fake freedomblues (and blackstarliners and 0earth) activated.
mY blogs were removed last January along with hundreds of others as casualties of the megaupload hunt I presume.I had "almost" forgot about it....
the standard google/blogger policy in such cases till now was that the blog name and it's url was not available for new blogs anymore.
to my ultimate surprise I found out lately that all their names were given away and reactivated by someone who is probably intending to sell blog names!
a very original and enterprising idea that oblidges me to laugh sarcastically with these new age practices..Happy blog sellings then!
Anyway I had to come back to warn my fellow bloggers and friends(starting with this blog)
that still remember my old blogs to remove them permanently from their lists and preferences.those fake blogs have nothing to do with me now or in the future.
the only freedomblues that is alive is in my heart and can't be deleted from there.
and to remember freedomblues I'm giving you the two compilations of Tanzanian musiki wa dansi bands
the older first part posted on fdb and the second for this blog.
the more I listen (again) to these bands the more I love (again) and more deeply,this time-this music.The Tanzanian people must be very proud of it..Dance and entertainment of the highest caliber by these,in most cases "state sponsored" bands.Hope you enjoy it along.As you can imagine,I'm in the middle of a "dansi hurricane" during the last days and this resulted the coming compilation.I have included in the file four pdf's for a more compete understanding of the era that produced this tre-tre beautiful music.there is enough material for a second round when we visit again Tanzania.NUTA Jazz and Dar es Salaam bands are not represented,since they had their portraits already,but my favorite,taarab spiced, Kiko Kids Jazz are here in full force with 5 tracks:Tanganyika na Uhuru! Kids Jazz!
01-National Jazz Band-Sisi Vijana Wema
02- Atomic Jazz Band-Dunia Ina Mambo
03-Kiko Kids Jazz-Sili Sishbi
04-Jamhuri Jazz Band-Shangazi Naomba Taiti
05- Atomic Jazz Band-Salamu Zako Nimezipata
06-Morogoro Jazz Band-Likemba Ya Moro
07-Kiko Kids Jazz-Kiko MWanisakama
08-Kilwa Jazz Band-Vilonitendea
09-National Jazz Band-Nora
10-Kiko Kids Jazz-Kenekubalile
11-Nicky, Athmani & Hodi Boys Band - Mapenzi Tu
12-Afro 70 Band-Week End
13-Kiko Kids Jazz-Tunda Bichi
14-Atomic Jazz Band-Njoo Mpenzi Njoo
15-Mbaraka Mwishehe & Moro Jazz Band-Miziki Ya Mji Wa Morogoro
16-Afro 70 Band-Nambie Kweli
17-Western Jazz Band-Nitafurahi Ukitumwa Tena
18-Kiko Kids Jazz-Tanganyika na Uhuru Kids Jazz
Musiki wa dansi 1
unakaribishwa! finally here comes the second, long announced , volume of Musiki wa dansi,the legacy of popular dance music from the divine, I know that I'm exaggerating a bit using this word but that's very close to (the always personal) truth (= heart) of mostly state financed Jazz bands of Tanzania from the early 60's till the late 70's and by jazz we surely mean the local East African brass and percussion rumba variations.
(add to them some of the sweetest guitars that ever came out of the Tanzanian tubes)
I must say that I'm particularly happy to dive again in such an effort and compile a new mix as I have many years of affection for this material. How they sound today apart from the inevitable and certain nostalgia that stimulates memories?a whole era is unfolding through these slow burning swahili rumbas that are still vintage and unsurpassed to these ears.
all real music for all real people.I'm sure you get my point ...to be continued....
01-Mbaraka Mwinshehe & The Morogoro Jazz Band- Sululu ya moro
02-Vijana Jazz Band-Ujirani mwema
03-Dar es Salaam Jazz Band- Tabu nyingi nilizonazo
04-Vijana Jazz Band-Heka-heka
05-Morogoro Jazz-Urafiki Mwisho wa mwezi
07-Atomic Jazz Band-Usijipendekeze
08-Jamhuri Jazz Band - Shingo ya upanga
09-Njohole Jazz Band - Naona Ajabu
10-Western Jazz Band - Lipa kodi ya nyumba
11-Kilwa Jazz Band - Muungano Tanzania
12-Tabora Jazz - Alhamdulillah
13-Orchestre Maquis Original - Karubandika
14-DDC Mlimani Park Orchestra-Matatizo ya uke wenza
15-Kiko Kids Jazz - Nimeona Uwa
16-Chipukizi Rumba Band - Dada mwajuma
Musiki wa dansi 2