Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Listening to as of late

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So, I've been listening to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: The Samples and have fallen in love with a lot of the tracks but I'll only mention a few to save time:

In High Places [Dark Fantasy by Mike Oldfield

It's Your Thing [Power] by Cold Grits

Afromerica [Power] by Continent no 6

The best thing to me was finding this song:

The same track that inspired one of my favourite Michael Jackson songs "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'". As I tried to sing the song to my parents, turns out they were already tuned onto the song. After my Mum taught me how to pronounce "Makossa" properly, my Dad told me the story of Manu Dibango.

Apparently Dibango was a "hard-up" (that means broke/struggling) headmaster, who had a talent for music. He was signed by an American label, flown out to the USA, recorded this song and it became a massive hit. I imagine his royalty checks to be bonkers for this song in particular.

PS: Soundtrack to Ghana Christmas '10

Monday, 14 March 2011

Back on this

Posts up this week, writing them as we speak :)