Another Word for Drums

besides Ngoma is Tambou!

For those of you who enjoyed the Tumbélé! compilation from Soundway records compiled by Hugo Mendez (one of the best re-issues of last year and a personal favorite - wow i can just listen to this stuff all day everyday...), my friend Crofton has put together a mix of classic and heavy grooves from Martinique and Guadeloupe. it is available at his excellent Musik Line blog, which takes an anthropological approach to soundsystem culture from Africa to Jamaica and the Caribbean, with in depth notes on the social and historical context of the music. and for those who missed it, here is the Hugo Mendez mix of material from Tumbélé!

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