Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Down the twittering path of kwassa kwassa

Well, Twitter and such led RootsWorld down an interesting world music path this week. A friend in Berlin posted a video on her blog of a NYC pop band called Vampire Weekend doing a song, with a Congolese guitar riff, called "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"

Further pecking on the keyboard uncovered this little gem:
Esau Mwamwaya from Malawi doing the same song, in a full trans-Atlantic turn around.

And of course, at that point, I needed to find some of the real deal, by
Pepe Kalle.

And finally, Kalle and Empire Bakuba show how the Kwassa-Kwassa should be done.

All the videos are on a playlist

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Thanks to Andrea at Spaetstueckerin for starting me down this path.

Happy pecking,

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