Thursday, August 5, 2010
Altered Zones does an awesome feature on my compilation of Shangaan Electro here. More to come...
For New Yorkers, go see Neu! and Hermeto Pascoal this Friday free at Lincoln Center.
Outside Music youtube classic from Hermeto here:
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
L'Ensemble Instrumental du Mali
The following two volumes via the amazing Holy Warbles:
Le Mali des Sables - Les Songoy
Le Mali des steppes et des savanes - Les Mandingues
Friday, June 4, 2010
CAREMUSICPROJECT from outsidemusic on Vimeo.
Just showed this film at CARE's National Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC. More info on CARE work on their site, CARE.oRG. I've been working on this initiative for about 4 years, trying to bring together my interest in field recordings with the work that CARE does to fight poverty and empower women in over seventy of the poorest countries across the world. More to come I hope!! Grab the MP3s at CARE.oRG/MUSIC.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
juju with sweeping tides of sounds that wash against each other. We haven't been able to find any tapes (yet!) but there are some live recordings made by a label in Germany. Wash yourself in the track below and check the myspace.
01 Sumu ya Teja by outsidemusic
Monday, May 24, 2010
The place is unlike anywhere I've ever been -- old notebooks, thousands of recordings, a substantial instrument collection from throughout Africa -- all of this is available to study and explore.
I spent a week there with the staff and the collection, and I interviewed Hugh's son, Andrew Tracey, at least four times (that's him in the picture smelling a seventy-year-old mbira -- "this mbira must have been kept by a family's hearth" he explained.
The product of my work in SA was a radio show for Afropop Worldwide. The show also features commentary from Esau Mwamwaya (The Very Best) and Tshepang Ramoba (BLK JKS). Stream it here on the Afropop site: Discover and Record: The Field Recordings of Hugh Tracey. Pictures from trip are also available in that link on the Afropop online feature.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Check that cover! Out of print Ocora cassette(!) which has four 30 minute Congolese jams, including a 1970s recording of Konono No. 1 (listed as Orchestre T.P. Likembe Konoko!).
This is the Orchestre Bana Luya track.
When you listen to this, please focus your energies towards the healing of the Congolese peoples.