Mahmoud Ahmed, of Ethiopia comes to the Fine Line Cafe in Mpls. this Sat. May 24, part of the fourth annual MN. Sur Seine Festival. Also a preview of Portland OR. world music group, Vagabond Opera, next month, June 12.
Another week of great new dub music… Starting things off was the excellent Back to Mt Zion from McPullish:http://www.mcpullish.com (and featuring Luciano, Chezidek, Fantan Mojah, and others). This was followed by new and recent releases from Tsunami Wazahari, Pale Rider, DubXanne, and Sardinia Bass Legalize.
Drummer JT Bates came by to talk about his appearances at the Minnesota Sur Sein Festival, and the new album NEXT, on which he appears with French saxophonist Francois Courneloup. Also showcased some Fats Waller tunes.
On today’s show, I was able to get in about 35 tunes. How? By not talking as much! I’d had so many interviews the last few shows, I decided to stop all the grinning, and just keep spinning from 3p to 6p with non-stop blues.