Mulatu Astatke and Muthoni The Drummer Queen has more in common than that big diverse continent called “Africa”. They both also recently visited “Sweden”. Mulatu Astatke entranced the audience in Stockholm with his sensitive but still funky multiinstrumental and hypnotizing jazztunes. Muthoni The Drummer Queen on the other hand set the dancefloor in dance-trance mode with her kwaito-hip-hop-taarab-electro-afrobeat-mashup madness. Same same. But mostly different.
Muthoni The Drummer Queen album art work
If you havn’t heard bout the label Snake Charmer EP be sure to do so. Ther’s a couple of amazing names in the credits like Holger Czukay from German Kraut legends CAN. Listen to Hold On To Your Dreams and everything will make sense. And no, there wouldn’t be an Ajvar show without a psycadilic guitar or two. With a name like Johnny Guitar from Thailand you just can’t go wrong.
- Mulatu Astatke – Green Africa
Francois Kevorkian Presents Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay – Hold On To Your Dreams
- Ben Kisinja & Chebin Band – Kiseete
- Muthoni The Drummer Queen – Mahabuba (Hope)
- Mim Suleiman – Bibi Na Mpu (Maurice Fulton Dub)
- Mim Suleiman -Nyuli
- Makadem – Ohangla Man
- Noosh Afarin – Gol-e Aftab Gardoon
- Johnny Guitar – Mon Du Dow
- Lady Nova – Borinquen
- Panteon Roccoco – HTCD3
- Nicos Jaritz – Otao E Eu
It’s the season final, it’s almost christmas and we couldn’t care less. Bout christmas. But we know we have to please the crowd and do our best to provide a holidaymode. No song in the entire wold does that more than Freddie McGregor’s Ire Christmas. Hereby elected the greatest christmas-song ever.
Freddie McGregor wish you a irie christmas
For a perfect season final a gust is in place. This time DJ Ebou visited Ajvar with a bunch of fantastic afro-japanees-persian-swedish-italian tunes. Like the sweet song by Polish-German musician Holger Czukay’s Persian Love. Czukay’s trademarks is the use of shortwave radio sounds and involving the painstaking cutting and splicing of magnetic tapes. The result is pure guitarmagic. Bandname of the week is Sandi And The Sunsetz, a Japanese technopop-band that collaborated from 1979 until the 1990s. The song Kingdoms Without Corners could rock the screamiest baby to sleep.
- Jacob Miller – We Wish You A Ire Christmas
- Chale Brillante Y Sus Gambino – Prisionero Eu Tu Brazos
- Boutaiba Sghir – El Familia
- Salma Agha – Come Closer
- Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yusso N’Dour – Diabaram
- Bappi Lahiri – Yaad Aa Raha Hai
- Fatala – Soisisa
- Holger Czukay – Persian Love
- Amayenge – Chibuyubuyu
- Sandi And The Sunsetz – Kingdoms Without Corners
- Pino Daniele – Keep On Movin’
- Merit Hemmingsong – Gammaltåschans Hjärtesuck
- Pugh Rogerfeldt – Aindto
- Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas