Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Lets start (again!)
"Been such a long time gone" to paraphrase Hugh Masekela from his "homecoming" tour to Southern Africa in 1980. But already that holiday feeling has passed and the real dread of corporate servitude is weighing me down. But visiting Berlin after a 10 year absence was great. Musicwise I'd been warned to expect little but on my first day walking near the hotel in Mitte I found three vinyl stores and picked up some gems including two Gnonnas Pedro LPs, an Idy Diop LP on Ndardisc, the Dr Nico LP that has him leaning back on a red Falcon and a Syliphone LP amongst others. All of the stores were around the Torstrasse area.
One of them simply called The Record Store had a number of Frank's (aka DJ Soulpusher from the blog Voodoofunk) LPs and singles on consignment.
Check the nice Honest Jons display from the "Dig a Little Deeper" store.
And now for some music: a big summer favourite and already shortlisted for the re-issue of the year is Zanzibara 3: Ujamaa. I mentioned this a while back. This is a compilation of Tanzanian dance music from the late sixties. To whet your appetite for this and courtesy of one of the matsuli fans out there please enjoy the following LP from the same time and space:
And thats all for now!
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