08 June 2007

Vieux, Remixed (CD review)

Vieux Farka Toure Remixed: UFOs over Bamako (Modiba)
vieuxfarkatoure.com

I tend to frown upon remixes of music that's already perfectly wonderful. And the electronic pulse that opens this album didn't do much to change my mind. But as remixes go, this isn't a bad bunch.

Chris Annibell's remix of "Wosoubour," for example, brings out a funky soul element of the original song and Captain Planet gives "Ana" a great Afrobeat treatment (much more appealing than GOONDA's transformation of "Ana" into a throbbing club piece). But don't take my word for it; give it a listen below. And if you're on the fence, consider that a portion of the proceeds of this album (and Vieux's original album) are donated to the organization Bee Sago to combat malaria in Niafunke, Mali.

Listen To Vieux Farka Touré Remixed: UFOs Over Bamako


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4 comments:

Chapín said...

The link to listen over at Bamako is broken, my friend. Thanks for this though, I like it!

dj earball said...

Chapin - thanks for your visit. I checked the link and it seems to work fine. It loads a new window with a flash player -- perhaps you have a popup blocker that's hindering it, or maybe it was just a momentary glitch. Try again.

Cheers,
dj earball

jarko said...

hello, awesome blog, do u know about our fest? http://www.bravefestival.pl/en

greetz:)

Anonymous said...

Thought readers of your blog might be interested in the following....

Vieux Farka Toure, son of Grammy-winning guitarist Ali, brings his full band (including Mama Sissoko on ngoni) to the UK for his first UK headline gig, and in a world exclusive, is joined by Pee Wee Ellis, legendary saxophonist to James Brown, for their first ever performance together.

July 8th 2007
Cheese & Grain,
Market Yard, Frome, BA11 1BE
Box Office: +44(0)1373 455420
Tickets £13.50 adv / £16 doors
Doors 7:30pm


For more details on this or other Frome Festival events, see www.fromefestival.co.uk.

For info on Vieux see:
www.myspace.com/vieuxfarkatoure
www.vieuxfarkatoure.com/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvZHlgoYmJM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxyUGp9rELs

For info on Pee Wee Ellis see:
www.peewee-ellis.com