Dienstag, 17. Mai 2011
My tiny contribution to the world of South African music shared may be followed by this album by Mbongeni Ngema recorded in the US while Sarafina! was shown in New York. It was in the wake of Paul Simon's hugh "Graceland" success, when Warner released records by Miriam Makeba and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
I couldn't find this one commercially available, so I decided to share it with you. Enjoy!
Freitag, 13. Mai 2011
This is Vol. 6 from Orchestre Impala; we already had Vols 1, 3 and a compilation tape. Again 60 minutes, as in Rwanda they used mostly C60 tapes for duplication.
There are nine tracks on the tape, 8 are indicated on the cover. Anyway: Enjoy this one too!
I tried to contact some people who have written on Orchestre Impala in Kinyarwanda (here and here) but haven't got any reaction until now.
My little friend on Ruzizi river near Lake Tanganiyka
Montag, 9. Mai 2011
If you don't have time - but an African single in the pipeline, share it. It's as always a pleasure to listen to.
A-side: Emany et l'Orchestre l'Os Backy - Ebongi Mona Na Miso
B-side: Didios et l'Orchestre l'Os Backy - Jeanne Muana Senegalaise
This one's from 1970 or so. Enjoy!
But please, if you know anything about this orchestre and it's composers, share it with us!
Montag, 2. Mai 2011
Here is another African LP. I can't tell you much about Los Nickelos. This LP is from 1986, the music may be from 1966 as the title indicates?!
But it's worth a listen, at least! Some songs are also on YouTube. Enjoy this LP!