guest radio mix: wills glasspiegel

this past thursday on our radio programme, we were joined by wills glasspiegel, a brooklyn-based media producer and music manager who manages Janka Nabay and Shangaan Electro. he is currently managing The Present and working on a program now for All Things Considered about juke music in Chicago, his hometown. wills stopped by newtown armed with exclusive chicago footwork, field recordings, janka jams, shangaan electro, and tribal cumbia. he also talked to us about african/shangaan music, and had janka give us a call. check his blog, soundtravels.listen/download:
guest radio mix: wills glasspiegel

weird magic joins janka nabay, dutch e germ (ggd), and bonjay tonight at the knitting factory.

excursions is our weekly radio show on newtown radio. tune into thursday from 5-7pm for musical journeys and special guests. two weeks ago for our inaugural broacast we premiered a guest mix by gatekeeper. this thursday, we will feature a special in-studio performance by greatest hits (featuring sam from outer limits recordings).


Bo Sabi Dance
This is the only field recording available of original / traditional bubu music from Sierra Leone. Recorded to tape by a Peace Corps worker in the 1980s. Sounds are played on bamboo shoots and carburetor pipes.

Reverb by DJ Rashad
This is how you “debut” a track in Chicago:

Let God’s Moon Alone
New Orleans field recording from Folkways.

Tuning to the Rooster
From the CD, “Blind Street Musicians of Cuzco”

El Cumbiero by Pala Ancha
New cumbia from Mexico.

Holiday by Spinn and Rashad
Unreleased Spinn and Rashad, straight from the Ghetto Teks studio in Chicago.

Whatcha Smokin by DJ Rashad

Mueva El Culito by Shark DJ
TRIBAL Cumbia, also just brought this back from Mexico.

Tshetsha Boys
Shangaan Electro back-catalog, slated for a Spring release

Tiyiselani Vomaseve
Shangaan Electro back-catalog, slated for a Spring release

Tshetsha Boys
Shangaan Electro back-catalog, slated for a Spring release

Eh Congo by Janka Nabay
Janka’s tribute to John Kennedy off his True Panther album BUBU KING.

Bubu Dub by Janka Nabay
Unreleased Janka instrumental

Lek U Culture by Janka Nabay
Janka’s break-through hit underscores his message about loving your culture in the midst of war and westernization.

Good Governance by Janka Nabay
A song commissioned by the United Nations during the Sierra Leone Civil War

Madnezz by DJ RASHAD
New classic footwork from Chicago.

Shangaan Al Jazeera Remix by Zinja and Wills
Pretoria house version also available here

elsewhere on the web:

Janka Nabay Kickstarter (1 week left)


Shangaan Electro videos: [1] / [2]

Janka Nabay’s Eh Congo video produced by Carlos Charlie Perez

Interview with Omar Souleyman for Afropop Worldwide

NPR video on Footwork in Chicago

The CARE Music Project featuring Javelin and Esau Mwamwaya

Public Radio documentary on field recordist Hugh Tracey

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