Malian singer Mamani Keita has a new CD coming out next month — a collaboration with French producer Nicolas Repac — that promises to make some waves on the world music scene. We heard the cut Demissen Koulou from that album on today’s African Rhythms, along with a Swizz Beatz remix of Seun Kuti’s Rise Up and a track from NRBLN: Welcome to the Madhouse which features Berlin-based producers working with Kenyan hip hop artists.
Sing it with me now: It’s Fun To Listen To Wyyyyyy-Emmmmm-Cee-Kay!! …and YMCK don’t even cover The Village People! (They DO cover Frankie Valli, and in French, to boot, but that’s another story for a different show.) Sarada Shabadaba marks the 8-bit swing band’s splashdown on Sherwood’s Planet in high style! What do they sound like? Well, imagine a bunch of old Tetris and Galaga machines having a jam session after-hours down at the arcade… and then a trio of the 23rd century’s cutest jazz singers chime in in slightly-too-perfect harmony… welcome to chip-bop (which is actually just the tip o’the iceberg for this outfit!) Meanwhile, over in ska land, politics rules the 4@4, Prince Buster joins The Selecter for Madness on the GotchaSKAvered, and a certain Derrick wishes he were an Apple.
Artist Song Album Label Length
Yonder Mountain String Band Angel Yonder Mountain String Band Vanguard 4:13
Whiskey Folk Ramblers Gambling Preacher and His Daughter …and there are devils self 3:36
Ramblin Jack Elliott More Pretty Girls Best of the Vanuguard Years Vanguard 2:11
The Foghorn Trio Go Home Sud de la Lousiana Self 3:05
Taj Mahal Queen Bee Senor Blues Private Music 4:38
Nikki and the Ruemates New Bumblebee We All Live Together Self 5:14
Carolina Chocolate Drops Black Eyed Blues Heritage Dixiefrog 3:20