Tag Archives: Ifa
IN THE SPIRIT OF ALICE COLTRANE: Ansuman Biswas – A modern day master of the interdiscipllinary arts
This Thursday’s re-envisioning of John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ will further the expansive, global innovations of his loving wife Alice Coltrane . Pianist, harpist and band leader, Alice Coltrane’s Sanskrit name was Turiyasangitananda. She was devoted to the practices of … Continue reading
John Coltane’s last ever recording was at Babatunde Olatunji’s Center for African Culture in New York City and featured Algie DeWitt on Bata drum. They also performed a delirious version of the song ‘Ogunde Varere’ – a Brasiliian folkloric composition … Continue reading
Reeeeespek… got to give it to the Groovemontzer… the man just keeps on diggin’ and the deeper sounds of Nigeria keep on coming… sign up to the man’s blogspot and Youtube page… For a little taste check Ali Chukwuma’s ‘Eje-Anabu-Isi’… … Continue reading
RUMBA ORISHA presents a night of Cuban roots music. Sacred bata drumming and songs for the Orishas and vibrant Cuban rumba. With special guests Martha Galarraga (ex-Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba) and Gerardo de Armas Sarria (ex-Yoruba Andabo), two of … Continue reading
‘AFRICA CARIBE’: Taking up where the Louie Vega mixes left off, Nuyorican DJ/producer, Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell, gets to put his own stamp on some of the classic sounds from the Fania archives.
On Fania Records 2011 comes Hammock House ‘Africa Caribe’, a bold 2-Cd set produced and mixed by Spiritual Life’s Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell. Late in 2010, Fania Records hand delivered the original multi-track recording tapes in a battered cardboard box to … Continue reading