is the name of a gorgeous, long-running group from Zanzibar. Twinned accordions, khanoun, oud, violins, dapper clothes…


Here’s a nice quote on that complicated kultur dance: the tourist stampede

“Their CD-releases have made the name Culture Musical Club known to audiences throughout the world, so much so that rehearsals in their clubhouse have become somewhat of a tourist attraction.

This, however, does not interfere with the first and foremost aim of their social gathering – namely to enjoy music and ‘to be moved’ by it, as the original meaning of the word “taarab” implies.”

a track from Culture Musical Club‘s latest CD kicks off last night’s radio show, now streamable:

Subscribe to the Mudd Up! podcast if you prefer downloadable versions, issued a week after FM broadcast: , Mudd Up! RSS. Also useful: WFMU’s free iPhone app. Got a LOT of positive feedback from the show with Das Racist a few weeks back. A very lively hour, that one.


Culture Musical Club Kidumbaki pt. 1 Shime!

Bass Clef vs Kasai Allstars The Incident at Mbuji-Mayi Tradi-Mods vs. Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics (V/A)

Skeat Dumelang Radioclit presents: The Sound of Club Secousse

Chllngr vs De Tropix People Dem Shouting EXCLUSIVE YEP

Maga Bo Fire feat Xuman Archipelagoes

Banana Clipz War Dem Want

Amazigh Berber track! Les Meilleures Chansons Amazighia Atassia Selecetionnees Atlassiat

Afrocubism Jarabi Afrocubism lyrics excerpt: Everybody chooses their own love Everybody chooses their own love I have chosen my own love Love is like electricity Love is like a disease….

Ranil y Su Conjunto Tropical Andalucia Ranil’s Jungle Party

Kanye West Gorgeous ft. Kid Cudi & Raekwon My Beatiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Oudaden track 2 live album, 2010