Category Archives: World

SONG OF THE DAY Abu Obaida Hassan – La…La (Don’t Say I Am Betraying You)

Last month I stumbled upon the bewitching sounds of Sudanese artist, Abu Obaida Hassan and have since been eagerly awaiting this day, for it is on this day that New York’s Ostinato Records have released a collection of Abu Obaida’s recordings … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Andrea Benini – El Guerrero

Anything drum orientated and rhythm-based is going to attract my attention, there’s no doubt about that…and, fortunately for me, today’s discovery just happens to be a gorgeous percussive-orientated composition that blends old traditions with modern beats. Producer, composer and percussionist/drummer … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Guy Conquette — Assez Fait Cancan

Next month London’s Strut Records are to release the first ever compilation series that will access the archives of one of the greatest of all French Caribbean labels, Disques Debs. Originally established by Henri Debs during the late 1950’s, the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abu Obaida Hassan – Qamar Al Massa (Moon of the Night)

I have just stumbled upon this track and sat through the 8:15 minutes of it thoroughly transfixed.. Rhythmically its a dream, a dream that sends you into a trance with mesmerising percussion and melodic call and response vocals.. The talent … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia and the Walias — Eti Gual Blenai

Born in Debre Birhan, Showa Province, in 1946, Hailu Mergia is a master accordionist, veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist whose massive contribution to the jazz-funk sounds of Ethiopia spans over decades.  So impressive is this artist that at the tender age … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Franck Biyong – Fai Mbuh

“We were booked to perform at this outdoor festival in Orleans and as we were about to depart from Paris, our percussionist still was nowhere to be found. We eventually had to travel without him, as we couldn’t afford to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ali Farka Touré ft. Taj Mahal – Roucky (Remastered)

World Circuit Records are known for producing some of the finest world music albums in the last two decades. Specialising in music from Cuba and West Africa the label is best know for the Grammy winning Buena Vista Social Club album … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Vula Viel – Yes Yaa Yaa

Three years ago London-based Vula Viel released their eponymous debut album as a 6-piece band and whilst the date of its follow-up is yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that a new record is due sometime this year. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Rodion GA. – Ore

Born in late 70’s and early 80’s Romania, Rodion Ladislau Rosca and his band Rodion G.A. were a pioneering rock-based outfit who were merging and experimenting with the sounds of electronic music, psychedelics, and progressive rock.  Decades later and after years … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Funkees – Slipping Into Darkness

It was thanks to Soundway Records that I discovered The Funkees late last year and I am thanking them again tonight for their latest release, for this is a true Funkees-fest!!! For this offering Soundway Records haven’t featured just one … Continue reading

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