OLD WORLD (Asia, Arabia, Europe)
RUBY, MY DEARTo celebrate the 40th anniversary of Poltroon Press,
LIFE IN CYBERSPACE"Malukayi," a teaser vid for Mbongwana Star's upcoming album from World Circuit, with an appearance by Konono No 1 and elements of Staff Benda Bilili
Here they are, or were, before the programming etc took hold
and another group of (able-bodied) folk musicians from Kinshasa, Basokin Kin
Debut single from the long-awaited new disc of Bomba Estereo
Stern's are releasing a ton of music from Kiamuangana Verckys' back catalogue. Taster here on soundcloud featuring
I've updated the Verckys and Veve discography page with a load of Veve singles found in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris; www.afrodisc.com has also updated with South African 78s on the Zonophone and HMV labels, as well as a photo gallery
Meanwhile you can buy reproduction Treasure Isle 45s from the golden era of Duke Reid here
The appropriately named Joyous Quartet rock out on Smooth Criminal. The future is in good hands.
The Warning: 3 Mexican girls with more talent than your average Sex Pistols
Teletubbies meet Joy Division?!! (via Ben Friedlander on Facebook) Yes, someone did put drugs in your drink...
COMING EVENTSThe Calendar (once again via David Sharp, host of Music International & Crossing Borders, which can be heard here.)
Oakland 4/9: Julius Melendez y Son del Solar @ Lake Merritt Hotel
4/17-18 : Omar Sosa's Quarteto AfroCubano @ Yoshi's
4/23/15 : Morgan Heritage (Jamaica) @ New Parish
Berkeley 5/15 : Sergio & Odair Assad (Brasil) @ First Congregational Church
Boonville 6/19-21 : Jimmy Cliff, Thievery Corporation, Third World, Steel Pulse, The Mighty Diamonds, Ken Boothe, The Melodians, plus more @ Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
TARAF DE HAIDOUKS
most recent reviews:
(click on maps at the top of the page to get to continent of choice)
E T Mensah King of Highlife Anthology is filed in Ghana
Rough Guide to Psychedelic Salsa filed under Salsa (New World)
I created a new page called Latin Essentials, and have added more to it. Found in the New World section.
Verckys et l'Orchestre Vévé comp on Analog Africa is filed in Congo Classics
Abelardo Barroso is filed in Cuba part 4
Nouri Mint Seymali is filed under Arabia
My Top Ten of 2014 can be found HERE.
My Top 12 of 2013, with best reissues, etc, is online HERE.
My Top Twelve of 2012 is HERE.
My Top Ten of 2011 can be found HERE.
My Top 9 of 2010 is online HERE
Click HERE for my top 10 of 2009
Click HERE for my top 9 of 2008
Click HERE for my top 10 of 2007
Click HERE for my top 11 of 2006
MY BEST-SELLING BOOK!"Essential reference guide to the Congo guitar king" -- SONGLINES 64 **** (four stars)
"I do not know anybody who has such immense knowledge of African music. Congratulations." -- Gerhard G (a purchaser)
BACK IN PRINT (Second edition, November 2012)
A DISCOGRAPHY OF DOCTEUR NICO
Poltroon Press, 2012, expanded to 88 pages; list price $19.95.
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