Malawi Mouse Boys – Dirt Is Good CD
Following on from their critically-acclaimed debut, He Is #1, and with Ian Brennan (Tinariwen / Ramblin’ Jack Eliot) once again on production duties, this second outing from Malawi’s very own barbecued mice sellers once again offers 15 self-penned original songs, of genius, joy and unashamed wholeness of heart, held together with timeless harmony and unison.
Performing at WOMAD NZ 2015.
Red Hot is an AIDS awareness organization currently partnering with cross-genre collaborators representing rock, hip-hop, Americana, and classical for a forthcoming album release of Fela Kuti compositions, Red Hot + Fela (Knitting Factory, October 8, 2013 ). The release includes classic Fela anthems like “Lady” recorded by tUnE-yArDs, Questlove, Angelique Kidjo, and Akua Naru, “Zombie” recorded by Spoek Mathambo, Cerebral Cortex, and Frown, and “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” recorded by My Morning Jacket, Merrill Garbus (from tUnE-yArDs), and Brittany Howard (from Alabama Shakes) and “Sorrow, Tears & Blood” reworked by the Kronos Quartet along with TV On The Radios’ Kyp Malone and Tune Adembimpe.
There isn’t a lot of subtlety in the songs on Seun Kuti and Egypt 80’s fiercely political third album, A Long Way to the Beginning. That’s fine, because to his way of thinking, there isn’t anything subtle about neo-liberal capitalism’s global attack on the poor, either. Seun is Fela Kuti’s youngest son.
This is the companion album to the Morgan Neville documentary The Music of Strangers, and is Yo-Yo Ma’s most personal album to
1. Body and Soul 2. Atomic Bomb 3. Good Name 4. Something You Will Never Forget 5. Why Go to Ware