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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Janka Nabay at the Treefort Music Festival

Janka Nabay performed at Neurolux on the first night of the Treefort Music Festival.

"Janka Nabay is the undisputed king of bubu music, a frantically-paced electronic dance music with ancient, magical origins in Sierra Leone (known as Salone by locals). Before Janka, Sierra Leoneans thought of bubu music as a relic of the past, something best left in the hills with the folk singers and witches. But in the mid 90s, during the Sierra Leonean civil war, Janka resuscitated and modernized bubu. Salone quickly fellunder its spell.
Janka was the first musician to electrify bubu music, adding synths and drum machines to the airy hum of blown bamboo shoots and carburetor pipes. Janka’s bubu connects the dots between low-fi African techno and bubu’s ancient processional origins." Read more here:

And here is a great video by Janka Nabay:
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