Month: January 2014

January 29, 2014

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.

January 27, 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.

January 13, 2014
January 10, 2014

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.

January 7, 2014

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.