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Bantu_Kelani
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« on: August 25, 2003, 05:07:03 PM »

Any GOOD Soukous, Makossa, ZOUK, Soca, Calypso, Reggae and Salsa CDs out there? What is the song, CD you play over and over again.. Let us Know  Drummer Thumbs Up!


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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2003, 06:18:10 PM »

Ok, I start first! It would be difficult to recommend to you just one Song, one Artist or just one CD so…this is just the ones I prefer at the moment:

Koffi Olomidé (Efrakata- Congo DRC Soukous)
Franco (L'eternel Franco anthology- Congo DRC Rumba)
Youssou N’Dour (Joko:The Link – Senegal)
Salif Keita (Mouffou – Mali)
Fela (Yellow Fever– Nigeria)
The last Poets (Spoken words Collection- USA)
Miles Davis (Cool Blues- USA)
-Roots Reggae Happy 2 Smitten!!
Alpha Blondy (Jerusalem- Ivory Coast)
Midnite(Unpolished- USA I LOVE THIS CD! IT IS ON LOCK IN CD PLAYER! )

So what are YOU listening to right now?

Bantu-Kelani

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2003, 12:05:17 AM »

Yes I, Midnite is Irie indeed!!!  The I should also check the artist Dezarie (Gracious Mama Africa), produced by Midnite.  The Empress is like the female version of the band Smiley

Bless Up!!! Selassie I
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2003, 09:00:06 AM »

Sizzla- Da Real Thing
Fela Kuti- Shakara
John Coltrane- Love Supreme
Barrington Levy- Midnight Lover
Best of Donny Hathaway
Hugh Mundell- Blackman Foundation(Nice Nice)
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2003, 09:56:15 AM »

glad for the recommendations! Help me expand my musical selection..

Right now I am listening to a lot of hip-hop. NO! Not the nonsense you hear on the radio most days, the good stuff

On constant rotation is
Phrenology – The Roots
Unplugged – Lauren Hill
Black on Both Sides – Mos Def
Mos Def and Talib kweli are Black Star – Mos Def and Talib Kweli

Into someTrinidadian bands too that not too main stream. Not soca, not reggae, not folk, not jazz, not strait rapso. Very much a fusion
The Orange Sky – The Orange Sky
Remember me – Sheldon Blackman ( The Love Circle)
Atamorphosis – Ataklan

Heard these live, EXCELLENT!!! Don’t know any album names though, kinda underground, maybe you can find them online, not sure
Elan Parle (Caribbean Jazz band)
Gillian Moor (roots, folk, female guitarist)
Jomo Lord (roots, rock, folk male guitarist from Barbados)

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2003, 01:31:03 PM »

That Black Star and that Black on Both sides is wicked. The brothers really drop some deep lyrics.

Also Check Out The Gza's Latest Legend of the Liquid Swords.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2003, 01:41:54 PM »

ah yes the hip hop

Talib Kweli-Quality
dead prez-dpz turn off the radio
Fugees
KRS-1

tribute to Fela-Red Hot & Riot

always Ijahman Levi
Tony Rebel
Buju
Israel Vibration-the new Fighting Soldiers just as good as the old ones-
early early Wailers
Lee Scratch- Arkology
Congos

and then there's this Trojan Rastafari box set

sade

Thomas Mapfumo

Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Al Green...

don't get me started-too MUCH great music
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2003, 01:45:47 PM »


I'll have to go with Fela Anikulapo Kuti's LADY as my favorite track, the drive is incredible

And Lauryn Hill's unplugged MTV live album, that humble non-slick album may be one of the most groundbreaking musical productions of humanity

And all of the Bob songs

Can anyone recommend some good reggae, to start branching off from Bob Marley, dont know why its taking me so long to do that.

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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2003, 06:59:11 AM »

Branching from Bob Marley is a great process as there is so much reggae that is positive and spiritual.

Roots:
Jacob Miller
Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man
Culture - International Herb
Dennis Brown
Black Uhuru - Look Who's Coming to Dinner
Congos - Heart of the Congos
Lee Perry and King Tubby have some good dub too.

New:
Junior Kelly
Kymani Marley - Many More Roads
Luciano
Sizzla - Black Woman and Child

One of the best albums I have ever heard is "Talib Kweli - Reflection Eternal"  Not reggae but full of concious lyrics.

Start with those.

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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2003, 10:07:14 AM »

Good Reggae:

Sizzla- Da Real Thing
Hugh Mundell- Blackmans Foundation and Africa Must Be Free
Gregory Isaacs is nice
Beres Hammond
Buju- Til Shiloh
Freddy Mcgregor is nice
Jah Cure- Free Jah Cure
Warrior King- Virtuous Woman
Luciano is nice
Eek ah Mouse is nice
Yellowman is nice
Micheal Palmer
Sugar Minnott
Augustus Pablo
Misty in Roots
Midnight
Morgan Heritage
Cornell Cambell meets Barry Brown(wicked CD)
Barrington Levy is nice
Ras Micheal and Negus
Capleton
Garnett Silk
Leroy Sibbles
Richie Stephens
U-Roy
Dennis Brown
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2003, 11:45:51 AM »

junior kelly and anthony b have the best lyrics!!!
their songs means so much to me. because i learn alot what goes on in the world too.
garnett silk is nice to chill and relax.
morgan heritage is also good.
capleton and queen omegawarnin.......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!one of the best songs ever!!



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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2003, 07:29:27 PM »

Thanks everyone!! I absolutely love Reggae music but I also love Congolese music, some west afrikan groups, so is Zouk and Caribbean music… We we need to post more on other types of Black music besides Reggae so people will learn about them more.

Soukouss really floats my boat! I do not know anything about European pop music, (I used to, but not anymore, and the chance of it happening again is as unlikely). What are the good  Black R&B, Hip-hop, Zouk, salsa, calypso, soca or  good samba out there?

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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2003, 12:26:40 PM »

All,

Some good hip hop?  There is so much great hip hop right now.

Anything done by Talib Kweli, Mos Deaf or Black Star (Talib and Mos together).

Outkast and Goodie Mob have been putting out uplifting music for years.  Cee-lo from Goodie Mob did a solo project called "Cee-lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections" which is filled with livity messages.

Common is always strong.

J-Live has a powerful message in his lyrics.

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Now B.K. you did say black and Carlos Santana is not but he is so very concious and his music is full of so much love that he is worth checking out.

Noteworthy fact - All of the profit made from his "Shaman" tour has been donated to Aids relief, medication and education in Africa.  He payed his band members thier share and donated the rest.  He personally did not gross one dollar from that tour.  I saw his show in Toronto.  Uplifting.

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Most of us know Fela Kuti, but for those who do not his music and message is too powerful to not take in.  

When we feel we have done so much to make this world better, we only have to look at Fela's life to see there is always something more we can do.  His life story reads like a
how-to book for social and political activism.

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I think this thread is fantastic for the messages in music can be so contagious.  It is a shame more artists do not use thier position for educating rather than self profiting.

humbly,

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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2003, 01:12:55 PM »


Kingston:
It is a shame more artists do not use thier position for educating rather than self profiting.

This reminds me of what i heard Fela say in an interview, in which he more or less said

music is a weapon, music brings people together
in other parts of the world music is used for enjoyment
but in Africa we can't afford that
music must be used for revolution

Thanks to the people for the leads on reggae, hip-hop and other black/African international artists so far

Peace, Kebo





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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2003, 01:28:08 PM »

Quote

Kingston:

music is a weapon, music brings people together
in other parts of the world music is used for enjoyment
but in Africa we can't afford that
music must be used for revolution


powerful words!! and so so true. i wish more of our artists would understand that entertainment and social consciousness are not mutually exclusive.
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