Out here records came back last week from Mali with new videofootage and music. Reacting to the crisis in his country Bassekou & his band decided to record a new song in support of the north and the festival au desert which also can not take place this year due to the state of emergency. The track brings together the different regions of Mali. Bassekou is joined by Afel Bocoum from Niafunke and Ahmed Ag Kaedi of the group Amanar from Kidal.
From the sweltering tropical depths of Cali, Colombia Will ‘Quantic’ Holland’s studio band Los Miticos Del Ritmo (The Mythics of Rhythm) return with an album of hip shaking, dancefloor quaking instrumental cumbias. Out on Soundway Records.
New concert recording from Zion80!. Recorded Live at The Stone NYC July 30, 2012.
Zion80 explores the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach through the lens of the Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof of Rashanim (John Zorn’s Tzadik Records), the 15-piece band sets the beautiful melodies of Reb Shlomo in arrangements using the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat along with the flavor of the downtown New York City improvised music scene. Stay tuned for a CD on Tzadik Records in 2013!
All songs by Shlomo Carlebach, Arranged by Jon Madof.