A little provocative discussion with the one Venus X, Simone of the Palm Wine blog, and myself this past month in Milano, Italy. I was going to do a long drawn out post about my thoughts after watching this, but since the video has already been making the rounds, I’ll just say that I thoroughly enjoyed backing up the fiery New York DJ goddess. Now you understand why I wrote that post? Here’s what the music portion sounded like (I apparently do […]
Categories: Gigs, Music, Tha Homies, Thought, Video • Tags: Africans in Europe, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Chief Boima, Counter Strike, europe, Eva and Franco Mattes, Italy, Milano, Palm Wine, Venus X, Vodafone
African in New York is here! And I’m also proud to present my first every music video, the NY edition of “Without Money No Family.” I shot and edited it myself, taking some footage from the original clip, I’m happy to see the final result but anxious to hear what people think about it. Buy African in New York as a partial album on iTunes, and at a few other digital retailers. The full album will be a physical version with […]
The Afro-Spectacle is now streaming online. Listen back to an entertaining evening of collective music video watching. If you missed it the first time, the good news is it looks like we’re going to make this a regular thing.
Very very exciting tings a gwan at the Baobab Village! Soum Bill, the founder of Les Garagistes, is recording his new album in New York and will be making a stop by San Francisco for a one time performance. We are so lucky to be able to have him perform here in the Bay Area. I will be djing alongside the great DJ Polo of Reggae Gold SF, and the other Baobab resident DJ’s. Come get your Zouglou and […]
My friends from We Own TV put together a trailer of footage from their summer workshop in Lungi, Sierra Leone. When Banker first showed me the beginning clip in his studio, the beauty of the shots and their emotional power gave me the shivers. While infrastructure development is underway, and stories of returnees from Europe and the US start to surface, I think that this kind of initiative to promote public expression from all sectors of society, will be what […]
I’ve been invited down tomorrow night (Tuesday) to Los Angeles by my friends Daniel and Asma of Nguzunguzu to play at their weekly Tuesday night party Wildness, which I’m excited for. The night, started by DJ Total Freedom, seems like it may live up to the name if the reviews have anything to say about it. Me I’m just down for some good old fashioned American Freedom. Anticipate an adventurous set. I’ll be flying back up to Oakland on Wednesday […]