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"Remember, information is not knowledge; knowledge is not wisdom; wisdom is not truth; truth is not beauty; beauty is not love; love is not music; music is the best."
-Frank Zappa

The more I explore the vast world of music, the more I realize how little I understand. I try to ignore the arbitrary boundaries of music and pay attention to what seems most important to me – the musicality and creative intention of the artists. The collection here is my recorded history of exploring music and attempts at sonic assemblage. Songs with a denote my favorite mixes. Enjoy!

Filtered by African (3 of 31)

 

December 22, 2005

Mali Music

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A lightly mixed compilation of some favorite Malian tracks. The mix begins with “Kan Be”, a mesmerizing track by n’goni player Kakanka Sata. The mix concludes with “Tsara”, a deeply soulful and uplifting cut by guitarist/singer Modeste. Ali Farka Toure, one of Mali’s greatest musicians who’s featured on this mix, passed away in March 2006. So this mix is dedicated to the prolific and brilliant guitarist/singer/songwriter Ali Farka Toure.


African Quiet Uplifting

December 20, 2000

Africa

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An attempt to map the evolution of regional world music based on the music on-hand. Africa begins with 1950’s field recordings of traditional song and chant and traverses the 60’s, 70’s, 80, 90’s, then ends with an electronic afrobeat fusion track by Tony Allen (Fela Kuti’s drummer).


African Narrative Soulful

January 28, 1999

Africanismo

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My first mix of African music and a precursor of the African History mix. Similar in style and energy to the other African mix.


African Uplifting
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