by David Font-Navarrete
Here's another exclusive mashup for the AfroFunk people by DJ Thick: "Aluja/Shushtari". Click on the link for "new MP3 mixes".
This track is a mix of two amazing recordings from Smithsonian Folkways with my own minimal electronic beats and effects.
"Aluja" is a bata rhythm for Shango, the Yoruba orisha (divinity) of thunder, dance, and drumming, recorded on "The World's Musical Traditions, Vol. 8: Yoruba Drums from Benin, West Africa". "Shushtari" is a ney (flute) improvisation by the legendary Iranian musician Hassan Kasa'i, recorded on "The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan". The track was arranged in Ableton Live.
Close your eyes, nod your head, shake your ass ... and stay tuned.