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"Omutibo", a uniquely Kenyan style of acoustic guitar music, was invented by George Mukabi in the late 1950s, and quickly adapted by his neighbors in a region that proved truly fertile for guitarists. In 2016, Cyrus Moussavi (Raw Music International) set out along the banks of the River Yala to document the songs of the old days. Recorded on location in homes and yards, these are the songs and stories of a golden era Kenya on the brink of Independence, beautifully resurrected by the songwriters themselves, over 50 years later. Featuring performances by Johnstone Ouko Mukabi, Shem Tupe (Tube), Fanuel Amimo, Jimmy Bongo, Sukuma Bin Ongaro, Peter Akwabi, Zachariah Omufumbwa, and more.LP version comes in a deluxe metallic spot-color jacket, with 8-page full color booklet featuring interviews, photographs, and lyrics in English and Luhya.
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Digital copies of this record can be purchased here: https://littleaxerecords.bandcamp.com/album/wimeanacas-cambodian-band
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A true masterpiece by one of the legends of Haitian music. The debut album by Haiti's favorite troubadour reissued for the first time on vinyl. Beautiful guitar playing with the minimal rhythmic accompaniment of maracas. Haitian blues music at its best.
Troubadour music never belonged in studios. It was happening in the backyards of Haiti in the 50s & 60s, played for small gatherings & chickens. Very minimal, but inventive, entrancing guitar playing, inspired by the Rara Voodoo tradition. His voice hoarsed by too much clairin, the haitian moonshine, he sings of the eternal blues of poverty, simple joys & tough romance. Fans of Joseph Spence will dig this.
His songs, covered over the years by so many Kompa orchestras, are still hummed in Haiti & all over the diaspora. Try whistling Bam Pam Ladan to any Haitian & watch them smile. Some know these wonderful songs that were crafted by Ti-Paris a long time ago, but very few have heard the original versions. Here they are.
A fascinating and unique collection of music by a Czech immigrant to Canada who wishes to remain anonymous. Side A contains tracks from 3 singles originally released on her own Scarab label in the early ‘80s, two under the name One of You and one credited to The Triffids. The One of You tracks are mournful and quietly intense, really something special. Mostly just organ and voice, they resemble a mix of outsider minimal Goth and a Czech-accented Nico, maybe. The instrumental Triffids tracks are slightly less spare, adding a touch of synth and percussion to the mix, and ending up a bit like low-key basement prog. Side B consists of Czech-language guitar-based demos recorded in the late ‘70s, and shows a bit more of an Eastern European folk-music influence, with occasional subtle folk-psych tinges and some spooky reverb. Amazing stuff. - Tony Coulter (WFMU)
Comes with insert with lyric translations.
Digital copies of this record can now be purchased here: http://littleaxerecords.bandcamp.com/album/one-of-you-s-t