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Category: Africa

Thursday, May 21st

sounds of Senegal

Cheikh Lô (1955-, vocals, guitar, drums), live (studio), Seattle, 2020

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, April 2nd

alone

Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou (b. 1923 [Ethiopia], piano), live, Jerusalem (where she moved in 1984), c. 2014

 

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More.

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, January 30th

sounds of Nairobi

Coco Em (DJ), live, Nairobi, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, November 27th

sounds of Kinshasa

KOKOKO!, “Likolo,” “Tongos’a,” “Malembe,” live, Washington, D.C., 11/15/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Forest Park, Ill.

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reading table

Many nights on the road
and not dead yet—
the end of autumn.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Saturday, August 31st

sounds of Kenya and Uganda

Slikback (DJ, Kenya) featuring MC Yella, Bandana, Swordman (Uganda), live, Uganda (Nyege Nyege Festival), 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, May 11th

sounds of Zimbabwe

This I could listen to all day.

Oliver Mtukudzi (1952-2019), “Hear Me Lord” (O. Mtukudzi), live, California (Humboldt County), 2004

 

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Wednesday, April 4th

more

Salif Keita, live, London, c. 2002

 

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lagniappe

reading table

We humans—
squirming around
among the blossoming flowers.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Saturday, March 31st

sounds of Mali

Salif Keita, live, London, c. 2002

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, January 26th

what’s new

Amadou & Mariam, “Bofou Safou,” “Dimanche à Bamako,” “Filaou Bessame,” live, Washington, D.C., 1/19/2018

 

Wednesday, October 11th

drum festival
day three

Tony Allen (drums, vocals) & Band, live, Luxembourg, 2011

 

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