Wayna ft. Wale – “Billyclub” Remix

waynadown1Download the Run DMC-backed remix of Wayna‘s “Billyclub ft Wale” here (right-click to download).

Wayna’s new EP, Soul and the City, featuring Wale, Wajeed and more drops in November on Quiet Power Productions.

She’s also performing on a Billie Holiday Tribute at Blues Alley – Wednesday, October 21st in Washington D.C. Keep an eye out for November tour dates coming soon…

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Nneka Download & November Tour Dates

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Download MP3 of “The Uncomfortable Truth” Here (right-click to download)

Coming from Nigeria via Germany, Nneka is finally making her US debut with Concrete Jungle, slated for release on February 2nd, 2010. In preparation she’s hitting the road this November; her first US tour. The digital EP will be available on November 3, and a vinyl 7” will be released later in November.

Tour Dates:

Monday, 11/9 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub
Tuesday, 11/10 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom w/ The Roots
Thursday, 11/12 – Boston, MA – Café 939
Friday, 11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
Saturday, 11/14 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java
Tuesday, 11/17 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Thursday, 11/19 – Santa Monica, CA – Zanzibar
Friday, 11/20 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord

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Felabrations 2009 – Celebrating The Life & Music Of Fela Kuti

felabration-splash-final1In support of the Knitting Factory Records re-launch of Fela Kuti’s music catalogue, as well as the debut of the FELA! show on Broadway, Giant Step has organized official Felabration events in more than 15 cities across North America throughout the month of October; this outstanding schedule of Felabrations will bring together some of the best DJs, musicians, and promoters around to celebrate the life, music, and birthday of Fela Anikulapo Kuti (October 15, 1938 – August 2, 1997). With the support of esteemed DJs such as Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, Ron Trent, DJ Nu-Mark, DJ Day, Jeremy Sole, DJ Kemit, J-Justice, Adam Gibbons, DJ Sun, Chicken George and Frank Gossner, as well as artists such as Roy Ayers, WUNMI, Ikebe Shakdown, Baba Ola Jagun, Amon, and many more, these events will bring together the diverse communities and tastemakers across the country who are instrumental in keeping Fela’s music alive.

Full Schedule of Felabrations 2009

Download “Zombie” [mp3] (right-click to download)

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Stream tracks from The Best Of The Black President CD+DVD

Bebel Gilberto to Release All In One

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Known for her adventurous blends of Brazilian, European and electronic pop styles, Bebel Gilberto continues to blur musical boundaries on her release All In One. But the sensual rhythms of her native country dominate the production courtesy of Carlinhos Brown, Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls), Mark Ronson, Daniel Jobim and John King of the acclaimed Dust Brothers.

The thoughtful artistry and sensitive vocal execution heard throughout All In One, to be released on September 29th, are culminations of a lifetime of performing. Music, the stage – it’s all in Gilberto’s blood. Bebel will showcase songs from her new Verve album in a special release performance at New York City’s The Box on Tuesday, September 29th.
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Brazilian Girls with Man Man and The Phenomenal Handclap Band at Governors Island

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On October 2nd, Brazilian Girls play the Beach at Governors Island, with Man Man and The Phenomenal Handclap Band. Over the course of two previous studio albums and countless all-nighters at their East Village clubhouse, Nublu, Brazilian Girls have established a reputation as New York’s premier international party band. To attend a Brazilian Girls show—with its blur of beats, colors and textures—is to experience something like time travel: No one else is quite as capable of making a few hours fly by like a few minutes.

Brazilian Girls Official Site

Man Man
With Rabbit Habits, their Anti- Records debut, and the natural extension of their body of work begun with The Man In A Blue Turban With A Face and continued with Six Demon Bag, Man Man bring their incomparable vision to bear. Successfully capturing the raw spirit and essence of a Man Man live show, Rabbit Habits is the end product of the efforts of a band who are earnestly saying something important, even if you can’t always make out the words over the blare of the sousaphone.

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