Tag Archives: Ostinato Records

SONG OF THE DAY Taj Makki – Ma Aarfeen Nagool Shino! (We Don’t Know What to Say!)

“Sudan of old had music everywhere: roving sound systems and ubiquitous bands and orchestras kept Khartoum’s sharply dressed youth on their feet. Live music was integral to cultural life, producing a catalog of concert recordings. In small arenas and large … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY 4 Mars – Na Daadihi (Guide Us)

Three years ago New York’s Ostinato Records released a delicious collection of Somalian music on a compilation entitled, Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa. There is an in-depth article behind the creation of this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Star Band de Dakar – Guajira Ven

Sunday’s are for slowing down and taking things easy, so today I have hopefully found the perfect song to ease away any stresses and bring about some calm escapism. Originally formed to celebrate Senegal’s independence in 1960, Star Band de Dakar … Continue reading

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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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