This is an awesome mash-up of several Vampire Weekend songs with a groove by Fela and some other stuff. I love this song!
I've been enjoying Vampire Weekend's "Cape Cod Kwassa-Kwassa", so I decided to post some original kwassa kwassa from the originator of that style, Kanda Bongo Man. It's impossible not to smile when you hear this music.Click to play
This beautiful song was one of Tarika's biggest hits in their native Madagascar.Click to play
August 1997 was a very bad month for the music world. We lost both Fela Kuti and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan had a remarkable career in which he brought Qawalli music to a wider audience and worked with artists like Peter Gabriel and Eddie Vedder. This is his most well known song, based on Dam Mast Qalandar.
|One Thousand and One Nights|
I heard this CD playing when I walked into a big used CD store in Vancouver last year and I was hooked instantly.
|Tékitoi (Who Are You?)|
Rachid Taha makes some of the most exciting music anywhere in the world today. Here's his cover version of The Clash's "Rock the Casbah", which appears on his album "Teketoi" as well as the sound track for the new Joe Strummer movie, "The Future is Unwritten".