It’s my pleasure to announce in this post, the official release of Demo Crazy, a mixed collection of tunes in collaboration with the great Khalil Anthony. Demo Crazy is an exploration of African identity. Thoughts echoed on this website, put in music form, transmitted digitally from Oakland, California (The West West Coast of Africa) to the world. In the shadow of the inauguration of the first African descended president in the United States, we recognize that the game of life […]
… but it seemed that today, from the older black man who said, “happy Obama day young man,” to my co-workers who seemed poised to take on the challenges of uplifting the youth of our community with new vitality and motivation, people were really ready to embrace the precedent that the new president has set out for us! As we’ve been saying, we are the change!
I’m going to make these party posts a little more interesting by posting a tune or video with them, of stuff I’m feeling, or you might be hearing at the High Life parties. This Saturday, DJ Refusenik (we misspelled it on the flyer.) will be our featured guest, and he will be throwing down some North African pop jams. Here is Reda Taliani and 113 with one of my favorite Rai songs: more about “113 & REDA TALIANI – YA […]
Image Via In my last long post, I wrote about some of the DJs who are helping direct the tastes for African music in the U.S./European market. They didn’t seem to like stuff that was too ‘world music’ sounding, but preferred more raw electronic beats. Recently I’ve found someone on the opposite end of the critical Westerner’s taste spectrum at the World Service Blog (via the Matsuli Blog) complaining about the use of ‘Western’ marketing terms like Funk and Disco […]