Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

saudades do rio

Água de Moringa with Cristovão Bastos - Retalhos

* Photo by Doubletee

Monday, June 25, 2007

canta mais

One of my favorite singers, Mônica Salmaso, has a brand-new CD available. Here's a taste: A Volta do Malandro

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Nancy Jacobs & her Sisters - Meadowlands

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Arsenio Rodríguez y Su Conjunto - Dunbumbanza

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Two of my personal favorites from Stevie Wonder's mid-70s recordings -

Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I Am Singing

Another Star


Rabih Abou-Khalil and Gevorg Dabaghyan - The Sad Women of Qana

* Photo by Simply 27

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

deep blues

Mary Lou Williams - What's Your Story, Morning Glory?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


This Kenyan sculpture inspired today's post - a bit of acoustic (aka "dry") playing by Williamu Usale and friends. (Complete with Fanta bottle percussion.) The title: Usimalize Mali

* Photo by Traveling Cat

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007


Ashley MacIsaac and Mary Jane Lamond - Sleepy Maggie (Mulen Dugh)

* Painting by David Allan

Saturday, June 09, 2007


Aiko Shimada - You

wax & gold

Alemu Aga - Abatachen Hoy (Pater Noster)

(More info. here)

Thursday, June 07, 2007


Wimme Saari (with Hector Zazou) - Adventures in the Scandinavian Skin Trade


Manuel d'Oliveira et Les San Salvador - Cherie Bondowe

(From Ngoma - The Early Years, 1948-1960)

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

la raza y la musica

Three sound collages from the Latin Playboys

Viva La Raza


Crayon Sun

Monday, June 04, 2007

Sunday, June 03, 2007

internationale [?]

Leningrad - Malen'kiy Mal'chik

* Painting by Alexander Kosolapov


Bassist George Mraz, with Zuzana Lapcíková and Emil Viklicky - Na osičce (Aspen Leaf)

Saturday, June 02, 2007

só no choro

Brazilian clarinetist Abel Ferreira's interpretation of Corta-Jaca (Gaúcho), written by Chiquinha Gonzaga

Friday, June 01, 2007