Merry Christmas

Friday, December 25, 2009 - 05:24, by Steve Mugiri

Enjoy the holiday and do not forget the meaning of it all.

I could not have said it better than they have here.

musical link: Adam Solomon - President Barack Obama

Friday, December 18, 2009 - 19:23, by Steve Mugiri

I got this track from Adam Solomon of Africa Guitar Summit fame almost a year ago and I just realized that I never posted it.

Adam is a genuinely nice guy whom I got to meet last summer when I heard classical rumba guitar playing in here in the subway in Toronto one morning and decided that I just had to meet the guy who playing that. I went over, introduced myself and he took the time to talk to me for almost 15 minutes in spite of the fact that I was literally just some guy off the street.

When we were done talking, I spent another 20 minutes just hanging around and listening to him play b

links: Koranteng on Franco

Friday, December 04, 2009 - 19:02, by Steve Mugiri

Koranteng writes an excellent piece, “66 Ways to Franco”, on the logistics of finding music, which is the raison d’etre of this site in its current form.

I found this piece all the more germaine because it is he writes about music that I also happen to extremely fond of and the problem that is my professional life’s work, managing data and turning it into information.

Pity he did not start his search here, he would have found “Candidat” right away from you guys.

But then, we would not have had that excellent piece of writing.

AOB:
Le Sape

Daniele Tamagni: Gentlemen of Bacongo

On an (un)related(?) note, Cool Hunting( Read on! )

Musical Link: The Messengers

Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 03:28, by Steve Mugiri

The Messengers: J. Period and K'Naan

This has been out since August, not sure how I missed it: The Messengers - K’naan and J. Period pay homage to Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan.

I will let the music speak for itself. You can download all three homage albums right from this page.

Be sure to take time to really listen to with their take of Fela’s “The story of Fela” - better know as “Open and Close” and they twist the rhythm and bass riff on Bob Marley’s “I shot the sheriff” (most people are more familiar with this version) just enough to make you sit up and really… ( Read on! )

Samba Mapangala - Free Download - “Les Gorilles des Montagnes”

Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 03:03, by Steve Mugiri

Hey guys, just got this from Samba Mapangala’s publicist and thought I should share it with the rest of you.

Free download: “Les Gorilles des Montagnes“, a new single by Samba Mapangala in partnership with World Wildlife Fund to aid in protection of endangered mountain gorillas of the Congo’s Virunga National Park.

On Sept. 30, the mp3 “Les Gorilles des Montagnes” will be available for listening and downloading here and here

An upbeat dance song commissioned by WWF to increase awareness of conservation in the Congo Basin, “Les Gorilles des Montagnes” (The Mountain Gorillas)… ( Read on! )

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He likes to blog about pre-turn of the century East African music and the application of innovative and appropriate technology in daily life in Africa as well as anything he fancies.

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