The new video from Débruit & Alsarah. Taken from their album 'aljawal الجوال' out on Soundway Records.
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5. Jibal Alnuba ٥. جبال النوبة
(the Nuba Mountains) (traditional medley of two songs from the 'girls songs' tradition of music in Central Sudan.
Oh my heart, my loved one has traveled and left me.
I sent a letter to my loved one, the one i adore.
The precious youth of our lands,
Got on a truck and said, i'm going to the Nuba Mountains.
The fire, oh my god,
The reason for this fire, my dear god,
my father told me not to sell salt.
He told me not to sell salt,
but i sell salt because of that beautiful sweet one.
The fire, oh my god
the reason for this fire, my dear god
My father told me not to sell chili and spices.
He told me not to sell chili and spices
but i sell chili and spices because of that beautiful precious catch.
Directed by The Rainbowmonkey. http://www.rainbowmonkey.de/
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MUSIC FROM PLANET EARTH: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
Soundway Records was conceived in 2002 by label owner Miles Cleret whilst returning from Ghana with a hoard of dusty old 45s and LPs that had mostly not been heard outside the former Gold Coast since their original release. Planned on a whim the trip was not one of the carefully planned research expeditions that Miles would later embark on to any number of far-flung tropical destinations. On the contrary he left England with no idea of what he might find or that it might be the start of a career in the record business.
Although the label has it's roots in West Africa the scope has grown to include many other parts of the tropical belt with the aim of making available recordings that have in most cases never been available outside of their original countries and often not even there for over 30 years. Over the years Soundway's modus operandi has been to approach the music from a different angle from many of the more established "World Music" labels. By focusing on more obscure artists as well as big names and often concentrating on progressive recordings more in sync with Cleret's generation and background in DJ culture and dance-music. Styles have included afro-beat, funk, highlife, ethio-jazz, molam, calypso, cumbia, champeta, biguine, latin-jazz and disco as well as many unclassifiable recordings.
Since 2012 Soundway has begun releasing new material from a carefully selected handful of contemporary recording artists including acclaimed acts Ondatropica, Bomba Estereo and Ibibio Sound Machine