Bottlecaps & Spider Silk: Buzzing Songs from Africa

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Thu, 06/02/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Bottlecaps & Spider Silk: Buzzing Songs from Africa

Two hours of exceptionally vibratory sounds emitted from traditional instruments affixed with rattling and buzzing objects: thumb-pianos with loose bottlecaps, xylophones with gourd resonators and shuddering spider webs, begena strings buzzing against leather strips & other means of psychedelic resonance. Surreal and beautiful folk music/ folk noise from the east, west, south and center of the African continent.

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    2:00
    Artist
    Alèmu Aga
    Song
    Girf
    Album
    Ende Jerusalem: Traditional Music From Ethiopia
    Label
    Acoustic Music
  • Time
    2:01
    Artist
    Tabarirevu Muyambo
    Song
    Detyetye kusheka (He-He-He, to Laugh)
    Album
    Hugh Tracey - The Music of Africa Series - Rhodesia 1
    Label
    Kaleidophone
  • Time
    2:05
    Artist
    Daudi Otuoma
    Song
    Naftali Ouko
    Album
    Praise songs and dance music from the Luo of Kenya
    Label
    ILAM
  • Time
    2:07
    Artist
    SK Kakraba
    Song
    Nagybie
    Album
    Kanbile
    Label
    Pentatonic Press
  • Time
    2:13
    Artist
    Alidor Kankolongo & Ladislas Kakoya
    Song
    Lumpungu
    Album
    Congo Traditional 1952 & 1957
    Label
    Sharp Wood Productions
  • Time
    2:15
    Artist
    Group of Chewa boys of Chief Mwasi's Village
    Song
    M'Sodomo
    Album
    Dances, stories, and songs from the Nyanja-speaking Chewa of Kasungu district, Malawi
    Label
    ILAM
  • Time
    2:17
    Artist
    Sitoti
    Song
    Sitoti Plays Malimba I
    Album
    Music of Tanzania
    Label
    Sublime Frequencies
  • Time
    2:20
    Artist
    Alèmu Aga
    Song
    Dagim Mitseat
    Album
    Éthiopiques, Vol. 11: Alèmu Aga (Bèguèna)
    Label
    Buda musique
  • Time
    2:23
    Artist
    Male voice with begena
    Song
    I Beg You, Heart (Ethiopia) - Male Voice with Begenna
    Album
    Folk Music of Ethiopia
    Label
    Folkways
  • Time
    2:26
    Artist
    Hakurotwi Munde, Cosmas and Justin Magaya
    Song
    Shumba (Lion)
    Album
    Shone Mbira Music
    Label
    Nonesuch
  • Time
    2:29
    Artist
    Unknown Luluwa musicians
    Song
    Wa Kabwalala Wa Beena Luluwa [5'07]
    Album
    Kanyok & Luba
    Label
    Sharp Wood Productions
  • Time
    2:34
    Artist
    Komukomu WeSimbi
    Song
    Chibudu (An Intermezzo)
    Album
    Hugh Tracey - The Music of Africa Series - Musical Instruments 5 - Xylophones
    Label
    Kaleidophone
  • Time
    2:36
    Artist
    Elisha Nyakango
    Song
    Peny gi Polo
    Album
    Songs of the Luo people of Nyanza Province, Kenya
    Label
    ILAM
  • Time
    2:39
    Artist
    Ebogoma Gabriel
    Song
    Meria
    Album
    Circumcision, work, and topical songs from the Medje people of the Democratic Republic of Congo
    Label
    ILAM
  • Time
    2:40
    Artist
    Five Lozi men
    Song
    Mulaal karimukwa pana (Mulala stole money)
    Album
    Hugh Tracey - Music of Africa - Musical Instruments - 5- Xylophones
    Label
    Kaleidophone
  • Time
    2:43
    Artist
    Barwegira ni Baine
    Song
    Kinyiri
    Album
    Songs accompanied by budongo likembe mbiras by the Soga people of Busoga Province, Uganda
    Label
    ILAM
  • Time
    2:45
    Artist
    Four Issanji Players
    Song
    Kabibobo
    Album
    Music of the Bena Luluwa of Angola and Zaire
    Label
    Lyrichord
  • Time
    2:50
    Artist
    Engbaka Philippe
    Song
    Muzeze (prisoners, dance the Muzeze!)
    Album
    Hugh Tracey - Music of Africa - African Instruments - 2 - Mbira
    Label
    Folktracks
  • Time
    2:52
    Artist
    SK Kakraba
    Song
    Pirifu
    Album
    Yonye
    Label
    Drag City
  • Time
    3:02
    Artist
    UNKNOWN
    Song
    Song du Danse
    Album
    Opika Pende: Africa at 78 Rpm
    Label
    Dust-to-Digital
  • Time
    3:05
    Artist
    Daudi Otuoma
    Song
    Chief Gidion Magak
    Album
    Praise songs and dance music from the Luo of Kenya
    Label
    ILAM
  • Time
    3:08
    Artist
    Group of six Luba men
    Song
    Mutomboko and Luwendo
    Album
    Ceremonial, topical, and dance songs from the Luba of the Democratic Republic of Congo
    Label
    ILAM
  • Time
    3:10
    Artist
    Josiasi Yemba Mate
    Song
    Sitima Senda Na Moto (the train goes with fire)
    Album
    African Instruments - 2 - Mbira
    Label
    Folktracks
  • Time
    3:13
    Artist
    Oboto Sukuma
    Song
    Nakatiye
    Album
    Songs with Nenjenje lute from the Medje people of the Democratic Republic of Congo
    Label
    ILAM
  • Time
    3:16
    Artist
    Gbaya musician
    Song
    Song for Thinking
    Album
    Central African Republic
    Label
    Bärenreiter-Musicaphon
  • Time
    3:19
    Artist
    Portasi
    Song
    Sanza (Plucked Idiophone, or "Thumb Piano")
    Album
    Music of the Central African Republic Pygmies: Echoes of the Forest
    Label
    Ellipsis Arts
  • Time
    3:22
    Artist
    Unknown Nande musicians
    Song
    Three Likembe Tunes
    Album
    On the Edge of the Ituri Forest
    Label
    Sharp Wood Productions
  • Time
    3:27
    Artist
    Muchatera Mujuru
    Song
    Nyamporopa Yevena Vava Mushonga
    Album
    The Soul Of Mbira: Traditions Of The Shona People Of Rhodesia
    Label
    Nonesuch
  • Time
    3:32
    Artist
    Sitoti
    Song
    Sitoti Plays Malimba and Sings
    Album
    Music of Tanzania
    Label
    Sublime Frequencies
  • Time
    3:35
    Artist
    Francis Bebey
    Song
    Tumu pakara
    Album
    Psychedelic Sanza
    Label
    Born bad records
  • Time
    3:40
    Artist
    Hakurotwi Mude & Cosmas Magaya, Luken Pasipamire, Thomas Kwaramba
    Song
    Dande
    Album
    Zimbabwe Shona Mbira Music
    Label
    Nonesuch
  • Time
    3:44
    Artist
    Teofili Banzi
    Song
    Amana Mi Adu Nangweita Lebobo
    Album
    Congo Traditional 1952 & 1957
    Label
    Sharp Wood Productions
  • Time
    3:48
    Artist
    Ebogoma Gabriel
    Song
    Andanyero Mamamba [3'13]
    Album
    Forest Music (N. Belgian Congo)
    Label
    SWP records (Hugh Tracey series)
  • Time
    3:51
    Artist
    Alèmu Aga
    Song
    Wanen!
    Album
    Ende Jerusalem: Traditional Music From Ethiopia
    Label
    Acoustic Music
  • Time
    3:56
    Artist
    Dumisani Abraham Maraire, Mkosana Arthus Maraire, Skutai Laura Chiora
    Song
    Ndini Baba
    Album
    The African Mbira, Music of the Shona People
    Label
    Nonesuch

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