Archive for the ‘Music Monday’ Category

Music Monday: Baraka Som Sistema- Sound of Kaduro

In Africa, Music, Music Monday on August 9, 2010 at 6:18 pm

soooo i heard this song while i was watching a show, of course i cant remember which, on Al Jazeera while i was in Ethiopia. they were doing a profile about a genre of music called kaduro originally from angola but popularized in portugal…or maybe its the other way around. anyway, i thought it was pretty hot and of all the different kaduro bands and songs they featured, this one is the only one i remembered. +it reminds me why i ever liked m.i.a. so many years ago.




Ghariokwu Lemi Talks Fela Kuti Album Art [FADER]

In Music, Music Monday on August 7, 2010 at 6:21 pm

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“Fela Kuti recorded and released dozens of albums, each with a specifically agitprop cover meant to elicit the same rebellious feelings as the songs between them. Lagos native and friend of Fela, Ghariokwu Lemi, is responsible for each and every one and recently sat down to go through a few of his favorites in commemoration of Knitting Factory Records’ digital reissue of a huge chunk of Fela’s catalog. One Lemi’s favorites, Yellow Fever, is now available in a limited run poster (only 80) that comes with a digital download of the album (Johnny Just Drop is also available). On a side note, we would like Lemi to design the next everything for our everything.”

A Guided Tour Through Roger Steffens’ Reggae Archives courtesy of the Fader

In History, Music, Music Monday, Profile: People Places & Things of Peace on May 25, 2010 at 5:57 pm

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Roger Steffens had a substantial hand in popularizing reggae in the United States as an early fan and Los Angeles radio DJ, and he’s got the goods to prove it—his six-room library is jammed with live cassettes, 42 years’ worth of Rolling Stone (he bought the first-ever issue en route to Vietnam), rare vinyl and literally 3000 buttons of Bob Marley’s face. As an archivist and a friend, Steffens traveled to Africa with Marley as well, and peppers this deeply awesome guided tour with several choice anecdotes about the experience—echoes of his hailed “Life of Bob Marley” shows across the country.
Click here to read more about Steffen’s archive.

Check out the Fader Magazine online.

Woodstock: A Moment of Muddy Grace [NY Times]

In Americas (North), History, Music, Music Monday, Profile: People Places & Things of Peace, World News on May 25, 2010 at 5:53 pm

BABY boomers won’t let go of the Woodstock Festival. Why should we? It’s one of the few defining events of the late 1960s that had a clear happy ending.

On Aug. 15 to 17, 1969, hundreds of thousands of people, me among them, gathered in a lovely natural amphitheater in Bethel (not Woodstock), N.Y. We listened to some of the best rock musicians of the era, enjoyed other legal and illegal pleasures, endured rain and mud and exhaustion and hunger pangs, felt like a giant community and dispersed, all without catastrophe.

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Fab 5 Freddie Curates YouTube [Wooser Collective]

In Artsy Fartsy, Music Monday on May 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Fab Five Freddie talks a little history and shares some goodness. Listen not-so-closely and you may hear some foreshadowing of future posts (excitement!).



If you like Kurt Cobain and find yourself in the Seattle area…

In Artsy Fartsy, Music, Music Monday on May 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm

The Seattle Art Musuem (SAM) is running an exhibit called Kurt about the late great Nirvana lead from May 13th – September 6th. check for SAM’s slightly-more-relevant-to-the-exhibition video after the jump. thought this video of their’s was a little more interesting. im sure there’ll be more on Kurt on ap4p in the future though.



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“Sun Boxes” courtesy of the fader

In Music, Music Monday on May 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm

solar powered speakers independently play guitar rifts in loops throughout the day so that at any given time at any given place amongst the speakers, one can hear them come together to play a different song…or something like that. either way its pretty interesante, no? these are in a place callleeeddd Rhyolite in Nevada.

click here for slightly more info.



Ghanaian Drum Master Yacub Addy meets the Great Wynton Marsalis at “Congo Square” in New Orleans

In Africa, Americas (North), Music, Music Monday, World News on May 25, 2010 at 3:35 pm

On April 23, 2006 a historic new composition was premiered in New Orleans – “Congo Square”, co-written by Ghanaian drum master Yacub Addy and Wynton Marsalis. Presented in historic Congo Square for a wildly enthusiastic crowd, it was intended by it’s creators as spiritual support for the Crescent City’s recovery from the ravages of Katrina. The ground-breaking work, which combines Ghanaian percussion and vocals with jazz forms, was performed by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Yacub Addy and Odadaa!. Part of the opening selection is currently being used by HBO in it’s promo for the new series “Treme”.

The historic Congo Square is the only place in America where African slaves were allowed to perform their own music and dance in the 1700s-1800s. It established the roots of American music by providing a means for African music to enter and mingle with American forms.

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Marvin Gaye owns the Star Spangled Banner.

In History, Music, Music Monday on May 25, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Marvin Gaye sings the american national anthem at 1983 NBA All Star Game.

The American National Anthem should only ever be sung like this. game changer.

Thanks for sharing Emu!



Music Monday…on tuesday…

In from peacepaceselam, Music, Music Monday on May 25, 2010 at 2:41 pm

this picture just cause it makes me happy. credit: TIME's pics of the week march 1st

so in honor of my fam Yoni’s big bday yesterday and because yoni’s a big music fan and a versatile kinda guy and because i feel like it, today’s gonna be an all music monday at a placeforpeace. those of you who check in often know i like to mix it up buuut some days are news heavy, some art, some music, some this, some that. some days are fader heavy some TIME, some al jazeera, some here, some there. and thats just the way the cookie crumbles. todays an all music monday and all of its good.

much much much love and thanks to those of you who haven’t forgotten this place in my hiatus -finals are a big blog blocker- but its SummaSummaSumma Tiiiime (summatime) -for me at least- and i’m back to the fun stuff.




Music Monday: Portishead – All Mine

In Europa, Music, Music Monday, Profile: People Places & Things of Peace on April 12, 2010 at 9:29 pm

a couple of years ago an old friend of mine convinced me to listen to a funky sounding musical duo with a weird name…they quickly became a sort of cult favorite for me and for anyone else with enough sense to give them a listen. arguably a genre all their own, their sound and style is unique and differs with every album they put out. i could try to describe them, try to box them into some sort of classification but i assure it would not work. get past what you may think is uncomfortably  strange about them and you can sense a strong hip-hop influence. in a word: sick. that part of your brain hardwired for good music will thank you.




video quality sucks =/ sorry.