Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dur Dur (Somalia)























A few months ago I was completely taken by this Somali funk band called Dur Dur. At youtube I found a bunch of videos from a wonderful concert of theirs, in Djibouti, 1993. The playfulness of the scenes remind me a lot of the Talking Heads concert movie, Stop Making Sense. I'm not going to post all the videos here but you can find them by browsing related videos.



Many thanks to the Kezira blog for posting the songs from their cassette "Africa". I took the liberty of lumping them together into a zip here. One of the songs, the track entitled "Ethiopian Girl", is actually not a Dur Dur song, but the 80s hit "I've been thinking about you" by London Beat. It remains a mystery how it got in there, but the cassette rip sound gives it a new edge and also makes it sound kind of like somali funk. Thanks also to Likembe for the original heads up. At Likembe you can find songs from another brilliant somali band, Iftin.

11 comments:

icastico said...

(^_^) - thanks muchly.

劉claren0812ceb_brunette said...
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凱許倫 said...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份..................................................

惠宛佳桂 said...

馬丁路德:「即使知道明天世界即將毀滅,我仍願在今天種下一棵小樹。」............................................................

蔡曼鄭美玉屏 said...

「仁慈」二個字,就能讓冬天三個月都溫暖。..................................................

承王蓁 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention..................................................................

威吳隆威吳隆威吳隆威吳隆 said...

人應該做自己認為對的事,而不是一味跟著群眾的建議走。..................................................

恩宛玲如 said...

很不賴的分享!! 多謝啦!!◑0◐..................................................................

惠邱邱邱邱雯 said...

時間就是塑造生命的材料。

黃英吳思潔吳思潔邦 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德............................................................

Jo/No said...

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