Sahrawi chanteuse Aziza Brahim with the Basque group Oreka TX performing a song titled Amazigh.

Aziza Brahim is a singer, actress and activist born in the Sahrawi refugee camps of Tindouf. She has a remarkable body of work singing in Spanish and the Hassaniya Arabic of Western Sahara.

Oreka TX play the txalaparta, a percussive instrument whose roots are found in the cider making traditions of the Basque region of Spain. It’s incredibly cool and this is going to be my new obsession.

One might think, how does this even work? Just watch, the music blends together perfectly.

This is from Oreka Tx’s album on World Village: Nömadak Tx.


Tony Allen - Go Back (feat. Damon Albarn) [Radio Edit]


Tinariwen - Lulla


Tinariwen - Matadjem Ylnmxan


Terakaft “Intidgagen”

To my ears, The Black Keys clearly have been listening to Northern African guitar bands like Terakaft and Tinariwen. The sound, the feel…everything.

Candonga - Melingo


Verbouwen. In de Hofstad. In de Helleense Republiek. Halen we wat bij de doe-het-zelf zaak om de hoek? Karretje en laden maar. Zelf zagen. Verf mengen. Arbeidsvitaminen op de transistor. Saucijzenbroodje en koffie tussen de middag. Of besteden we het uit? Prijzen opvragen. Vergunning? Dat regelt mijn moeder wel. Springerige accenten van de basklarinet. De staande bas plamuurt. De cimbalom werkt sierlijk af.

Zondag 22 juni 2014
Hubertus Hugo Matthijs


Lucky Peterson - Nana Jarnell
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The Son Of A Bluesman
Released: June 9, 2014

1. Blues In My Blood
2. Funky Broadway
3. Nana Jarnell
4. I Pity The Fool
5. Boogie-Woogie Blues Joint Party
6. I’m Still Here
7. The Son Of A Bluesman
8. I Can See Clearly Now
9. Joy
10. You Lucky Dog
11. I’m Still Here (Gospel)


Lucky Peterson (vocals, guitar, organ), Tamara Peterson (vocals), Shawn Kellerman (guitar), Remon Hearn (keyboards), Timothy Waites (bass), Raul Valdes (drums), Bill Eden (sax), Chris Curiel (trumpet), Calvin Sexton (trombone), Faith Jefferson Houston, Bahiyyahn Stovall Moss, Lashonda Reese, Gregg Smith (backing vocals)


Bassist and composer, Kyle Eastwood, on his double bass


Bassist and composer, Kyle Eastwood, on his double bass


Huun Huur Tu