Dust-to-Digital continues to expand our musical horizons with a dynamic collection featuring Yemeni 45rpm vinyl singles from the 1960s and 1970s. Qat, Coffee & Qambus: Raw 45s from Yemen is a comprehensive look at a relatively unknown music scene that deserves a lot more attention.
Month: January 2014
Today’s edition features music from Mali, Benin, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Peru, Colombia, Algeria, Vietnam, Guinea and Canada. Enjoy sounds from around the world.
Juaneco y su Combo turned Peruvian music on its head when they broke from tradition and replaced their acoustic instruments with electric ones in 1970. Their first recordings remain the earliest example of cumbia selvática or cumbia amazónica.
If you find yourself at an all night party in Niamey, chances are Tal National will be there. Famous for intense, five-hour sets, Tal National is currently the most copied ensemble in Niger. When they release a song, other bands in the area record a version and claim it as their own.