Thursday, April 05, 2012


Assane Mboup Nate-Yi

Face A
Walle Bagne

Face B
Coumba Bakhaw
Pass-PAss AK Farlu
Darou Khafor

Charismatic and tricked out mbalax from a stellar vocalist who has played with crucial Senegalese dynamo Orchestra Baobab and other well known Dakar-based ensembles. Mboup is simply one of the most incredible singers I have ever seen/heard.

Next week Awesome Tapes From Africa hits Los Angeles for some special shows:

Thursday, April 12 Future Roots Array by dublab w/ Cut Chemist, Duppy Gun DJs (Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras), Boss Harmony (the riddim specialist of Dr. Who), Mor Elian, Frosty

Friday, April 13 Desert Gold: Roadside Attraction at Ace Hotel Palm Springs during Coachella, 12pm-5pm curated by ATFA, featuring Peaking Lights and Secret Circuit

Saturday April 14 No-Chella at the Claremont Colleges

Hi Brian,

thanks for this one,Assane M`Boup
is another positive example of the healing mixture of sufi and disco,like Kine Lam(I sent last year)or Ouza and of course Youssou N`Dour.
Many thanks for this!
I have actually worked with this guy in London, and he really is the most superlative vocalist. He also happens to be one of the nicest men you're likely to meet.
Best wushes and thank you for your excellent blog!
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