The Sound Travels mixtape from Sunday featured more music inspired by my ongoing obsession with afrobeat. Evident throughout the week, I just said "why not?" when the weekend arrived and divulged some more funk from the vaults. Vintage and current, these are some of my favorite jams and the precursor to the live event that flew without a flaw at The Nomad.
Bigups to Kid Millions, Eltronix and DJ Avets for more than holding their own in the mix. A fun night that featured a pretty gamey crown that came, and did get down. In any case, the support is always welcome and speaking of…that's a big reason why I've been so afrobeat crazy all week. Antibalas is coming to Turner Hall this Wedmesday night and yours truly is opening up for the group. Very excited to say the least! Not sure who or what an Antibalas is? Then this mixtape is for your education and their edification.
Sound Travels 09-09-12 – Antiballistic Mixtape
Fela Kuti "Everything Scatter" Everything Scatter / Noise for Vendor Mouth
The Sweet Talks "Eyi Su Ngaangaa" The Kusum Beat
KonKoma "Kpanlogo" KonKoma
The Uhuru Dance Band "Untitled (Quantic Edit)" Ahyewa 12"
K. Frimpong & Super Complex Sounds "Ahyewa (Hide & Smile Edit)" Ahyewa 12"
Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band "Bukom Mashie" Africa 100
Soro n Gana "Mi Gnan Mi Nibi" Ivory Coast Soul 2
Fanga "Natural Juice Ashanti Mix" Natural Juice
Marijata "Mother Africa" Ghana Soundz
Iconili "O Rei de Tupanga" O Rei de Tupanga
Seun Kuti "African Soldier" From Africa With Fury
Manu Dibango "Percussion Storm" Africadelic
Shina Williams & His African Percussionists "Agboju Logun" Nigeria 70
Kabbala "Ashewo Ara" Disconnect
Femi Kuti "Truth Don Die [Nuyorican Soul MIX]" Cafe Mundo
Centavrvs "El Caporal" Pacífico
Chico Mann "Mentirosos" Analog Drift
Fatai Rolling Dollars "Beleke" Nu Afrobeat Experience
Bixiga 70 "Balboa Dub" Bixiga 70
The Poets Of Rhythm "Ham Gallery" DISCERN / DEFINE
The Comrades" Bullwalk"
Afro-Funk "Tei-Egwu" The Body Music