mavado makes a dubplate for obama :: big chune!!
interesting thoughts about kuduro (and its circulation abroad) from an angolan perspective
muito kuduro mp3s, straight outta luanda (h/t masala)
short essay on hip-hop & hiplife in ghana
informative interviews w/ academics jesse shipley weaver & simon akindes re: hiplife & coupe decale
6 thoughts on “linkthink #8: Funky Digitalia”
Killer set of links this one. I find it fascinating that the guy who goes into detail about the history of Hip-life doesn’t even mention any potential Jamaican influence. I realise it’s bigger in, say, Genge, but it seems strange to not mention reggae and dancehall at all when talking about African music.
Good point, Birdseed. I can hear what you’re talking about — there’s no doubt that reggae is in the hiplife mix, so perhaps that’s a conspicuous omission. At the same time, the deeply intertwined travels of hip-hop and dancehall often make teasing them out from each other somewhat tricky. I think one can easily get subsumed by the other, for certain observers, and even practitioners.
Hey, hey…I think I recognize that baby sqwak at the end of the #8 Sesame Street video clip! Sounds a lot like a sample used by Timbaland in Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody?”…am i right or wrong…can’t tell.
It may be the same one used by Timbaland — I’m not quite sure. The original, at least in the case of the Sesame Street video, is a track from Perrey & Kingsley’s The In Sound from Way Out, an early electronic/Moog album with lots of kiddie-style tunes and fart jokes. Great stuff. When I finally heard it a couple years ago, it took me a few moments to remember that Sesame Street had burned a few interludes into my brain.
Very nice place this one.
I would like to thanks the inclusion in your site of a link that takes to the podcast dedicated to Angola, Kuduro dance music, Luanda’s street music.
http://kuduro.podomatic.com/ an exclusive audio podcast dedicated to angolan kuduro, made in Luanda, bubbling kuduro scene.
Cheers, all the best!
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