Sierra Leone
May 12, 2010 6:33 PM   Subscribe

Come with me to Sierra Leone and listen to the hot Bubu of Janka Nabay -- Eh Congo, and then back to the '70s with Kaibara City, featuring; Super Combo Kings: Blind Musical Flames: Sabanoh 75 - Konko: Me Nar Poor Old Man Nor Do Me So - Ebenezar Calendar. Many more.
posted by puny human (6 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Listening to Janka Nabay's tracks at MySpace now - totally slamming. Love it. On the strength of that alone, this is a great post! Thanks puny human!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:43 PM on May 12, 2010

As mentioned in the Bubu blog post (where the download" links seem to be, unfortunately, dead) some of the hocketed horn playing in Janka's music reminds one of Rara and Gaga* from Haiti and the Dominican Republic. This is so cool.

*and don't any of you DARE to link to Lady Gaga here
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:52 PM on May 12, 2010

"multi-partay de-mo-cra-saaaay!"

Words cannot express how much I'm digging this music right now. I just want to thank you once more, ph, for turning me onto this guy. OK, I'll shut up now.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:00 PM on May 12, 2010

Yeah that MySpace is hot isn't it flapjax :)

The original Ghetto Bassquake post has more information, but sorry about the links being dead.
posted by puny human at 7:26 PM on May 12, 2010

Very cool stuff! Thanks much for the links!
posted by Slothrop at 5:31 AM on May 13, 2010

One of my favorite things when listening to music in languages I don't understand is when suddenly a word or phrase appears that I recognize, like in Janka Nabay's Eh Congo when he sings "John Kennedy" and shortly thereafter the word "America."

Fantastic post!
posted by Kattullus at 6:33 AM on May 13, 2010

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