An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 11/15/2009
|Incognito||Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing||Tribes, Vibes and Scribes||Polygram/ Verve|
|Brand New Heavies||Brother Sister||BrotherSister||Delicious Vinyl|
|4Hero/ Jack Davey||Take My Time||Play With The Changes||Milan Records|
|N'Dea Davenport||No Never Again||N'Dea Davenport||V2/ Delicious|
|Ronny Jordane||On the Record||Off the Record||Blue Note|
|Russell Gunn||DJ Apollo Interlude||Ethnomusicology||Atlantic|
|Roy Ayers||Liquid Love (Aloe Blacc Latin Rmx)||Roy Ayers Virgin Ubiquity Remix||BBE|
|Aloe Blacc||Bailar Scene 1||Shine Through||Stones Throw Music|
|Kellis/ Timo Maas||Help Me (Loco Dice Rmx)|
|Osunlade||Cantos A Odun et Oxa||AfroTech||Quango|
|Cesaria Evora||Negue (Cris Prolific Rmx)||Club Sodade||RCA/ BMG|
|Chocolate||Uno Tych||Peru's Master Percussionist||Lyrichord Discs|
|Salif Keita||Madan (Gekko Rmx)||Remixes for Moffou||Decca|
|Alton Miller||Knowledge of the Pygmies||Souls Like Mine||R2 Records|
|J*Davey||This One!||4000 AD|
|Nat King Cole/ TV on the Radio||Nature Boy||Re:Generations||Capitol|
|Earl Greyhound||Yeah I Love You||Soft Targets|
|Saul Williams||Talk to Strangers||(Clean Album Edit)|
|Carl LeBlanc||Madman Across the Water||New Orlean's 7th Ward Griot||Preservation Hall|
|J*Davey||Division of Joy||The Beauty in Distortion/ the Land of the Lost|
|Nina Simone||Wild is the Wind||Wild is the Wind||Verve|
|Miles Davis||It Never Entered My Mind||Ballads & Blues||Blue Note|
|David McAlmont||Night and Day||You Go to My Head||BluePort Recordings|
|Blaktroniks||Where||DeepBlak presents Blaktropolis|
|Steve Spacek||Look into my Eyes||Space Shift||BackSpin Records|
|Derrick Carter||New Wave Punk Out||Square Dancing in a Round House||Classic Recordings|
|Saul Williams||Grippo||(Clean Album Edit)|
|Earl Greyhound||Back and Forth||Soft Targets|
|Derrick Carter||Where You At?||Square Dancing in a Round House||Classic Recordings|
|Saul Williams||List of Demands (Reparations)||(Clean Album Edit)|
|Thavius Beck||Stepping to the Side|
|Derrick Carter||New Wave Punk Out (reprise)||Square Dancing in a Round House||Classic Recordings|
|Saul Williams||African American Student Movement||(Clean Album Edit)|
Rocked Saul Williams and Afro Punk to prime you for the Sunday show (November 15, Aladdin Theater). Be there or just be bent...
Lots of new music...Earl Greyhound (opening for Saul), Tv on the Radio (not even here but still in effect), some Jack Davey and her band J*Davey (not Afro Punk but still rockers). We even had some Saul Williams to set the airwaves afire.
What is Afro Punk...well, it's full of the fury and political fervor your expect from punk...just with a Black sensibility and swagga....you do know what swagger/ swagga is don't you.? Best act like you do.
Bands like Bad Brains, Fishbone, 24-7 Spyz set the tone (OGs of Afro Punk). You could even add Living Color if your argument was compelling. I doubt Vernon would mind. Nu Skool includes Suffrajett, Noisettes, Earl Greyhound and El Pus who has a member appearing with Saul...Tchaka Diallo. El Pus on MySpace claims they've disbanded, but they've left some tracks...aural artifacts...? Bread crumbs to come find them?
I also rocked Blaktroniks, who dropped hot beats like lava at the Club 6 Afrotek Festival this December past (2008) in San Francisco. You wanna hear Mechanized Soul (first release) to Robo Bop/ The Edge.
So little time, so much music-folks I had lined up didn't play...so you do it:
- El Pus
- Black Beard (afro punk, rebel rock/ country...really)
- Mami Watu
- Keziah Jones (he drops BluFunk)
If I'm inna house next week...it's on! In the meantime,
Peace and hot beats!
Celeste aka Adiva