Weekend Special

We like music so much, we have an oversupply of suggestions for the daily “Music Break” post. So why not offer you all that other music–well at least seven of them at a time–that did not make the daily cut?

Black Dillinger, “From a Place”

Let’s admit it, we all have at least once –willing suspension of disbelief– considered how much different Cape Town could look like if everybody took out their bicycles rather than their cars, as Black Dillinger reminds us in his new video. Or maybe not.–Tom Devriendt.

Mzungu Kichaa, “Jitolee”

Mzungu Kichaa (literally: the crazy white man) has a Danish father and an English mother, but grew up in East Africa and has been doing East African Bongo Flava since its early days in 1999-2000. He was in Bongo Records with Juma Nature, Professor Jay, Solo Thang and all the artists who invented the genre. Today he represents East African abroad as well as back home in East Africa. He speaks Kiswahili fluently and writes his songs himself. This song Jitolee is from his first album Tujo Pumoja.–Anni Lyngskaer.

Streets to the Hill, “El Shaddai”

S: I like this circa 2007 cover by Oakland R&B due Streets to the Hill consisting of guitarist Ryan Daisley and vocalist Nasambu (her family is Kenyan). Not sure if they still exist.
T: I like the video. That’s a lot of music coming out of one guitar.
B: San Francisco to Oakland.

Teba, “Food of Life”

Looks like rooftop concerts are trending in Cape Town. New music video for “original social worker” Teba’s Food of Life.–Tom Devriendt

Obour, “Obour.”

Some consciousness from Ghanaian hiplife musician, Obour where he “… goes back to his Atenteben days.” I’m assuming this is about him going back to his ‘traditions’ or his childhood. Anyway, we can dance to this.

BD Banx, “Jump”

Now for something totally out of left field. Brussels-based rapper BD Banx (born to Congolese parents) took us by surprise last week. We need more of this. Especially these days. – Tom Devriendt

Horace Silver, “I Had A Little Talk”

Finally, slowing it down. Taking you back to 1971. Jazz pionist Horace Silver (and his quintet) with ‘I Had A Little Talk …’ off his album, “The United States of Mind.’

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country. He is on faculty of The New School in New York.

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