more pix from the Cape of Good Hope:
15 April 2009
03 April 2009
here's a playlist of hot tunes infused with some African beats...
Pan African - Flight 1
(37 FREE MP3Z)
Pan African - Flight 2
(62 FREE MP3Z)
i love Cape Town. i'm just chilling with the family right on the beach, going to braais (South African bbqs) & wandering around town...
"Jogging for Jesus" (track #43) is hysterical! you'll recognize new tunes & remixes for Andreas Tilliander, Bat For Lashes, Boozoo Bajou, Chromatics, Fannypack, Fever Ray, Glass Candy, La Roux, Lykke Li, M.Ward, Phoenix, Portishead, Remi Nicole, Roísin Murphy,
Royksöpp, Sia, Phoenix, Savath y Savalas, Sébastien Tellier,
The Tallest Man On Earth, The Teenagers, The Whitest Boy Alive,
Thieves Like Us, Tommy Sparks...
i threw in a few classics from Beethoven to Ennio Morricone, Smokey Robinson to Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel to France Gall, Desi Arnaz to Bill Withers, The Traveling Inner Lights to South African duo The Movers... old school African tunes i love are by Rikki Llionga, Monomo, Mory Kante &
the legendary Miriam Makeba who recently moved on...
the African beats i mixed in are South African, Zimbabwean, Zaïrian/Congolese, Ghanaian, Malinese, Nigerian, Senegalese, Tunisian, etc.
one of my faves is "Sabali" by Amadou & Mariam at #70!
i'm too lazy to clue you in on the songs; they're all credited properly so if you must, check them out on myspace or google them...
i'm also keeping my ears pealed for the local music scene...
it's 40 degrees celsius in the day (around 100f for those of you in the USA); the temperature drops to a nice 20c at night (about 70f). i spend most of my time on the beach, but will do more with my folks in the winelands (where my mother was born) & enjoy the nightlife with my brothers, cousins & friends...
check out this fun video:
this is track #90 on my playlist.
here are 2 more with the picturesque Table Mountain in the background (over 3000 feet high, a good 2 to 3 hours hike up from the city with fantastic views - the best work out in the world!!!).
i'll post more pix from the top later on: