Heaven isn’t a 10 zillion light years away, its right here! DJ Ntone takes you to higher ground in the annual Stevie Wonderful birthday special.
Nuggets from man’s massive catalogue – wrote, produced or just played on. And covers.
Whats your favourite Stevie song?
Soundclash: Ms Muldrow’s take on Hendrix’ Band of Gypsys and Swamini Truiyasangitanada’s Monastic Trio and Mingus and Dolphy and Herbie and Threadgill and Ra and Stevie and more vs the pioneering electro-funk collabo between composer Hector Zazou and singer Bony Bikaye. [display_podcast]
BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER began as a grand and noble idea that begat a quite foolhardy enterprise – update Miles Davis Bitches Brew for the 21st century with players who were conversant in a plethora of post-modern musical tongues. What it has become since then is one of the few modern music groups to freely mash- up any and all forms of vocal and instrumental music like it ain’t nobody’s business if they do – Greg Tate Conduction for …
“…We can re-interpret, version, the Big Bang. It is a sound which makes possible the universe and then the world. Creation is merely an echo of that primal sound, a product of its sonic waves. This myth establishes one of the most crucial dialectics in human knowledge: sound and silence. What bridges the two elements is echo, the traces of creation. If sound is birth and silence death, the echo trailing into infinity can only be the experience of life, …
Saint John Coltrane and Mwenya Kabwe share a birthday – fo real. So tomorrow (Wed on planet earth), when she’s done fucking up with Shakespeare we’ll celebrate from 10pm. Coltrane’s music only – if you have his records, bring along. So in one shot, fuck up Ceasar, praise Coltrane and love Mwenya.
Organised in celebration of Thomas Mapfumo’s 50th birthday in 1995, “Live at El Rey” is a sort of “unplugged”-projekt featuring a stripped-down crew of two mbira players, a trap-kit drummer and the phenomenal talents of Allan Mwale on electric bass. The idea is to let Thomas Mapfumo’s music stand out as naked as possible, stripped of effects, without big arrangements. [display_podcast]