Matsuli music, a blog of “music african and otherwise” has been unearthing gems lately…
vintage afroyoutubery & album rips. from late 70s Jah Shaka dance footage to a Syliphone compilation of Guinean bands from the 60s & 70s — a period i love — replete with hefty label discography.
(in the past, i’ve upped Syliphone tracks here, here, and here).
the Vieux Farka Toure solos are worth watching. He’ll be touring east coast USA in february.
Uncanny, amazing, casual. The talent has passed so completely from father to son it seems as if he’s channeling… also, Vieux makes it appear unbearably easy. Tuning-up becomes the intro to a massive solo, he smiles, looks, twists about (why is the lens round?). Sparks!