Dariya Da Makiya


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June 13, 2008 at 1:39 pm

“In the end my favorite shit is always the weirdest shit.”


Neu Mejicanreply
June 13, 2008 at 3:23 pm


Keep it on the weird end…

June 16, 2008 at 12:37 am

Second the amen.

Hey thursdayborn, any chance to post the early Tinariwen cassettes?

Loving the grooves,

June 16, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Great site – thanks for all the hard work!

Any chance you can post some Fracis Bebey?

– Eric

June 16, 2008 at 11:18 pm

Wow, this is great… I especially love song #2. This is infectious. Great stuff.

June 25, 2008 at 5:38 am

Woah! Nice one!!! This guys stuff seems crazily similar to that Yahaya Alhaji Zakari’s album you posted up ages ago, but its also somewhat spacey, sorta like the thing you could play as a soundtrack to a trip to the Moon.

Its sung in Hausa, but its the dialect used in Ghana. Comparing this Zongo-groove with those austere Sahelian Nigerian and Nigerien sounds and hear the way in which Ghana has had affected its Hausa population: Kpanlogo, talking drums and synthesizers a la Highlife: undoubtedly Ghanaian!

My Hausa isn’t good but judging from some of the lyrics, its just as baffling. One of the songs sound like they’re saying “Kai BANZA” (“you FOOL”)….??? Unique stuff: Love it!

June 25, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Loving the inept synths!

philip sherburnereply
July 11, 2008 at 7:02 am

Goddamn, this is incredible!

July 23, 2008 at 11:26 pm

The interview you linked to mentions ‘awesome tapes from Thailand.’ i want to hear that!

August 17, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Here’s a link to awesome tapes from thailand via dj rupture’s wfmu program mudd up! (scroll down to feb 2008): http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/DR

unfortunately i do not have any of tinariwen’s music on cassette. it bums me out to think i was actually in timbuktu, where one could surely find those, and i did not look for them. not sure when i’d be back there again…

my friend last night asked me about francis bebey and i had to admit ignorance. he described bebey as a sort of arthur russell of africa-type character, which sounds kind of crazy but intriguing.

September 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm



September 30, 2008 at 2:55 am

That big drum is SERIOUSLY “in the pocket.”


January 14, 2009 at 9:24 am

wonderful, wonderful music.

question, since you are knowledgeable: is it true that these “indigenous” styles of music are fading away and being replaced by Western styles (hip-hop, dancehall, etc)?

it seems a truism that the world is becoming more homogenized in terms of culture…

February 10, 2009 at 3:44 am

Sweet – the world’s a better place for hearing ALL this!

Hey- Pesky!
YOU are knowledgeable!!! Look around your own land. If it happens here, it happens there. NO difference. Your answer is correct. It is 2009 everywhere. Tears! Cheers!

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