Coupe Decale at Baobab Village in San Francisco will be this Saturday. The special guest will be DJ Eddie Stats, writer for Fader Magazine and regular contributor through his Ghetto Palms blog. He puts out a great mix every week of music from all over the world. I’m more than excited to have him come contribute some sounds live!
This weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I will be playing a supporting role in Hééé Mariamou, a play/dance performance written by, directed, and starring Maimouna Coulibaly, Malian dancer/actor from Paris. It will be at the Dance Mission Theater on the corner of 24th and Mission in San Francisco. There will be lot’s Coupe Decale, Kuduro, Dancehall, Zouk, dancing, singing, and more French Urban sounds, as well as music by Malian legends such as Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare. The dancing is […]
This weekend is going to be a fun one. On Saturday Sept. 19th, the Baobab Village’s Coupe Decale night (one cover for both places on 19th street), hosts three top notch international guests with Maïmouna Coulibaly performing at Le Petit Bárbes (Bollyhood) with the Baobab DJ’s and special guest DJ’s, Dutty Artz brethren Uproot Andy and Geko Jones, holding it down at Little Baobab (Update: I’ll be at Little Baobab with Que Bajo!) Andy and Geko did an oustanding mix […]
My plan was to invite Maga Bo to the Bay Area to play a Highlife party, but sometimes things fall apart, so we have had him booked at what I hear is THE banger of a Brazilian party in SF, FESTA! This is the local chapter of Capoeira Sul da Bahia’s annual fundraiser for their batizado event which is of course a baptism celebration for new students and advancing students in the school. One of the first things I remember […]
Benjamin from Akwaaba Music Label, is (fairly) fresh off a trip to Angola and Brazil. I am fresh off a trip to Senegal, and the E.U. DJ Marco is the man behind the entire Baobab Village. We will all be at Little Baobab tonight, Friday, August 28th! Forces for the promotion of African music and culture in the U.S. will be strong in the building!!!
Tonight Ise Lyfe will be showing his new video for the song “Thighbone” at Descendants United. Also, a grip of people are coming out for Ms. Theresa’s Birthday Party, and this will be the last Descendants United at Luka’s so come celebrate with us for this last time in Oakland.
The 80’s Calypso tune that I heard so often on road trips as a kid, made me always dream about the place called London City. Now I get to bring my own music to London on Friday and Saturday. Friday For everyone who’s not in London, Vamanos and I will be broadcasting live from Diesel U Radio, 3pm to 5pm, GMT (London Time) Friday August 7th. And in the evening after the radio show, if you are in London, come […]
Not even 10 hours out of Dakar and I’m already missing it. What a great city. I’ll definitely be back soon, and hopefully have a better hold on my French language skills. Dakar in a lot of ways (right now at least) is the African city of my dreams. It’s not my ancestral homeland, but it feels like home to someone in between worlds like myself. A diverse cosmopolitan population, but a strong sense of cultural pride and deep traditional […]
I was on my way to the airport in London, about to head to Dakar, when I called Sogui who said, “bring your Serato, Malik booked us at a club this weekend.” So pleasantly surprised, I am adding a date to make this a truly world tour. Dancehall in Dakar tonight, Baobab Connected again, K Club in Almadies. After a couple canceled gigs, the promoters took this video last night to post on facebook to prove that a DJ from […]
Yesterday I went sightseeing with Anna, one of my hosts here in Stockholm, and my friend Tehran. I was standing at the bus stop and got a nod from what seemed like an established in Sweden-African man, with his presumably 2nd generation Swedish son (the Swedish version of me and my pops!) Anna was surprised, and asked if I get that a lot. I said, “you don’t know about the Black man’s head nod?” That’s Stockholm for me right now. […]