Zanzibara, Vol. 1 - 1905-2005: Ikhwani Safaa Music Club (2006)

«After the Ethiopiques series (follow the link for Volume 14), Buda musique launch a new collection dedicated to the Swahili popular music, especially the Taarab, played for more than an hundred years on the eastern coast of Africa. This new collection, A hundred years of Taarab in Zanzibar presents popular Swahili music from the eastern coast of Africa – Lamu, Mombasa, Tanga, Dar es Salaam,

Mongo Santamaria - Afro-Roots (1958-59)

«A CD reissue of a mid-'70s repackaging of Mongo Santamaria's first two Fantasy albums, 1958's Yambu and 1959's Mongo, Afro-Roots is superb Latin jazz. Although these were Santamaria's first albums as a leader, the conga player had already worked with Pérez Prado, Tito Puente, and Cal Tjader, giving him absolutely impeccable Latin jazz credentials to go along with his obviously amazing chops.

The Pink Floyd - The Early Singles (1997)

As a tribute to Richard Wright, here are the first five Pink Floyd singles (1967-1968), indelebly marked by his highly creative keyboard playing. There's no need to present one by one such classic tunes, I guess. Their titles speak for themselves... So long, Rick (and thanks for all the fish, Douglas Adams would have probably added...)!Tracklist: 1. Arnold Layne

Pink Floyd - Paint Box

In memory of Richard Wright.

Some Re-Posts

Rale - Rale (1994) Orchestra Makassy - Agwaya (1982) Bustan Abraham - Ashra (2000) No Blues - Farewell Shalabiye (2005)

Postcards from Istanbul: Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Mosque

The Incredible String Band - Hard Rope and Silken Twine (1974)

In my opinion, this Incredible String Band’s final effort was a good album, much underrated at the time of its release. “Maker of Islands” is a wonderful song, not ruined by its sweeping orchestration. “Dreams of No Return” is Robin Williamson at his best. And the epic suite “Ithkos” is a saucerful of surprises (the proto-world Greek intro, nice orchestral passages, even hard rocking bits in a

Pierre Akendengué - Nandipo / Afrika Obota (1974-1976)

«Pierre Akendengué is one of African music's great visionaries —a onetime protest singer turned composer turned cult favorite turned cultural minister, Akendengué has always marched to the beat of his own drummer. Born in 1943 in Aouta, Gabon, Akendengué left Gabon at the age of 22 to pursue an Education in France. There he settled in Orléans (and later, Paris), where he took a degree in