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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Obituary for Melome Clement of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo

From World Music Network-
"Mélomé Clément, aged sixty-seven, passed away following a heart attack on 17 December. He will be greatly missed by audiences around the world. As conductor and saxophonist of Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo, he was a brilliant and highly influential musician.
Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo started their career in 1968, and since their founding, Mélomé Clément managed to keep the group's flame alive by hiring the best musicians around. Having been there from the beginning, Mélomé Clément was still there leading the band through their 2009 revival, when they returned to the front of the local and international art scene.
With Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo back in the spotlight, they went on to bring their stunning combination of funk, soul, and Afrobeat to stages around the world, including in the USA, Canada, Brazil, England, and France. This culminated with Mélomé Clément giving his last concerts this summer in France and Finland, on the same stage as Björk.
Managing for years to avoid succumbing to political changes, and paving the way for other West-African artists to begin international careers, Mélomé Clément and his work with Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo will be sorely missed by the musical community. "

 
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Tinariwen video

Chet Bogassa by Tinariwen
Enjoy!

Playlist for 1/05/2013


11:03am
Tinariwen “Chabiba” from Imidiwan: Companions CD ALBUM (Independiente 2009) —Mali Tuareg musicians
11:09am
Madeleine Chartrand “Ani Kuni” from Dom Thomas Presents Dreams of San Antonio (Brutal Music 2011) —French Canadian native American grooves
11:12am
Musique Noise “Pas Encore” from Fulmines integralis (Musea 2001) —French opera disco
11:23am
Apryl Fool “The Lost Mother Land (Part 1)” from The Apryl Fool (Start Entertainments Limited 2011) —Japanese hard psychedelic
11:30am
Apryl Fool “The Lost Mother Land (Part 2)” from The Apryl Fool (Start Entertainments Limited 2011)
11:33am
Kan Mikami “Track 7” from BANG! (unknown) —obscure Japanese psychedelia
11:40am
11:43am
11:48am
11:56am
Yuya Uchida & the Flowers “Hidariashi No Otoko” from Challenge! (Digitally Remastered) (TTW 1969)
12:02pm
Thai Thanh “Dawn” from Saigon Rock and Soul Vietnam 1968-72 (Finders Keepers) —Vietnamese grooves
12:07pm
12:11pm
Dirtwire “Xiang Zone” from Dirtwire (unknown)
12:17pm
Ba Cissoko “Kora Rocks (feat. Ibrahima Kourou, Abdoulaye Kouyate, Alhassane Camara, Laurent Rigaud 'Samba', Ava Saty Marching Band)” from Nimissa CD ALBUM (Cristal records 2012)
12:22pm
12:27pm
12:32pm
12:35pm
Libaaxyada Maaweeliska Banaadir “Sabraayaa Sedkii Hela” from Xidigtii Is Xujeysay (unknown) —Somalian grooves from Mogadeshu
12:43pm
12:46pm
DRC Music “We Come from the Forest (feat. Bokatola System)” from Kinshasa One Two (Warp Records 2011) —Congo
12:52pm
Francis Bebey “New Track” from African Electronic Music 1975-1982 (Born bad records 2012) —African electronica