[Music] Mazouni – Un Dandy En Exil – Algérie-France 1969​-​1982

Mohamed Mazouni was a suave, hip cat who was every bit as cool as Johnny Haliday and could have given a good run against Jacques Brel, but from more of a proto-hipster yé-yé angle.  Born Bad Records has a treasure here, and they do a fine job explaining the importance of this release: Mazouni, a […]

[Music] Siti & The Band – Fusing the Roots

Tanzania, as a whole, has amazing musical diversity.  Siti & The Band hail from Zanzibar, and you can hear the deep Arabic influence in their music.  From their Bandcamp website: Zanzibar, the mystic island and home to world renowned musicians Siti Binti Saad and Bi Kidude as well as the Festival Sauti za Busara and […]

[Music] Various Artists – Music From Yemen Arabia

Sub Rosa Records issues a magnificent collection of recordings done in Sanaa and Aden, Yemen’s first and second cities. The album was recorded in 1973 by Ragnar Johnson and Jessica Mayer, who did a stellar job making the original recordings sound so warm.