[Music] Here’s One I Prepared Earlier

I Find somewhere to sit, it doesn’t matter where. Imagine a musician entering the space and preparing to perform. Count to two hundred and seventy-three in beats as close to a second apart as you can manage. Applaud as the performer exits the space. You have just created a mental facsimile of the most famous…

[Music] Various Artists – Zanzibara / Volume Nº1

  This is a mindblowing compilation of Tanzanian music when the country was not yet united (Zanzibar and Tanganyika were apart just before they came together in 1964). German ethnomusicologist Werner Graebner, producer of the Zanzibara series on Buda Musique, is responsible for putting this comp together for French label Ouch! Records. Give the whole […]

[Music] How Salah Ragab Became an Undisputed Icon in Egyptian Jazz

There was no more important person in the realm of Egyptian jazz than drummer, bandleader and one-time collaborator with the legendary Sun Ra, Salah Ragab. Bandcamp Daily features the artist here.

[Music] The Edwin Hawkins Singers – O, Happy Day

People today are rightfully grieving the loss of Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries, who died far too early at the age of 46, but we lost another luminary as well.  Edwin Hawkins passed away today due to complications from pancreatic cancer.  He was 74, and he left one of the most joyous songs to ever […]