I have no idea about the artists on this mini-compilation except to say that Radio Martiko has a wonderful habit of digging up some incredibly cool cuts from both past and present times. This is a peach of a 7-inch.
A very pleasant surprise from this obscure Dutch band. I’m not sure if Influenza has a website, but former member of the band Peng Øffe, is the man responsible for posting this nugget.
Paul Bowles, the legendary wandering scribe who introduced America to the pleasure of 1950s Morocco in all its splendor, mystery and decadence, is given a wonderful documentary tribute. The video is directed by Mohamed Ulad-Mohand, and is hosted by the ever-wonderful UbuWeb, which houses many of the experimental and avant-garde world’s treasures.
Bidoun Magazine, a great resource covering art, music and culture from the Middle East and the Ummah in general, contributed mightily to hosting this video.