Its been a long and beautiful year and it is only fitting that it ends with a beautiful track. I thought that I would save this favorite for an end of year closer. George Ramogi‘s 1971 hit Affline the pretty.
And a bonus track: here is Peter King’s Afro Funk.
Finally, another deep session of note: this one is from deepsoulsessions. Give it a listen.
This mix has a swahili mdundiko chant that sounds almost like something that kids would sing in sheng back in primo – in fact, it almost sounds like something that I may have sang with my peers back in Std. 2. The swahili track starts at 36 minutes and ends at about 42 minutes.
The track turns out to be an Afro Blue track from 2003, Neache wangu (KDT Edit)
That should actually be Niachie wangu in Kiswahili sanifu, right?
A very nice mix that stands by itself even without the swahili track.
Any other business:
+ I apologize for a ton of unanswered comments, I have been running ragged trying to keep up with life and have let things sort of just run themselves for a while through the holiday season.
But fear not.
I have the special that I promised a while back with as many of the requests that you have put in over the past year as I can possible find in the hopper now and it should be up shortly. I also apologize to those who left comments that are still need responses. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make WordPress show me more than the last 20 comments so I cannot access them any more. If any one knows how to do this, please give me a heads up so that I can start tackling the backlog.
+ Google’s “Evil Scale”
+ One of the best written pieces I have seen in the Standard for quite a while, pity it’s written more as an op-ed (since it contains opinion in what really should be a factual piece) rather than straight reporting.
+ Give TO the boot this pundit says: well, even if you don’t like the guy, I contend he is still a great player.
Hate the game, not the player.
Look for a big story that I will be posting in the first week of 2007 – some fantastic developments on the connectivity front for KRs.
Oh, and make the most of 2007. Life is what you make it. Happy New Year all.
Thank you all. I look forward to another year of great music, talk and getting great things done.
I hope that you will be here with me for the ride.