…that Ajvar’s back on the air. And yes, the rumors are ever so true. This Sunday we’re premiering this season’s first show – it’s a new day (obviously Sunday), increased time 16.00-18.00 and more packed with the very best from all over the place mashed and mixed up.
So from now on it’s bigger, better, taller, lager, faster and stronger. And we’ll event try to be a bit thematic. For the premiere November 4th we’ve prepared the best moombathon and shangaan disco there is.
Like this teaser:
But this improved Ajvar is not avaliable everey week thougt. This is the Ajvar- show-dates from now till June 2013:
November 4 December 2 December 30 January 27 February 24 March 24 April 28 May 26 June 23
Honest Jon’s Records knows it’s ethno. And has done for a long time. The British independent record label was created by musician Damond Albarn and various record shop owners. But Honest Jon’s also owns a record shop in London and that one was founded way before the label. In 1974, by two friends from Liverpool, a Sociology student named Jon Clare, and Dave Ryner, the son of a Trinidadian doctor. Match made sound providers.
Honest Jon’s is funk, soul, folk and music from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is calypso, soca, Nigerian afrobeat and salsa. Lot’s of it from way back then, but also new stuff from Candi Stanton, Lobi Traore and Tony Allen. This week Ajvar’s into afro and backbeat. So we played the coolest, weirdest and funkiest tunes from their archive treasure. Like Boogaloo-jazz from Congo, golden age African pop and South African electronic Shangaan. Mr Nozinja, who calls himself a scout for Shangaan talent knows the recipe.
We don’t use the sounds of the hip-hop guys, or the afro-pop, or whatever, we’re using Shangaan sounds. The traditional Shangaan music is fast. You play it slow, they won’t dance.
Abdel Hadi Halo & The El Gusto Orchestra Of Algiers – Fatoum