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07/13/2021 07:56 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma

"Antoine Rossini Jean-Baptiste, born Emmanuel Jean-Baptiste, and better known as Ti Manno, was one of, if not the most, beloved and well known Haitian singer. His lyrics were avant-garde, he sang about the condition of the Haitian people, sexism, sexual harassment, power harassment, discrimination." -wiki
07/13/2021 07:53 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma
Bade Zile
by Afro Haitian Experimental O...
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Great story about this band/album which initially involved a desire to perform with the late great drummer Tony Allen. https://afro-haitianexperimentalorchestra.bandcamp.com/
07/13/2021 07:49 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma
Nan Fon Bwa
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Haitain now living in Paris. This album was long listed for the Polaris Prize. https://melissalaveaux.bandcamp.com/album/radyo-siw-l
07/13/2021 07:43 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma
Come On Back
by Carlton
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Bristol singer known for his work with Massive Attack and Smith and Mighty.
07/13/2021 07:38 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma
by Jovanotti
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Italian. He wanted to originally be known as "Joe Vanotti" but a promotional poster got it wrong and he stuck with it. It means "young man". He sings mostly in Italian but did release a greatest hits in Spanish.
07/13/2021 07:33 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma

Olli is a Frenchman, singing Bollywood style covers and original material.
07/13/2021 07:29 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma
Ya Aen Daly
by Najib Al Housh
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"...the majority of the music on this compilation does not come from the highly famous names of the musical spectrum of North Africa and the Middle East. Instead, the final body compiled for this record consists of some – at least for us – nichey pearls and often overlooked artists; resulting in a diverse range of styles..." https://habibifunkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/habibi-funk-015-an-eclectic-selection-of-music-from-the-arab-world-part-2
07/13/2021 07:25 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma
by Les Filles de illighadad
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Hailing from a remote village in the center of Niger, at the heart of Les Filles’ music is the percussion and poetry of tende—a term used for both the instrument and the type of music— whereby a mortar and pestle are transformed into a drum, and women join together in a circle, in a chorus of singing, chanting, and clapping. -https://lesfillesdeillighadad.bandcamp.com/
07/13/2021 07:20 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma
Old Man Plants a Coconut Tree
by Kena Amoa
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Ghana. He sings in the Twi language and tells traditional stories in his songs. He was a professor of ethnomusicology for a few years at the University of Washington and U of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He moved back to Ghana and was featured in an episode of Anthony Bourdain's show eat a stew of greater cane rat.
07/13/2021 07:11 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma

Ghana. Nicknamed "The Pacesetters" The coup in Ghana halted the band's success just as it was ramping up. They members scattered across Europe that are still alive, regrouped a few years ago to record new material.
07/13/2021 07:09 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma
Jamasa Roro
by Surinam Funk Force
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"A compilation of highly collectable and rare Surinamese 45's and LP cuts. Compiled by Antal Heitlager & Thomas Gesthuizen this is the follow up to the Kindred Spirits released Surinam! compilation. This volume goes even deeper into the field of 70ties and 80ties funk music from the Surinamese dance floors." -https://rushhourmusic.bandcamp.com/album/surinam-funk-force
07/13/2021 07:06 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma
Happy Day From Me to You
by Victor Uwaifo
(13 plays) | (0 fans)

Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo is a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor. He also served as commissioner for arts and culture in Edo State under the government of Lucky Igbinedion. Uwaifo is famous for his joromi music
07/13/2021 07:01 PM
DJ: DJ Rhythma
Seems Like This
by Azymuth
(1 play) | (0 fans)

From this Brazilian trio's debut release in 1974/1975. Original members were Jose Roberto Bertrami, Alex Malheiros, and Ivan Conti. Ariovaldo Contesini contributed percussion but left the band after the album was completed. All three members were born in the same year, 1946.