Miscellaneous Promo

KoToNTeeJ a sa chaine YouTube

Voici une playlist de la chaine vidéo du défunt blog KoToNTeeJ sur YouTube. La majorité a été filmée avec une petite caméra Kodak HD.

Le son de ma précédente caméra était parfois un peu fort en basses du fait du micro mono intégré qui n’était pas toujours très efficace. J’ai ensuite utilisé un petit micro Sony externe et c’est nettement mieux…

Vous retrouverez divers groupes ou artistes lors de concerts ou de showcases : Staff Benda Bilili, Gangbé Brass Band, Kora Jazz Trio, King Ayisoba, Victor Démé, Les Bantous de la Capitale


Alsarah – Your love is home // حبك وطن

Written specifically as a response to the upcoming novel “Home is Not a Country”, by Safia Elhillo, this song is a celebration of nostalgia and diaspora. In the novel the lead character, Nima, has a special love for old Egyptian movies which connect her to a past she doesn’t know or understand fully.
I imagined this song to be coming out of a scene in old Cairo at a cabaret, performed by a Nubian singer who is the first in her family to be born in the big city after the high dam was built. She is displaced and experiences a feeling of diaspora within her country. She is torn between the past world of her family and their stories of home and her new home in the cosmopolitan center that is Cairo. She feels the longing yet doesn’t know what it is she exactly longs for because all she knows are bits of stories. I wanted to create a song that reflected that sentiment. So I went to Cairo and produced this song there with some of my favorite musicians out there in order to fully capture the atmosphere I was seeking.


Sibusile Xaba – Umdali

From new compilation ‘Indaba Is.’
‘Umdali’ by Pretoria-based Sibusile Xaba brings along sonic adventurers Fakazile Nkosi, Naftali and producer AshK.