-uploaded it with the non-existing ‘Phynoo’ as the artist name.
― Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 19:03 (one month ago) link
More about Eli Njuchi: https://massplugmag.com/article/eli-has-taken-us-on-a-journey-people-from-all-walks-of-life-are-able-to-resonate-with-his-lyrics
have to say, that song "Phone" of his shares *a lot* of dna with a five-year-old Nigerian hit, Nonso Amadi's "Tonight" - up and including the actual "phone me, I am here for you" message:
― Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 19:35 (one month ago) link
Thanks Glenn for those posts. Lots to go through
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 March 2021 13:51 (one month ago) link
Re the former Grammy world music category now called global music
“It seems the surest way to win in the category is to have won before. Some 23 of 37 winners have won a Grammy previously, including each winner of the past eight years during which time Angélique Kidjo won three times.”
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 11 March 2021 00:28 (one month ago) link
RIp Josky Kiambukuta of Tpok Jazz from the Congo. The 72-year-old singer, songwriter and performer had been ill for several years.
Josky was one of the last stars of Tout Puissant Ok Jazz (TPOK Jazz), founded by Luambo Luanzo Makiadi, better known as Franco
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 11 March 2021 05:50 (one month ago) link
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 11 March 2021 05:53 (one month ago) link
TPOK were great. I need to dig into Josky cuts with them
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 11 March 2021 19:13 (one month ago) link
yeah I don't recognize the name tbh, but TPOK are all-time
― rob, Thursday, 11 March 2021 23:30 (one month ago) link
Someone who follows me on twitter swears by this Josky & TPOK song
― curmudgeon, Friday, 12 March 2021 14:21 (one month ago) link
It’s “Limbisa Ngai”
This reminds me that some years back I used to be on an Old school African music chatboard dominated by Congolese diaspora members who confidently stated their music was the best in the world and who knew all the details. I wonder if that forum is still happening
― curmudgeon, Friday, 12 March 2021 14:25 (one month ago) link
A posthumous Tony Allen album is coming in late April. He had lots of guests on it- Danny Brown, Skepta, Sampa and more. Damon Albarn one of the 3 producers
― curmudgeon, Friday, 12 March 2021 15:27 (one month ago) link
First song from this late Tony Allen effort is called “Cosmosis “ and features Skepta and Ben Okiri. Nice relaxed polyrhythmic groove with some laidback grimey rapping/ talking
― curmudgeon, Friday, 12 March 2021 15:33 (one month ago) link
Nice. I loved the Tony Allen/Hugh Masekela album from last year, that was a nice parting gift from him.
― a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 12 March 2021 16:24 (one month ago) link
“Limbisa Ngai” unsurprisingly rules, those Congolese diaspora posters are pretty much otm!
― rob, Friday, 12 March 2021 17:17 (one month ago) link
Definitely a good one.
Listening to music from elsewhere though tonight. Wau Wau Collectif is a collaboration via What’s App with Senegalese musicians and Swedes led by a Swedish musician/musicologist who had visited Senegal. Not bad.. Need to listen some more.
Witch Camp from Ghana is worth hearing but sad. It features older Ghanaian women who have been labeled witches ( by people who want to steal their land and property ) chanting over hand pounded percussion. Song titles include “Hunted,” “Only God can Judge Me,” “ I have lost all that I love”, “ Left to live like an animal “
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 14 March 2021 04:30 (one month ago) link
RIP Senegalese singer Thione Seck at 66. He was in Orchestre Baobab and later had his own band. He also put out an album in 2005 called Orientation that blended middle eastern and Asian Islamic aspects into his sound ( kinda like that Youssou N’Dour Egypt album). Doing an ilx search I see that Thione Seck album got some attention here from more than me. As I said back then, I saw him live in DC before a 99% Senegalese crowd years ago and that Orientation cd like Youssou's Egypt one is a great hybrid effort.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 15 March 2021 04:54 (one month ago) link
― curmudgeon, Monday, 15 March 2021 10:56 (one month ago) link
Spotify is calling the 2005 Thione Seck cd Orientissime .
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 01:36 (four weeks ago) link
Syllart Records are responsible for that release, and that's how they titled it...
― glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 02:38 (four weeks ago) link
RIP Seck, that's a bummer.
― G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 03:17 (four weeks ago) link
Glenn, thanks. Orientissime is the correct name I have discovered. I initially found one article that had the wrong title Orientation.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 13:32 (four weeks ago) link
Apologies if this has been posted already, but I've never seen anything like it (and can't figure out a way to post it without Facebook, sorry):
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 19:08 (three weeks ago) link
What is it?
― rob, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 19:15 (three weeks ago) link
riveting stuff, I love it!it’s Chinese opera, of the Shanxi kind: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanxi_operabut it’s not at all like what most people would probably expect that to look and sound like(can’t tell if that’s one like too many or not, but whatever)
― Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 19:43 (three weeks ago) link
xpost Oh, sorry, it's "Zhang Tong 張桐, suona master, performs *all three roles* in the Shanxi Jin Opera version of the classic “Two Enter the Palace 二進宮”. " He's got some sort of reed inserted into his mouth/throat, so that it looks like he's singing but this whistle sound is coming out instead.
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 19:44 (three weeks ago) link
it had me dancing around in my living room
― Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 20:04 (three weeks ago) link
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 05:39 (three weeks ago) link
BC, on the off chance you are unfamiliar with Wang Li, I think you would dig him! Here's a fun duet project with Wu Wei:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_gl7IKjc_w
― G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:27 (two weeks ago) link
...but I am playing the Wang Li x Wu Wei album now... #onethread(so far it’s very different from what JiC posted, bar a few wilder episodes, but I’m enjoying it all the same)
― Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:21 (two weeks ago) link
? maybe i'm misunderstanding your post but that's not wang li in the chinese opera video, different artists altogether.Just thought if you like one you might like the other.
― G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:27 (two weeks ago) link
I got that! it’s just that beside the fact that they’re both Chinese musicians they don’t seem to have all that much in common (talking about the album here)I do like it, like I said, so it’s all good and xiexie!(but what does JiC have to say about all this?)
― Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 26 March 2021 14:06 (two weeks ago) link
(currently digging “Sun and Snow” off that Overtones album)
― Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 26 March 2021 14:12 (two weeks ago) link
the similarities in my mind were the mouth reed stuff
Wang Li is worth exploring; all his albums are great.
― G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 14:23 (two weeks ago) link
I honestly don't know much about Chinese opera, let alone this approach to it. It's definitely wild, though, since the clips are sometimes like watching an avant band like, say, the Ex but hearing totally different sounds come out.
I just learned about this South Korean band Jambinai:
I've seen them described as post rock, which makes sense, but I also think it sometimes sounds weirdly like Nine Inch Nails.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 26 March 2021 14:46 (two weeks ago) link
nice piece on Ballaké Sissoko here: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/07/ballake-sissoko-picking-up-the-pieces-after-us-customs-broke-his-kora
― rob, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 15:23 (one week ago) link
great pandemic profile of a wonderful musician practicing and parenting
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 8 April 2021 02:27 (one week ago) link
RIP Gash Ayele Mamo, Ethiopian mandolin player and songwriter who played a big role in classic Ethiopiques music
― curmudgeon, Friday, 9 April 2021 15:54 (six days ago) link
Vieux Farka Toure stream concert April 15 . Tickets start at $7https://sessionslive.com/VFT/tickets?fbclid=IwAR1zTC1eaUapuWPRXd9IWud6KpIahoi6KEh29prjhvIpDkUawAcZkmrZ6q4&ad_id=23847191289370755&publisher_id=Facebook_Mobile_Feed
― curmudgeon, Monday, 12 April 2021 15:52 (three days ago) link
Anybody see "The Mali Cuba Connection"
In the midst of the Cold War, ten young promising musicians from Mali are sent to Cuba to study music and strengthen cultural links between the two socialist countries. Combining Malian and Afro-Cuban influences, they develop a revolutionary new sound and become the iconic ensemble ‘Las Maravillas de Mali’. New Year’s Eve 2000. Richard Minier, a French music producer meets a former member of the band in Bamako and decides to bring the band back together
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 05:17 (two days ago) link
or Zanka Contact ? Am curious about both of these movies
Re Zanka --
"A car crash throws together a has-been rocker who has just returned to Casablanca and a streetwise con-artist, who get lulled into the shenanigans of the city’s music underworld."‘For three days after the Bataclan, I thought I was dead,” says Ismaël el Iraki, whose debut feature, Zanka Contact, is a Wild at Heart-type love story starring Ahmed Hammoud & Moroccan music star Khansa Batma w/ debts to Quentin Tarantino and Sergio Leone.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 05:20 (two days ago) link
Leaning towards seeing both of those movies
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 22:24 (two days ago) link
The Zanka Contact reviews on letterboxd are pretty withering but I am curious.
― Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 09:14 (yesterday) link
I read reviews elsewhere and the best I saw was “a mess but a fun one”.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 18:13 (yesterday) link