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Check out this video, a remix of material from Natacha Atlas’ “Mounqaliba”. Natacha and her producer, Sami, were inspired by the recent news coming from Tahrir Square to put this remix together.
Here’s a translation :
« Mubarak : “My fellow citizens..A fine line lies between freedom…and chaos.” »
Let us stand together and awaken ,
Let us question, learn and study;
Listen, understand and think.
Let us understand,
Permit us to know-
Permit us to know freedom.
Let us know there is a land
where words are the purveyors of truth,
heads are held high,
And human will is regarded above all.
Where the world is not split into a thousand fragments,
Under siege, forgotten, or lost -
Let us perceive of it,
Let us know that place.
Let us know our land,
where words are the purveyors of truth.
« Mubarak : “My fellow citizens..A fine line lies between freedom…and -” »
«Crowds: “MAY FALL !!”»
Hey Kids! Magic System is coming to town, a rare treat! They will be here on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Mezzanine in SF.
Here are some Magic System videos:
From Dub Gabriel:
For Immediate Release:
San Francisco, 10/06/10: Destroy All Concepts, in conjunction with Akai Pro, Ableton, Official.fm and Dubspot, are pleased to announce the Dub Gabriel – “No Lies” Remix Competion.
Direct link to the competition page: www.akaipro.com/gabrielofficial
If you love dance music with heavy on music from around the world then you should check out Dub Mission on May 30. Nickodemus will be spinning while Zeb the Spy from Cairo will be performing a live set with his oud and electronics featuring music form his latest album.
Check out the video from their last visit to Dub Mission in November 2009:
Wednesday May 12th The People Live presents Wunmi @ the New Parish 579 18th Street, Oakland. Doors open @ 9pm $10 advance.
UPDATE: Wunmi at New Parish was great. She is fun to watch on stage as she is an excellent dancer and has got some attitude. She was very charming and playful with the audience. It was great! She chastised the audience for standing around and not dancing telling the audience something along the lines of ‘they told me this was house party! what are doing just standing there, not dancing?’ Hysterical!
In our defense, some of us were dancing but at some point i had to stop and watch Wunmi sing, dance and do her thing. She has a really great engaging stage presence and personality. She came on stage wearing a silver lame cape type thing and rocking a cool look with her hair braided and shaped to a mohawk look.
Her band provided an awesome sound seamlessly going from afrobeat to house and dub sometimes in the span of one song. She sang a really good cover of the Police’s Message in a Bottle. She shared with the audience that The Police was one of her favorite bands growing up in London. I think one of my favorites that night was “Crossover”. The video is below.
As always with a show in Oakland, there were a lot of artists in the audience. At one point she asked local artist Valentino to join her on stage. While he was up on the stage, she took the opportunity to get down with audience and dance. There was, of course, a professional dancer or two. A circle of dancers formed and each one danced showing off their moves whether they were African dance, house or breaker. It was damn entertaining. In short, it was a dynamic show. The Crossover video below does not do her justice. Her live show is full of energy. If you enjoy this music, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to see her the next time she comes through town which is hopefully soon.
Hey Kids!! Getting to talk about music on The Morning Show was fun.
Here is a listing of club and live music events talked about the Morning Show along with others not mentioned on air.
If you get the chance, listen to the most recent archives of Off the Beaten Path on KPFA. The playlists are below this post. I really dig the song that started off the program on April 26: http://kpfa.org/archive/id/60571
I am sitting in for Sep June 21, 28 & July 12 & 19. Off the Beaten Path airs every Monday 10pm to Midnight on KPFA 94.1 FM.
FRI MAY 7 Worldly Cheb i Sabbah, Mighty Dub Killaz, Janaka Selekta, DJ Dragonfly, DJ Amar SupperClub 657 Harrison SF
FRI MAY 7 10pm Braza! at Som., 2925 16th St., SF; (415) 558-8521., $10. Once a month, the Braza! crew will take you on a musical trip around Brazil to explore the rhythms and sounds of Samba, Funk, Batucada, MPB, Broken Beat, and much much more.
FRI MAY 7 8PM Carlos Varela performs Friday at Ramekins Event Center, 450 W. Spain St., Sonoma
FRI MAY 7 8 PM Anna Estada & Almasferas at La Pena in Berkeley (3105 Berkeley) (Brazilian & Latin Jazz)
SAT MAY 8 Gaudi at Hopmonk in Sebastopol
SAT MAY 8 10pm Tromenta Tropical with DJ Orion, Oro 11 & Disco Shawn at the Elbo Room SF
SAT MAY 8 9PM Ritmos Sin Fronteras with Be Brown and Hakobo at SOM SF
SAT & SUN MAY 8 & 9 Carlos Varela at Yoshis Oakland
SUN MAY 9 Gaudi at How Weird, San Francisco
MAY 13 Gaudi at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz
MAY 13 7PM Meklit Hadero at Bimbos 365 Club
MAY 16 BANG DATA @ UC SANTA CRUZ
THURS MAY 13 9PM Yoruba Dance Sessions with Carlos Mena & DJ Cecil the Bench & Bar on 510 17th Street in Oakland
MAY 21 BANG DATA @ SOUTH 1ST BILLIARDS IN SAN JOSE
MAY 22 BANG DATA WITH MALECO COLLECTIVE & KOOL KYLE @ LA PENA, Berkeley
MAY 28 Fuga at the New Parish in Oakland
Ana Tijoux is performing Thursday, March 25 at La Pena in Berkeley. Check out her sound and 1977 video:
This video features interviews with Sosa, Morelenbaum and NDR members as well snippets of the recording sessions. It is always a good idea to go to see Omar Sosa perform when the opportunity comes up. It is always a great pleasure to see him in concert. Speaking of – he will be at Yoshi’s Oakland April 16th to 18th with Marque Gilmore (drums), Childo Tomas (electric bass) Mola Sylla (vocals), Peter Apfelbaum (saxophones).
Six Degrees Records artist. Interesting name. Pretty music. Interesting lyrics. Check it out. See what you think.
Click here: http://vimeo.com/9505545