09 June 2009

Monday's mp3: Youssou Remixed

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North Carolina meets West African today. Which isn't so odd these days, what with all the African fusion going on. Maybe you haven't noticed, but it's getting to be a movement. Just check out: Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara (whose CD Tell No Lies arrives June 16 - preview two tracks here), Markus James & various Africans, Afrissippi, Toubab Krewe.

Youssou N'Dour hasn't jumped directly on this bandwagon, but Toubab Krewe and others have gotten ahold of his song "Wake Up (It's Africa Calling)" and had their way with it. the result is a 6-track EP called Open Remix -- and it's available for free download from Amazon. Learn more about the project and nab some additional remixes here. Like this one from Mopreme Shakur. The whole project is a benefit for a new organization called IntraHealth, created to address the most critical health issues in Africa by putting the latest open source technologies directly in the hands of health workers

[mp3] Toubab Krewe and DJ Equal feat. Umar Bin Hassan, Youssou N'Dour and Nenah Cherry: Wake Up and Let It Go...
from Open Remix

Youssou is on my mind today in part because of a new film called I
Bring What I Love
. I haven't yet seen it, but it's screening at the Seattle International Film Festival in a few days. Here's the trailer. If you've seen the film, feel free to add your review or reactions in the comments. Here's the trailer:

I Bring What I Love website
Youssou N'Dour on Youtube

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