Sunset Soiree Photos from WMC 2010 in Miami

A collection of photos from our three Sunset Soiree events at Delano during Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach this year: A Night of Latin Flavor with Gilles Peterson, Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love, Alex Barck of Jazzanova, Nickodemus and Chico Mann on Friday; Estelle, Rye Rye and more, Poolside on Saturday; and Gilles Peterson with Questlove at The Florida Room on Saturday. The three events were co-presented by Levi’s and Windows 7.

Questlove & Gilles 2gether 4eva <3

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On March 27th, we had the historical double bill of Questlove and Gilles Peterson to finish off our Sunset Soiree in The Florida Room at WMC. After Gilles’ 3-hour set, Questlove took over. And before Questlove started his own momentous DJ set, he took the mic: here’s what he had to say.

Stay tuned for pics and video of all three days…

GPWW 3/22/10: A Conversation With K’NAAN

This week GPWW features a discussion with the rising Somalian hip-hop star, K’NAAN. K’NAAN has recently been featured on tracks with Mary J Blige and Mos Def, and is currently touring the US with Wale. Of course Gilles Peterson continues to find new artists from all over the world, and this mix includes everything from Afro-beat on Strut Records and newly reissued Latin music, to Blue Note classics and new albums by Cobblestone Jazz and Paul Weller.

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Videos After the Jump:
K’NAAN – “ABC’s” Live at Filmore at Irving Plaza (NYC) 3/31/10
Friends We Love: Gilles Peterson shares his insight on having the best job in the world and what has kept him going as a career DJ for 30 years.

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Ja Prawn New Release + Vinyl Giveaway

LA-based Ja Prawn has released their LP, Everybody, and is offering the tracks via free download. But grab the limited vinyl and you also get a download card with 5 bonus tracks.

Enter to win a free copy of Everybody on vinyl here.

Ja Prawn was born from the murky depths of the LA River in the early millennium, and has been relentlessly rocking Los Angeles’ diveyest dance clubs and underground caverns ever since. Ja Prawn is a demigod sculpted of synth sludge, apocalyptic sci-fi soundtracks, and pawn shop lo-fi glory. After honing their sound at Don Bolles’ nightclub “Ding-a-Ling” in Silverlake, CA, Ja Prawn has finally unleashed its spawn into the world.

New Album by Angelique Kidjo + MP3 Download

Deemed “Africa’s premier diva” by Time, Angelique Kidjo follows up her Grammy-winning Djin Djin with Oyo. On the album, Kidjo collaborates with Bono – one of the continent’s most ardent supporters – joined with John Legend on a version of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move on Up.” The focus on Oyo is the music that shaped Kidjo’s artistic formation, including “Lakutshn Llanga,” a lullaby made famous by Kidjo’s hero, Miriam Makeba; Yoruban interpretations of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember” and Santana’s “Samba Pa Ti;” a collaboration with Diane Reeves on “Monfe Ran E,” an homage to the Aretha Franklin hit, “Baby I Love You;” and a take on James Brown’s “Cold Sweat.”

Recorded and mixed by Russell Elevado (D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu) and produced by Kidjo and longtime collaborator Jean Hebrail, Oyo features a band of highly accomplished musicians, including guitarist Lionel Loueke, Christian McBride on upright bass, Kendrick Scott on drums and Thiokho Diagne on percussion. Trumpeter Roy Hargove makes a memorable appearance on “Samba Pa Ti.”

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Angelique Kidjo – “Kelele” [mp3]
 

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