Splinters & Candy Posts

April 26, 2016

Engage with a variety of global polyrhythmic vibrations. Music from Mauritania, Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Turkey, Thailand, Tanzania, Nigeria, Haiti, Guinea, Spain and beyond.

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April 19, 2016

The sounds you didn’t know you were looking for. An hour of sensational music from the USA, Benin, Spain, Ghana, Mali, South Africa, Haiti, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, Chile and beyond. Soak it in!

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April 12, 2016

Explore international vibrations with an hour of music from France, Algeria, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Finland and beyond. Music for the heart and soul.

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April 11, 2016

The latest offering from Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba, Ba Power, features the hardest sound of any of their records with the overdrive and wah-wah on the ngoni cranked up and a drum kit holding down the foundation for the group, with additional rhythm coming from the calabash, yabara, tamani and tamaba. Even though the album has a bit of a crunch, there’s still plenty of funk swinging between the notes.

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April 11, 2016

Mariem Hassan left behind a remarkable legacy of cultural identity for the Sahrawi people when she passed away in August 2015. Her dedication to exposing the plight of Sahrawis beyond the borders of Africa combined with her exceptional vocal capabilities earned her the nickname, ‘The Voice of the Sahara.’

Read the PostMariem Hassan & Vadiya Mint El Hanevi – Baila Sahara Baila