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    Tracklist:
    01. The Secret To Love Is On The Radio 03:39
    02. Ordinary Days 05:43
    03. Dragonfly 04:06
    04. Steal My Heart Away 03:28
    05. Leave This World With You 03:43
    06. New Frontier 03:35
    07. If You’re Really Gone 03:13
    08. The Letter 05:02
    09. Man On A Mission 02:36
    10. Save Me 04:56
    11. Because Of You 03:40
    12. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright 04:45


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    Andy Samford has released nearly 40 solo albums of his unique brand of heavy psychedelic stoner fuzz guitar pop that he records mostly on his own in his home studio. .


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    Yeskim is a producer, arranger, engineer and musical contractor. He has produced over 250 CD's, mostly New Age and World Music among many other music styles. 

    Born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands - 4th March 1949, Levantis Yeskim was a Guitarist/Keyboard player in Dutch Rock bands, (e.a. The Tee-Set with Peter Tetteroo "Ma belle amie" ) before switching to the music publishing field. The experience honed his skills at hearing a good song. Around 1986, Yeskim became the vice president of Syntron Studios Santa Fe NM, and a staff music producer with Philips USA- Digital Recording division. Some of the highlights of his stint were producing gold records ( Venus 1972 w Robbie van Leeuwen - Shocking Blue) and the achievement of many Music Awards (e.g. Golden Harp 1984) . He co-engineered the Beach Boys "Holland" album early in his career begin seventies. 

    Later in his Career he composed the hit "Never heard a better song" (Vocals by Pim Elshof), a Surf song inspired by the Beach Boys, used as title track for the movie "American Summer" (Seven Arts). Using the same recording techniques and tricks as Brian Wilson did in the heydays of the Beach Boys. The lyrics were actually the titles of Beach Boys songs. 

    UA president Denny Diante tapped Yeskim's music in the USA and introduced Yeskim to the film industry. Yeskim was then contracted by Seven Arts film company in 2008, to produce film-music scores, sound effects and soundtracks , e.a. for "American Summer" (Seven Arts) , "Incident in paradise"(WB) and many other movies. 

    "Sahara and the Middle East" is a new age/world/ambient mix released in 1998. It combines sounds and atmospheres from North Africa where "hidden life awakes under the canopy of stars" where impressions of ancient cultures still live on today. A beautiful album to listen to it will give you a taste for sounds of the region with voices, instruments and themes that are unique to that part of the world.

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    Tracklist:

    01. Gasoline
    02. Lay Your Head on My Shoulder
    03. I Dont Lie for You
    04. Cause I Love You
    05. Angels Wont Cry Anymore
    06. Youre so Cruel
    07. Coming Home
    08. Sympathy Road
    09. Wake up in the Morning Sun
    10. When Your Heart Is Calling My Name
    11. Mary
    12. Kingsize Bed
    13. The Boys Night Out
    14. Indian Sunset


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    Blackmore's Night - The Village Lanterne (2006) Жанр : Folk Rock Носитель : LP Год выпуска : 2011 Лейбл : Steamhammer - SPV 99701 2LP Страна-производитель : Germany Аудио кодек : FLAC Тип рипа : tracks+.

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    Tracks:
    01 – Cupid
    02 – Sad Mood
    03 – Danny Boy
    04 – Only Sixteen
    05 – Wonderful World
    06 – Twistin’ The Night Away
    07 – Little Girl
    08 – The Twist
    09 – Lonely Island
    10 – You Were Made For Me
    11 – Long, Long Ago
    12 – Soothe Me
    13 – Out In The Cold Again
    14 – Get Yourself Another Fool
    15 – Along The Navajo Trail
    16 – Canadian Sunset
    17 – Please Don’t Drive Me Away
    18 – My Foolish Heart
    19 – Japanese Farewell Song
    20 – I’m Walking Behind You
    21 – Ain’t Nobody’s Business
    22 – (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
    23 – Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha
    24 – The Wayward Wind
    25 – She’s Funny That Way
    26 – Hey There
    27 – Little Girl Blue
    28 – Moonlight In Vermont
    29 – When I Fall In Love
    30 – Venus
    31 – Feel It
    32 – I’ll Come Running Back To You
    33 – There, I’ve Said It Again
    34 – London By Night
    35 – It’s The Talk Of The Town
    36 – Laughin’ And Clownin’
    37 – A Whole Lotta Woman
    38 – Tammy
    39 – Mean Old World
    40 – These Foolish Things
    41 – You’re Always On My Mind
    42 – You Send Me
    43 – For Sentimental Reasons
    44 – No One (Can Ever Take Your Place)
    45 – I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
    46 – South Of The Border
    47 – The Song Is Ended
    48 – Summertime
    49 – Sweet Leilani
    50 – Galway Bay


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    Buck Owens - Buck 'Em!: The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967) (2CD) Жанр : Country | Носитель : CD Год издания : 2013 | Издатель (лейбл) : Omnivore Recordings | Номер по каталогу : OVCD-75 Аудиокодек : FLAC (*.

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    Buck Owens Buck 'Em!: The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967) (2CD) Жанр : Country, Bakersfield Sound | Год издания : 2013 Аудиокодек : MP3 | Тип рипа : tracks | Битрейт аудио : 320 kbps Продолжительность : 01:57:25 | Наличие сканов : да    Треклист : 01.

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    Norwegian songwriter Thomas Dybdahl has added the final touches to his 7th solo album “The Great Plains” in Propeller Studio in Oslo, and will be released four years after “What’s Left Is Forever” debuted on top of the Norwegian sales charts and was nominated for a Grammy in the US. This time, Thomas has worked with producer Kare Vestrheim and songwriters Ingrid Helene Havik (Highasakite), Nina Nielsen, Oystein Greni, David Baerwald and David Poe. The band on the album consists of Nikolai Eilertsen (BIGBANG, Elephant9) on bass, Pal Hausken (In The Country, Monica Heldal) on drums and Thomas Dybdahl and Kare Vestrheim on guitars and keyboards. “I’ve been lucky enough to get write with some of my favorite musicians on this album and I cannot wait to share this music and go on tour with these wonderful songs. The songs on this album are mostly about being in a place in life where you suddenly have time to look in the mirror and into yourself, only to discover that you almost do not recognize the man looking back at you. Songs about the realization that you don’t know as well as you thought, songs about childhood, family and songs about those moments, that in their wake, you can clearly see what was important for everything that came afterward. “


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    “Rock And Roll Music!” focuses on the most revered songs from Chuck Berry’s classic first decade as a writer (1954-64) and shows just how adaptable his words and music are, in selections that embrace hillbilly and country, British beat, R&B, reggae, skiffle and rock’n’roll.

    Tracks:
    1. The Beach Boys – Rock And Roll Music
    2. The Swinging Blue Jeans – Around & Around
    3. Ken Colyer’s Skiffle Group – Down Bound Train
    4. Marty Robbins – Maybellene
    5. Ian Gomm – Come On
    6. Don Covay – Memphis
    7. The Pretty Things – Oh Baby Doll
    8. The Bunch – Nadine
    9. Jerry Lee Lewis – Little Queenie
    10. The Remains – I’m Talking About You
    11. Buddy Holly – Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
    12. Jay And The Americans – Johnny B Goode
    13. Helene Dixon – Roll Over Beethoven
    14. The Hollies – Sweet Little Sixteen
    15. Elvis Presley – Too Much Monkey Business
    16. Syndicate Of Sound – Almost Grown
    17. John Hammond – No Money Down
    18. The Count Bishops – Beautiful Delilah
    19. Carlos Santana – Havana Moon
    20. MC5 – Back In The USA
    21. Sleepy LaBeef – You Can’t Catch Me
    22. John Prine – You Never Can Tell
    23. Dwight Yoakam – Run Rudolph Run
    24. Dave Edmunds – The Promised Land


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    When Colors Come Together… The Legacy of Harry Belafonte is an essential single-disc anthology of Harry Belafonte’s biggest hits and timeless classics and includes a new re-recording of one of the great pop standards in the Belafonte catalog, “Island In The Sun” entitled “When Colors Come Together (Our Island In The Sun),” performed by a children’s choir.

    Tracklist:

    01. When Colors Come Together (Island in the Sun) 03:18
    02. Jump in the Line 03:41
    03. Banana Boat (Day-O) 03:04
    04. All My Trials 04:36
    05. Empty Chairs 05:19
    06. Matilda 03:35
    07. Angelina 03:55
    08. Turn the World Around 04:30
    09. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) 03:14
    10. Abraham, Martin and John 03:57
    11. On Top of Old Smokey 05:55
    12. Jamaica Farewell (Remastered) 03:04
    13. Brown Skin Girl 02:45
    14. Island In the Sun (From “Island In the Sun”) 03:25
    15. Those Three Are On My Mind 03:47
    16. Try to Remember 04:07
    17. Mary’s Boy Child 04:25
    18. Medley: Look Over Yonder/ Be My Woman, Gal (Live) 06:16
    19. Pastures of Plenty (Live) 04:40


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    Artist: L’Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti
    Title: L’Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti
    Genre: Ethnic
    Year: 2011
    Format: MP3
    Bitrate: 320 Kbps
    Tracks: 6
    Time: 00:47:22
    Size: 108.56 MB

    Tracklist:
    01. L’Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti – Kulukutu (9:04)
    02. L’Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti – N’do N’do (8:29)
    03. L’Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti – Sara Mabo (7:12)
    04. L’Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti – Kanaga (8:04)
    05. L’Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti – Gambari, Signifie L’Herbe Verte (8:15)
    06. L’Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti – Sory Bamba (6:18)

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    23/2/2017
    ΔΥΟ ΛΟΓΙΑ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΝ ΘΕΜΗ ΜΑΝΕΣΗ - ΕΙΣ ΜΝΗΜΗΝ
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    Έπαιξε κυρίως κλισαρισμένους ρόλους στον κινηματογράφο και το βίντεο των έιτις, αλλά τους έπαιζε με γνώση και χάρη (και χιούμορ φυσικά). Ο λόγος για τον συμπαθέστατο «μάγκα» Θέμη Μάνεση, που πρέπει να ήταν έτσι μάγκας και στην αληθινή ζωή. Θα τον θυμάμαι στις «Φυλακές Ανηλίκων» και σε διάφορα άλλα φτηνά της εποχής.
    Υπάρχει και μια παλιά, τρελή, αναφορά που σχετίζεται με τον Μάνεση σε μια ανάρτηση του δισκορυχείου…
    Κάποιοι μου λένε πως ο Μάνεσης έπαιζε στους «Απέναντι» του Πανουσόπουλου κ.λπ. Αν το θυμούνται μπράβο τους. Εγώ δεν το θυμόμουν, παρότι πριν γράψω τις λίγες λέξεις του προηγούμενου ποστ κοίταξα το IMDb και είδα όλη τη φιλμογραφία του. Δεν τον θυμάμαι δε ούτε στους «Αμαρτωλούς» του Δαλιανίδη από το 1971, την πρώτη του, όπως φαίνεται, ταινία. Εκείνο που είχα στη μνήμη μου εκείνο έγραψα. Τον Μάνεση των φτηνών ταινιών του πρώτου μισού των έιτις και των ακόμη πιο φτηνών βιντεοταινιών του δεύτερου μισού. Περιττό να πω πως τον Μάνεση δεν τον θυμάμαι καθόλου ούτε από την τηλεόραση, καθώς δεν έχω δει ούτε μισό επεισόδιο των «Απαράδεκτων», των «Δύο Ξένων» κ.λπ. 

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    Μάγκες μου το «σμ» το προφέρουμε χοντρό «ζ», βασικά, όταν τραγουδάμε σε μικρόφωνο για να μην ακουγόμαστε ψευδοί, όταν όμως το γράφουμε ας το γράφουμε με «σμ», γιατί αυτή η πλάκα με το «άζμα», τον «ανταγωνιζμό» κ.λπ. πάλιωσε και είναι πλέον εκνευριστική. 
    Αυτά, στα… βγιαστικά. 

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    20/2/2017 
    78 QUARTERLY - ένα λαϊκό περιοδικό ΤΕΧΝΗΣ (εννοώ εκτυπωτικής τέχνης) σκαναρισμένο τώρα.
    Το καλύτερο έντυπο, που κυκλοφόρησε ποτέ (στην Αμέρικα φυσικά) για δίσκους 78 στροφών...
    Έτος κυκλοφορίας (του εν λόγω τεύχους): 1989. Εξώφυλλο: R. Crumb. 

    20/2/2017 
    ΝΟΥΡΕΓΙΕΦ
    Μ’ έχετε σκοτίσει με τον Αντετοκούνμπο. Δείτε τι έκανε, δείτε το κάρφωμά του, δείτε το ένα του, δείτε το άλλο του… Χέστηκα. Το ΝΒΑ δεν μ’ ενδιέφερε ποτέ. ΤΟ ΜΠΑΣΚΕΤ ΤΕΛΕΙΩΣΕ ΓΙΑ ΜΕΝΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΟΤΕ ΠΟΥ ΚΡΕΜΑΣΕ ΤΗ ΦΑΝΕΛΑ ΤΟΥ Ο ΝΟΥΡΕΓΙΕΦ… Αυτά που βλέπαμε με τα ματάκια μας στα γήπεδα της Πάτρας (ξερά και χλωρά) δεν περιγράφονται. Ούτε Γκάλης, ούτε τίποτα. Κανείς δεν είχε την πλαστική κίνηση του Κώστα Πετρόπουλου, του μόνο ανθρώπου που μπορούσε να μοιράσει… σακούλες ακόμη και στον Γιαννάκη. 
    Αυτά που δείχνει το βίντεο δεν είναι τίποτα…  

    19/2/2017
    ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΨΥΧΟΓΙΟΣ για το "ΓΕΛΑ ΚΥΡΙΑ ΜΟΥ" του Καφάση κ.λπ.
    Πολύ ωραία μιλάει, πολύ μάγκας, πολύ σωστός, πολύ σεμνός, ΑΠΛΑ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΣ.
    (μόνο λόγια εδώ, στον Μπακαλάκο, όχι τραγούδια)
    (το πας στο 4:30, αν βαριέσαι την εισαγωγή)
    («Του έγραψα του Καφάση πάρα πολύ ωραία τραγούδια, ερωτικά τραγούδια, φιλοσοφημένα όμως, όχι ρηχο-ερωτικά. Και κοινωνικά. Το "Γέλα κυρία μου" φερ’ ειπείν, όταν λέει "ξένος εγώ, λίγη ταυτότητα, δίχως καυτή προσωπικότητα, είχα την τρέλα να σε λατρέψω αητέ" μιλάει ο μικρός σε φήμη, σε χρήματα, σε κοινωνική θέση, στον αητό, στην αριστοκράτισσα, την πλούσια κ.λπ.») . 

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    Η ΜΕΓΑΛΗ, ΑΛΛΑ ΚΑΠΩΣ ΑΜΦΙΛΕΓΟΜΕΝΗ ΠΕΡΙΠΤΩΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΛΙΝΟΥ ΚΑΡΖΗ
    Κατά την metapedia… «Έλληνας εθνικιστής, ελληνολάτρης, δικηγόρος, λογοτέχνης, θεατρικός κριτικός, μεταφραστής και σκηνοθέτης αρχαίου δράματος, ένας από τους εμπνευστές της Δελφικής Ιδέας…».
    Τα βιβλία που εκείνος εξέδωσε, ενόσω ζούσε, είναι σπανιότατα.
    «Συνήθιζε να γράφει τη χρονολογία της εκδόσεως των ποιητικών του συλλογών με τον αρχαίο ελληνικό τρόπο αριθμήσεως και δεν χρησιμοποιούσε αριθμούς. Εκτύπωνε τα έργα του σε περιορισμένο αριθμό αντιτύπων και τα μοίραζε σε ελάχιστους φίλους του».
    Έτυχε τις προάλλες να βρω ένα (με αφιέρωση φυσικά), από το 1959. Πυρετική, παραληρηματική γραφή που συναρπάζει… 

    18/2/2017 
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    Πολύς Jodorowsky σήμερα (χθες). Δεν κατάλαβα γιατί. Τώρα κοίταξα και είδα πως είχε γενέθλια την 17/2. Να βάλω κι εγώ κάτι (όχι απ’ αυτά που υπάρχουν στo νετ - ή μήπως υπάρχει;), που ανέσυρα μόλις τώρα από τη σακούλα…
    Ένα διαφημιστικούλι, που μοιραζόταν στις πόρτες των σινεμάδων τις μέρες που θα προβαλλόταν το Santa Sangre (1989).
    Ωραία ταινία. Όχι σαν το “El Topo” φυσικά. 

    16/2/2017 
    ΜΟΥΤΣΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΚΑΠΕΤΑΝΑΙΟΙ ΓΙΝΑΜΕ ΕΝΑ ΜΑΤΣΟ ΧΡΕΗ…
    Έριξα τις πρώτες στην ψηστιέρα, αλλά μου αρπάξανε λίγο…
    (Διάβαζα ένα κείμενο του Αλτουσέρ για το φοιτητικό κίνημα, στο Nouvelle Critique από το ’64, και ξεχάστηκα).
    Άιντε και του χρόνου… 

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    16/2/2017
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    Το «αποφασίζουμε» από την προκήρυξη του ΣΑΣΑ (Σύνδεσμος Αισθητικών Σαμποτέρ Αρχαιοτήτων), που συντάχθηκε από το Γιώργο Μακρή στις 18 Νοεμβρίου 1944.
    (Μια συμβολική απάντηση, δανεισμένη από τα παλιά, στο άρθρο του Παντελή Μπουκάλα στην Καθημερινή «Φόντο ο Παρθενώνας ή φως;»).

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    It is the 16th full length release. With band members Ricky Maymi , Dan Allaire , Collin Hegna & Ryan Van Kriedt .Also Emil Nikolaisen from the Norwegian band Serena-Maneesh & Pete Fraser (The Pogues .New Young Pony Club) on saxophone joins the band on this album , plus vocal performances from Tim Burgess (Charlatans) , Tess Parks and Shaun Rivers . A new dynamic is heard on this album mixing the shoegaze/psychedelic sound with more experimental twists, on some tracks you might hear PIL (Metalbox) , Primal Scream , or even Ornette Coleman . 14 tracks that will twist and turn through the known and unknown Brian Jonestown Massacre . In 2016 The band released 2 singles and the critically acclaimed Third World Pyramid .


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    AJDE NEŠTO DA SLUŠANO iz susedne crne li Crne Gore. NAŠA BRAĆA malo sutra. Samo vole da iskorištavaju Srbe i Srbiju a inače vole katolike i to sve u 16. DIMITRIJE BATO RADULOVIC pjeva


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    Banning Eyre is currently in Nigeria, researching the vibrant music scene for Afropop Worldwide’s Hip Deep series. Here’s the latest field report.

    PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Feb. 20—We’ve just wrapped a week in Port Harcourt, the largest city in the Niger Delta, a place that has endured the horrors of the Biafra War (1967-70), as well as devastating abuse by Shell Oil and subsequent acts of sabotage and freelance “tapping” or “bunkering.” Illegal oil extraction by enterprising young locals who see no other option for survival has amplified one of the most destructive environmental disasters the world has seen. It turns out that these stories—Biafra and oil—are related and involve music—both highlife, the music that ruled West Africa from the 1950s-80s, and hip-hop, which now rules the world.

    This is complicated and sensitive material, and I will only hint at the many nuances here. But our work in Port Harcourt centered on connecting these two narratives through music. In a nutshell, the Biafra war stemmed from a movement for independence in eastern Nigeria, spearheaded by the Igbo people. The Nigerian government was so determined to hold onto this oil-rich region that they were willing to tolerate between two- and three million deaths in Biafra, mostly from starvation caused by an effective siege of this vast region.

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    Descendants of highlife king Rex Lawson. Photos by Banning Eyre.

    These events occurred at the zenith of highlife’s popularity, and as it happens, most of the big stars—none bigger than Rex Lawson—came from the eastern region. The war dealt Nigerian highlife a severe blow. The rise of juju music was one result. We spent time at the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) with the Rex Lawson Chair, Professor Onyee Nwankpa, a brilliant and charming man who introduced us to a number of others at the university, and treated us to a splendid highlife concert by the university’s music department band. Rex Lawson died tragically in a car accident in 1971, but we were also able to speak with his daughter Princess and his grandson Rex, who is a DJ these days.

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    Anthony Odili (Papa Tony), the last surviving member of Rex Lawson’s band.

    We also met the one surviving member of Rex’s band, percussionist Anthony Odili (Papa Tony), a remarkable performer and a real character, wily and quick-witted at 90. Our friends in Port Harcourt organized a band of highlife veterans including Odili, and young enthusiasts like singer/songwriter Abie Howells to perform for us at The Shed, a venue in the midst of the Okrika slum on the waterfront.

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    Michael Uwemedimo of Cmapping and Chicoco Radio

    A little background here: Our hosts in Port Harcourt, Michael Uwemedimo and Ana Bonaldo, run a truly inspiring community organization here called Cmapping. At its heart, the project is dedicated to detailed mapping of this vulnerable, warren-like neighborhood, which has been the target of brutal forced evictions—literally bulldozers running down peoples’ homes and offering them no alternative whatsoever. The mapping is done by young locals who have now become highly effective community activists. The forced evictions have now effectively stopped, a good first step.

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    Highlife horn section at The Shed

    But there’s more. Cmapping has expanded to build a recording studio, a radio station (Chicoco Radio), and a performance venue—The Shed. Young aspiring artists, musicians, producers, filmmakers and journalists come to Chicoco (a word that refers to the mud that is all around them) for intensive training. I gave two seminars during our stay and was quite knocked out by the engagement, sharpness and community spirit these young artists and producers showed. I can’t remember seeing a more impressive example of community activism anywhere. Truly remarkable, and hopefully the beginning of an ongoing relationship with Afropop Worldwide.

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    Chief Eric Dooh views the environmental devastation in Ogoniland.

    In Port Harcourt, we were joined by Hip Deep scholar Mark LeVine (UC Irvine historian), the man who introduced us to Cmapping and Chicoco. Through his connections, we made a one-day excursion into Ogoniland, the boggy area north of town where environmental destruction has reached apocalyptic proportions. In the waterside site of a former village in Gokana, we met with Chief Eric Dooh, who showed us his hopelessly polluted fish ponds, the site of his people’s former livelihood, and his family home, now abandoned by order of the state due to unsafe conditions. They say that the oil goes down 14 feet in these small creeks and ponds. An effective cleanup would literally cost billions and take at least 25 years.

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    Reggae artist Tumsi Ogoni

    Interestingly, the chief believes that one of his greatest assets is his young artists, like MC Kay, T-Peln, and the reggae singer Tumsi. The chief assembled a number of such artists who shared their tracks, spoke with us, and even performed in the ruins of the chief’s home. The chief said that if he ever wins his settlement with Shell (currently filed in the International Criminal Court in The Hague), the first thing he would do is to build a recording studio for these artists, both as a viable means of employment for young locals, and as a way of more effectively projecting the Ogoniland story to the world. We were moved and honored to meet all these people, and look forward to creating a truly great Hip Deep radio episode on the Port Harcourt region. These rappers, and those we met at Chicoco, provide a fascinating contrast to the good-timing hip-hop artists in Lagos, as well as those in Kano, struggling to create art within the strictures of Sharia law.

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    Ogoni rapper T-Peln

    The pollution is Ogoniland is on a scale few of us can imagine. But even in Port Harcourt, the air is smoky and dense with particulate of undetermined origin. Even inside Michael and Ana’s air-conditioned home, constant cleaning is required. Just walking for a morning on the stone floor produces a black coating on bare feet.

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    A Donald Trump supporter in Port Harcourt.

    Two side notes: We also met with representatives of an ongoing, possibly resurgent Biafra movement. These activists are violently opposed by the government. On Jan. 20, a large number of them rallied in Port Harcourt in support of Donald Trump—essentially because they share with him a clear animosity towards Muslims. The Biafra activists’ courage and passion was impressive, however it is difficult to imagine that the current Nigerian regime would tolerate Biafran independence today any more than did the leaders of the 1960s. As evidence, people were shot and killed at that pro-Trump rally.

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    Omega Power Ministries service

    Also, no visitor to Port Harcourt can fail to notice the overwhelming presence of evangelical prosperity ministries. The proliferation of billboards and churches overwhelms Lagos and even what we saw in Accra, Ghana, in 2013. I attended a service at one, (OPM, Omega Power Ministries), hoping to record some gospel music. There was a good band, though in the massive, sweltering tent, filled with literally thousands of parishioners dressed in their Sunday best, the sound was less than satisfying.

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    Mountains of money donated at the OPM church service.

    During the four-hour-plus service, I (the only white person present) was called to meet the pastor in his office behind the massive raised stage. It was a cordial exchange, but on the way, I could not help but notice the mountain of money collected from the crowd. It is hard to determine whether it is the message of prosperity or simply the community experience that draws so many to these churches. They do offer a modicum of support, including sponsoring education for selected kids, but one wonders what real solutions such churches offer to such a deeply troubled community.

    Watch this space for more. Heading to Lagos now to wrap up this wide-ranging Nigerian trip.

    View previous dispatches here: Number 1: In Lagos, Number 2: Fela’s Legacy, Number 3: The Fuji Scene, Number 4: Kano


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    The golden age of vinyl records is long past in Africa, but the market for rare and reissued African vinyl outside the continent has been growing steadily since the early 2000s. DJs and collectors have turned an obsession with rare records and forgotten gems from Cape Town to Tangiers into an international reissue and compilation industry, led by record labels such as Soundway, Strut and Analog Africa. This program explores some of the complex and shifting dynamics of neocolonialism, cultural ownership and audience in the African vinyl market. We’ll hear stories from label owners, DJs and artists, touching on controversies around Nigerian disco funk reissues, new career opportunities for sometimes-obscure African artists, the unique vinyl culture in South Africa, and much more. Produced by Morgan Greenstreet and Alejandro Van Zandt-Escobar, with Nenim Iwebuke.

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    Reissued: African Vinyl Playlist

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    Interview- Temi Kogbe, Friday Night in Lagos

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