@@@ WUTA MAYI: La Face Cachee (Sterns, 2019) Uptown African music out of the Congo. It’s borderline inspirational for this level of joy to come out of such a troubled place. Beautiful singing and long African single line guitar playing — there are a lot of similarities here with Haitian music. Check the flow on this in this video below. I tend to gravitate to the rougher music out there but I’m happy to spread these feels around.
@@@ Dallas | “Love From A Distance” | Rain Tree An interesting blend of electro rhythms and concious reggae sounds. Off this week’s WRIR playlist email. It’s very close to being a Peter Tosh tune but with a drum machine. Bubblin’, bubblin’ bubblin’ organ wise with concious singing. Not Peter Tosh but worthy of a peep.
@@@ Farafi | Calico Soul | Piranha All of today’s listens are off this week’s WRIR playlist email. Imma google this outfit to see where they’re from as the first tune is not clearly indicating a place. I’m guessing Brazil. Wrong. It’s two women, one from India and a white woman from somewhere in a whitelandia. I would describe this as hopeful world music, uptempo. The production is lush and there are New Age vibes to be found up in here. There a lot of influences here — a little blues rock, a little U2, a lot of world musics including African and Caribbean. I like it all right while not being a fan of the production.
YTD recordings listened to: 92
Good music, not list worthy: 52
Not good music: 40
Honorable Mentions: 0
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