Bonus: Friday Music Break

10 new music videos to finish this week of blogging. Here’s a first video by photographer and graphic designer Laurent Seroussi for Salif Keita’s new Tale album, produced by Gotan Project’s Philippe Cohen-Solal: Vimeo clip above. (The YouTube version of the clip seems not to be available everywhere. Weird Record Label Thinking.) Next, a glorious video for Carlou D’s “Dooley Beuré” that switches into second gear halfway in (Carlou D, of Positive Black Soul fame, talks a bit about the making of the video here): 

Faada Freddy (real name: Abdou Fatha Seck, 1/3rd of Senegalese rap combo Daara J) jamming on “Borom bi” with the Clef de Sol choir:

A music video Didier Awadi shot for “Supa Ndaanaa” during a tour organized by the people behind The United States of Africa documentary in Canada last summer. There are plans for Awadi to return to Canada with his musicians later this year:

Napoleon Da Legend’s got a new video out (here), but the one below’s from last year: he was born in Paris (to parents from the Comoros), later moved to New York which, by infallible Afropolitan logics, makes him an “African in New York”:

Rock’n’raï (whoever coined that term?) by Algerian-French Rachid Taha. For accolades, check his official — hilariously puff-toned — profile. This English and Arabic duet cover version (feat. Jeanne Added) of Elvis Presley’s “Now Or Never” is a polished but intriguing production:

Samba Touré introduces his new EP, ‘Albala’, recorded at Studio Mali in Bamako in the autumn of 2012. Also featuring are Djimé Sissoko and Madou Sanogo, with guests such as Zoumana Tereta and Aminata Wassidje Traore:

Petite Noir and his band played a session for a Brussels radio, in one of the city’s most respected venues (Brussels’ the city where he was born before moving to South Africa):

Just in case you still had any doubt, 2013 will be Laura Mvula’s year:

And here’s Yassiin Bey looking sharp at The Shrine (Chicago):

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One thought on “Bonus: Friday Music Break

  1. Great music break! Great video indeed by Carlou D. He is transitioning into movies now, (check out this promo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFLJ9BYsqtc ). NAp da legend has a great flow, reminds me of early Nas (even thought that the chorus towards the end was Nas).
    Rachid Taha IS a rock star. Saw hin in Northampton in 2007/8 and his band is tight.
    And Yaasin Bey, indeed is the Most Def. That dude is gifted. To put him in any list of top MC’s is to dishonor his skills, he is above that. Love his work with Gorillaz.

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