Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Just back from a two week break on the island of Lamu in East Africa. It's cold and wet in London and all I want to do is to go straight back to the sea, sand, fish, fruit and wonderful people I met on the island. Keeping me warm are some taraab CDrs that I picked up on the main alley in Lamu Town. I've made a selection of around two hours which I hope you enjoy.
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And on November rotation at matsuli headquarters:
Issue number nine for Analog Africa. An outstanding compilation of mostly pre-independence tunes from Angola.
Syl Johnson's Complete Mythology from the Numero Group. This one is for completists only - 6 LPs, 4 CDs and LP-sized book in a slipcase. Beautiful.
13 obscure seventies and early eighties tracks from Abijan recovered by vinyl digger Djamel Hammadi
Basic Channel man Mark Ernestus takes on Konono No1 in a dub/techno meltdown
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