Nwa Gezani My Love / SHANGAAN ELECTRO from outsidemusic on Vimeo.

This is absolutely the hottest most uplifting music that I have heard in a long time!!


Produced by Nozinja from the Limpopo region of South Africa.

Super fast, super soulful, super musical. And, a wholly self sufficient musical community!

A few words from Nozinja..

“Shangaan is fast. While others play at 110, we are at 180, 182, 183. And when you hear those marimba beats and that live guitar through the keyboard, you know it’s Shangaan. You hear those toms, then you know, this is Shangaan music. “

“My name is Richard, my stage name is Nozinja, from Nozinja Music Productions. I’m from Giyani in Limpopo. I’m an engineer, I’m a producer, I’m a composer. It’s my record label. I’m the marketing manager. I transport them — I’ve got a micro-bus. I do everything on my own. I’ve got manufacturing. I buy CDs, I will silk-screen myself. I sing, too.” – Words via HONEST JONS



Yo. This is a tribute post to one of my favorite guitarist of all time. Sekou Bembeya Diabate, AKA “Diamond Fingers”.

Born in Guinea in 1944. Key member of seminal Guinean Government bands, Bembeya Jazz, and Syli Orchchestre National.

He was an early pioneer in blending the traditional Griot music of the Mande’ people of west Africa with mainstream and modern dance forms. Specifically creating and incredibly unique and shimmering voice on the guitar.

This isn’t a book report, and im not going to pretend to be an expert on this man or his life.. I just love the music he has made. He has been and incredible influence on my musical mind, his sense of melodic driven rhythm is so deep and unique. .. Here’s a visual and sonic tribute to a real voice in the worlds sonic history. A bad bad man, gracias Mr Bembeya.

Sekou Bembeya Diabate with singer Benny Soumah

One of my Favorite Bembeya Jazz recordings.. Spooky, spacious, and ultra groovy.



A beautifull solo record..

clicky click here for DWNLD