Archive for the Music Category

Rain the Color of Blue With a Little Red in It

Posted in Africa, Arts in Africa, Music, Video on November 22, 2015 by frankbures

The Tuareg remake of Purple Rain.  More here.

 

 

Hemingway (Negrita)

Posted in Music on November 13, 2015 by frankbures

“Pour your rage into the rage of the sea. Maybe there’s a beach behind the next page.”

Lyrics here.

Many Globes, Many Hits

Posted in Music on January 26, 2015 by frankbures

Came back from Mexico humming this tune. Can’t believe this wasn’t on every radio station in America. (A little context here.)

RIP Tabu Ley

Posted in Africa, Arts in Africa, Music, Video on December 4, 2013 by frankbures

Very sad to say goodbye to one of the greatest musicians in one of the greatest musical traditions.  Tabu Ley Rochereau, 73, passed away November 30, 2013. Here’s some old footage of him with another of my favorites, his partner Mbilia Bel. (Via Africa is a Country)

Twende Twende (Wainaina and Mtukudzi)

Posted in Africa, Arts in Africa, Music, Video on February 3, 2012 by frankbures

Brilliant new song:  “There’s more to Mama Africa than poverty and war.” (Via Chris Vourlias)

 

 

Jaguar: Kigeugeu

Posted in Africa, Arts in Africa, Music, Video on October 17, 2011 by frankbures

Just back from East Africa, where I heard this song on a bus. It’s been in my head ever since.

Stella Mwangi Shines

Posted in Africa, Art, Arts in Africa, Music, Video on March 5, 2011 by frankbures

Back to the present.  Love this song!  How could it not conquer Eurovision?  (via @textorian):

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