Beautiful African Music

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Yeah, I just assumed everyone would know of him - cf Tony Allen.

This looks good:
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mono_sono Wrote:Oops this "african" has not heard any this. total lack of these riddims on the radio. south africa is quite "european" tho.
time to go back to school.
Xyxthumbs to this thread.

Xyxthumbs My first exposure to any African music was through Johnny Clegg, so SA aint all that bad. Wink
Catastrophe Wrote:Wow, haven't heard of any of this stuff - will have to get checking.

I'm surprised noones mentioned Fela Kuti though. Great musician and an amazing character, worth reading his wikipedia entry.

His son Femi also does some interesting music. Their family is practically a religion to some, but frowned upon by many Nigerians.
Theyre also both very interesting figures in the political sense.
Feeling this at the moment:
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African music's fascinating - the way that it often seems to be reabsorbing african-american sounds that themselves lean heavily on an earlier african influence. And combining that with the fact that there's just so much stuff out there (not really surprising) it's incredibly hard to do more than scrape the surface or to get a handle on which sounds come from where and how they relate to each other...
I was doing african drumming for a few years, my teacher was from Ghana he played along side fela kuti and dizzy gillespie many of times .. I was really lucky to have him as a teacher, was a bit strange when he started preaching to the class, but intresting non the less.Lol

One of my favorite songs for the past two months, make me feel all happy and warm.
The intro is so pretty. Smile
Annastay Wrote:I was doing african drumming for a few years, my teacher was from Ghana he played along side fela kuti and dizzy gillespie many of times .. I was really lucky to have him as a teacher, was a bit strange when he started preaching to the class, but intresting non the less.Lol

nice one Smile
Shiva Wrote:
Catastrophe Wrote:Wow, haven't heard of any of this stuff - will have to get checking.

I'm surprised noones mentioned Fela Kuti though. Great musician and an amazing character, worth reading his wikipedia entry.

His son Femi also does some interesting music. Their family is practically a religion to some, but frowned upon by many Nigerians.

Yeah I saw Remi play - I think it was Lovebox 2 years ago in Hackney. Was pretty good although a bit of a warm up set so not much atmosphere. I checked out a few Fela Kuti videos on youtube last night - feckin' hilarious!
forgot to mention, a load of my mates do african drumming as a business, tend to go over for 3 months a year to train

http://www.tanante.co.uk/
Peter King - shango ... classic!


Afro-Funk Lovesmilie

top thread Xyxthumbs
Slothrop Wrote:Feeling this at the moment:
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Great album!


My mates mum dug out some things for me last night, so just in the process of ripping

Tinariwen - Aman Iman (which I'm listening to right now & it's great!)
Oumou Sangare - Oumou. (who I saw in concert a few weeks ago - powerful woman)
Rokia Traoré - Tchamantché
cube Wrote:Tinariwen - Aman Iman (which I'm listening to right now & it's great!)
love this album!
So excited my friend brought me over an arfrican drum ive never seen nor used before, dont even know what its called but he started to teach me a pattern to work on, so cool, such good sound on it. Grin

Also brought me 9 albums to listen to so ill post the jewels up here when i get to them!


Also check this french radio station http://www.djigui.org/, plays mostly african music, listened the other night and it was all music from mala. I think it sometimes plays other stuff like reggae and stuff but worth checking. Only downside i cant find tracklisting of music and the seldom random commericals in french. Lol
http://sahelsounds.com

Field recordings from the Western Sahara
Just got to experience live african drums and dance from mala all night! Was sweeeet. Ridiculous patterns and at points they def were going speed i couldn't even quantify. Drums

Grin And think i found a potential new teacher/class.
Listened to this album of Ali Farka Toure which i hadnt heard yet, didnt like nearly as much as savane but still good stuff....
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only discovered this a half year ago ...
its an adaption of traditional south african shangaan music called shangaan electro...
lovin the vibes on it + the dancing (omg)!!!

there is also a compilation on honest john compiled by mark ernestus (rhythm & sound)
http://boomkat.com/vinyl/315207-shangaan...uth-africa
simon/off Wrote:only discovered this a half year ago ...
its an adaption of traditional south african shangaan music called shangaan electro...
lovin the vibes on it + the dancing (omg)!!!

there is also a compilation on honest john compiled by mark ernestus (rhythm & sound)
http://boomkat.com/vinyl/315207-shangaan...uth-africa

http://subvertcentral.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53328

Xyxthumbs
Annastay Wrote:Grin And think i found a potential new teacher/class.
Xyxthumbs
Statto Wrote:
simon/off Wrote:only discovered this a half year ago ...
its an adaption of traditional south african shangaan music called shangaan electro...
lovin the vibes on it + the dancing (omg)!!!

there is also a compilation on honest john compiled by mark ernestus (rhythm & sound)
http://boomkat.com/vinyl/315207-shangaan...uth-africa

http://subvertcentral.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53328

Xyxthumbs

Oops ....

btw some really really good suggestions in this thread .. !!!
omygoodness Listening to this, its beautiful. Lovesmilie Has wicked mibras being played through out..

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Highly recommended
Xyxthumbs
South African deep house:


Falcon
Bump for the sake of goodness.
Statto Wrote:South African deep house:


Falcon

Love this!!

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