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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Baloji be on that Rumba

LE JOUR D'APRES / SIKU YA BAADAYE (INDEPENDANCE CHA-CHA) from BALOJI on Vimeo.


Something must be in the air (no volcanic ash.) Rumba (or in this case cha cha cha) has inspired an amazing old school referencing video by the greatest music video maker in the world right now, Baloji. Sampling (or covering) Dr. Nico and Grand Kalle it's an independence jam from 1960. Seeing as this is the month for many of the African nations' independence anniversaries, and the Congo's 50th this year, the release is quite timely as well. RUMBA!

Thanks Sonja!

For more on my current obsession with Rumba check my last WFMU post.

2 comments:

Sean Jacobs said...

This guy is brilliant. We should bring him to NYC! or get someone to bring him.

Boima said...

Definitely. I've been checking some of his live shows on youtube. A real talent. Only thing is I can't seem to find the Kinshasa Secursale album anywhere.