MUZIKIFAN LINKS


(please advise about broken links, or suggest additions)

LINKS WITH MUSIC DOWNLOADS

Alan Lomax on line

American folklorist Alan Lomax's sound archives are now online, the whole thing! (well, Morocco and Italy are not up yet.) This is an amazing accomplishment and I expect many fans will bookmark it for further exploration. I started with the Newport Folk Festival, 1966: there are sonic beeps (maybe added to prevent piracy) that are distracting, but it's great that Lomax interviewed the musicians as well as capturing their performances. In fact his 1947 interviews with Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Boy Williamson and Memphis Slim were so controversial they could not be issued for ten years and then had to be released pseudonymously to prevent reprisals against their families for their frank talk about racism, work gangs, etc.

It's hard to keep up with all the blogs now out there, but WorldService continues to keep me enthralled.

The name says it all: Analog Africa.

You can listen to and buy rare East African 45s on Fred Lavik's site AFRO7

Rufus' Dutch-treat website where you can listen to his 45s.

Johnny Spencer, a Brit with good taste in soul, R&B and Studio One 45s. (He's created individual artworks for his blank 45 sleeves that are wonderful.)

ZIM BIDA's HANDY GUIDE TO SOME BLOGS WORTH WATCHING:

Pieter Remes' blog is seaneverdry

Count Reeshard's No Condition is Permanent

aduna

db aka DUBRUIT

Voodoo Funk

with comb & razor

Likembe

Steve Ntwiga Mugiri - Music

LINKS TO ARTISTS


Rokia Traore

Bollywood Brass Band

Article about A.R. Rahman on BBC News

Konono No 1

USEFUL DISCOGRAPHIES

Tim Clifford's awesome work-in-progress to compile ALL East African 45s into a database.

Comprehensive Franco discography in Japan

www.afrodisc.com features loads of valuable discographies and other information.

Rail Band
Les Ambassadeurs
Bembeya Jazz National
SYLIPHONE LABEL
on Graeme Counsel's site in Australia, which has many more discographies

Bio-chemistry Professor Endo's links to African music discographies

Lars's reconstruction of various catalogues by label, including Pathé Marconi

The African 360 series

Ngoyarto

AFRICAN label 45s

Also Lars's page for the group Bella Bella

My article on the Lassissi label of Abidjan

LINKS TO NON-COMMERCIAL SITES

The Archive of Contemporary Music

Doug Paterson's East African Music page

Akenataa Hammagaadji's weekly radio broadcast FIRST WORLD MUSIC from Poughkeepsie can be heard here.

John Kitimie of the Kilimanjaro Band has started a Tanzanian music blog.

NOSTALGIE YA MBOKA
A weekly radio show from London plus the home of the Papa Wemba website.

BBC Radio3 Homepage

World Music Central, listener participation

Busy Musique d'Afrique site, packed with info

Stanford University's links to various African Music pages on the internet

The legendary Jamaican orphanage, the Alpha Boys School, offers a CD by the latest version of the school band with Don Drummond covers and a Mento medley.

Culture and music from Cabo Verde is presented on Tabanka.

Cosmonote, a French site dedicated to recording traditional music in Benin and Burkina Faso.

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