Friday, October 28, 2016

Dobet Gnahore - Samahani

Cote D'Ivoire has all the typical crap rap and booty twerk endemic to the continent and the world these days. Fortunately it's also got better things to see and hear...

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Like many places Cameroon's best music tends to be the old stuff, akin to the highlife of neighboring countries in West Africa, modern pop mostly booty twerking and crotch shots with predictable and labored vocal themes from hand-picked heartthrobs, BUT--this lady's different, creating her own genre with every song...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Faluma - Ai Sa Si (Suriname/Sranan Original)

Suriname is one of those collage countries defined by its ingredients: Native American, Dutch, East Indian, Javanese, and some Africans more African than Africa itself. Most of the best music is the local Afro-Carib hybrid genre 'kaseko', but there is some semi-tribal stuff that reaches even deeper than that for inspiration...

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Boas Festas

Cape Verde is too easy, finding good music there, that is. So I could just pick something by Cesaria or Lura, or a single clip with many of CV's best all together. Enjoy...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Swaziland is a tiny tucked away in a corner between South Africa and Swaziland. Who knew that they even an independent country, much less have some good music (and no shortage of gospel)?

Sunday, October 09, 2016

club giramayoro : ngoma ya ruhinda

Burundi has been said to be the unhappiest country in the world--but all is not lost. At least there's music, and the culture clubs. One day maybe Hutus and Tutsis will bury their hatchets...

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

jj - "Let Go" Secretly Canadian Records

Sweden has been so successful with English-language songs that no one sings in Swedish anymore. So I could easily post a song by First Aid Kit or Tallest Man on Earth or Lykke Li, BUT... I like this video...

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Solo Dja Kabaco - Fatimata

Burkina Faso has some of the best music in the world, most of it unknown to me until now, diverse and immense. It even sounds good in minor keys...

Sunday, October 02, 2016


Switzerland is one of those strange European conglomerate countries, with four official languages, so no surprise that many, if not most, musicians there do their lyrics in English, with most of the rest in German. The decline of music on America has done wonders for music in Europe...

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Stefka Sabotinova - Prituri se planinata (HD)

Bulgaria is an interesting country, originally settled by steppes nomads, now considered one of the most traditional of Slavic countries. It's nice to hear a traditional song that seems so refreshingly modern and 'indie'...(as featured in the movie 'Jesus of Montreal')...

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