Wednesday, April 19, 2017

DHAANTO CUSUB DIRGAAX - JIGJIGA DHAANTO PARTY 2013



Somali is the other major culture in the Horn of Africa, besides Ethiopia, with an influence far beyond the borders unto the Somali Diaspora, now worldwide. But this is from a small town in Ethiopia, on the road to the Somaliland border and Hargeisa, from the Rimbaud country of Harar, Arabic-speaking region of the Ogaden desert, high and dry...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

cumar macalin & cumar aadan - Suuban



Djibouti was not my favorite country to visit, BUT... I like this, even if they are from Somalia, or Somaliland. That's close enough. I may have to go back--in winter...

Friday, March 17, 2017

Zahara - Loliwe



South Africa can be a rough place, but it can also be richly rewarding. Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I Got You On Tape - Waking Up The Brotherhood



Sweden and Iceland are all over the English-language music charts, whether you know it or not, but what about Denmark, arguably the center of Scandinavia? There's Agnes Obel, and... more. Interesting things are happening here musically, metal-tinged metaphysics in multi-color chiaroscuro, that you can dance to--sometimes...

Friday, February 24, 2017

Hey - Gravity (그라비티)



There's more to South Korea than K-pop. Check it out...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Barbora Poláková - Nafrněná



There's no better place to be than Europe these days--hint hint--and nothing better there than East Europe, of which Czech Republic shines as founding member and gateway from the West. There is plenty of entertainment, including indie music...and a sense of humor. Watch the video...

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Nyankol Mathiang----Abyuok Reil Piou (Official Music Video)



South Sudan is nobody's lost cause. Once you get past the macho electronic-fuzz-vocal booty-twerking factory-generated crap from underemployed over-zealous production companies, there is some good music to be found, mostly by women. This is their mama and role model, R.I.P....

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Χρήστος Δάντης - Maya Maya - Official Video Clip



Finding songs to like from Cyprus is not an easy task for me. For one thing, there's the island's split personality between Greek and Turk, so problematic right there in forging an identity separate from those mother countries. Greeks dominate on YouTube, but it's mostly Eurovision-style hunk and hot-bod models standing among smoke machines and wind machines singing in auto-tune to drum machines--great. Once in a while something interesting pops up...

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