Wednesday, October 31, 2012

shad k: it ain't over

oh, shad. how i love you. this is awesome.

from the album 'melancholy and infinite shadness'


Monday, October 29, 2012

[VIDEO] k'naan: the story of country, god, or the girl

i have yet to wax poetic about this album, as i have about previous k'naan albums, singles, collaborations, etc. i think i'm still trying to wrap my mind around it. but i'm digging this mini documentary about his process and his journey. it's especially interesting that k'naan's trip to somalia resulted in a change in his songwriting that is more reflective, inward-looking and is 'the most intimate music' he's made to date.

here is the video for hurt me tomorrow. 


Friday, October 19, 2012

afrika21 mixtape~ fela kuti + ginger baker: live! remixed

(Photo Credit: David Corio)
In celebration of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s birthday, life, legacy and music Society HAE has teamed up with Nigerian hip hop collective and production company Str8buttah to release “Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker: LIVE! Remixed.”   The DocuMixtape combines snippets of rare interviews with Fela, Ginger Baker and Fela’s musicians with sound bites and remixes of the live recordings from his 1971 “LIVE!” album, which featured The Africa70 Band and Ginger Baker.  Original soundscapes by Teck-zilla of Str8buttah are also present on the DocuMixtape's featured tracks.

“Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker: LIVE! Remixed,” is part of Society HAE's AFRIKA21 mixtape series celebrating The Continent's creative thinkers in the fields of music and art.  


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

new video: 'lucifer (no doubt) by nneka

here's the new video from one of my favorite tracks from soul is heavy: lucifer (no doubt). i love me some nneka

her north american tour starts today.

Philadelphia, PA - Nneka @ World Cafe Live
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 8:00pm

New York, NY - Nneka @ Joe's Pub (The Public Theater)
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7:00pm

New York, NY - Nneka @ Joe's Pub (The Public Theater)
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 9:30pm

Brooklyn, NY - Nneka @ Littlefield NYC
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8:00pm

Boston, MA - Nneka @ The Red Room @ Cafe 939
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8:00pm

Montreal, QC, Canada - Nneka @ Theatre Corona
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8:00pm

Toronto, ON - Nneka at Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 8:00pm

Ann Arbor, MI - Nneka @ The Ark
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 8:00pm

Chicago, IL - Nneka @ Lincoln Hall
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 9:00pm in CDT

Vancouver, BC - Nneka @ The Rio Theatre
Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 7:30pm in PDT

Seattle, WA - Nneka @ Tractor
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 9:00pm in PDT

Portland, OR - Nneka @ Doug Fir Lounge
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 9:00pm in PDT

San Francisco, CA - Nneka @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Friday, November 2, 2012 at 9:00pm

Los Angeles, CA - Nneka @ Hotel Cafe
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 7:00pm in PDT

and, here's what came out of our time with nneka earlier this year.


soul food: kae sun's 'ship and the globe'

ghanaian-canadian artist kae sun is back with ship and the globe, the first video from his forthcoming album afriye. 

the video is beautifully shot and the track showcases kae sun's growth as an artist. i'm really looking forward to hearing the rest of the album.

new music: 'long gone' by kenna

it's been a minute since we've heard from ethiopian-american artist kenna

here is his latest track long gone, from his forth coming album songs of flight.


new groove: 'probably for lovers' by just a band

and now...the first in a list of holy-crap-i'm-late-on-this-but-i-have-to-post!

check out the the latest single from "africa's super-nerdy art/music collective" just a band. it's from their forthcoming album sorry for the delay. i love the entire feel of this infectious track.  


Friday, October 5, 2012

new k'naan: 'country, god, or the girl'

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K'NAAN's new album, Country, God Or The Girl is set to release on October 16, 2012. 
The deluxe album includes 16 tracks, featuring special guests Bono, Mark Foster, Keith Richards,, and Nas. 
The album also includes the hit singles, "Is Anybody Out There?" ft. Nelly Furtado, and "Hurt Me Tomorrow". 

10/21 - St. Louis, MO - Kaufman Park RNR
10/26 - Austin, TX - Beauty Ballroom
10/28 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Festival
10/30 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
11/1 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
11/3 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
11/4 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
11/7 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
11/8 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
11/10 - Englewood, CO - The Gothic Theatre
11/11 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
11/13 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
11/14 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
11/16 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
11/17 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubador
11/18 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up

Visit the official K'NAAN Store HERE to purchase tickets for the upcoming fall tour and grab the new album, Country, God, or the Girl while saving on ticketing fees. You can also add the official albumTshirt at a special discounted price.
All tickets purchased will be available at WILL CALL the night of the show. CD's will ship to arrive no later than album release date, October 16th. Digital album's will be delivered in high quality MP3 (320 KBPS).