December 5 2011
This weekend the Sound Travels Mixtape was a bit slower in tempo this week as we took a longer listen to some amazing music from the Sahara. Mali music in the mix, that was more a meditation on the many modes of making music from an unlikely third-world powerhouse of solid sould; Mali.
Much of the set was new(ish), with Vieux Farka Toure, JuJu, Tinariwen and Group Doueh in the mix; all of whom by the way, have new albums. With so many great new releases I wanted to showcase the sound, Here's that mix again...
Bombino "Tenere" Agadez
Tinariwen "Tenere Toqam Tossam" Tassili
Terakaft "Alghalem" Aratan'N'Azawad
Amal Saha "Sabra and Shatilla" Ecstatic Music of Jemaa El Fna
Group Doueh "Zaya Koum" Zayna Jumma
Gnawa Del Son "La Ilaha Illa Allah" Samaoui
Gnawa Kronik "Waynkoum Ya Reejal" Stronghold Sound Presents: The Audio Refuge
The Sway Machinery "Youba" The House Of Friendly Ghosts
JuJu "Nightwalk" In Trance
Vieux Farka Toure "Borei" The Secret
Baba Salah "Bakoye Terey" Gao
SMOD "Tidjija" Ça Chante
Amadou & Mariam "Beaux Dimanches"