Audio

Audio: Palm Wine + DJ Rupture vs. Maga Bo Cassette


Palm Wine is an Italian blog run by Simone Bertuzzi that takes a look at the "post-global movement of sounds" and images. Today, Simone's releasing a tape he recorded at the Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival during a trip to Morocco.

Side A, Dreamachine, features a 30-minute Palm Wine mix of field recordings collected during the three-day festival and in Tangier souks. Side B has an exclusive DJ/Rupture and Maga Bo Beyond Digital mix, which spans autotuned Moroccan chaabi, Andean songs, and an unreleased Maga Bo track. Stream a Dreamachine excerpt and peep the artwork below. Grab one of these limited edition tapes over at Palm Wine.

Palm Wine "Dreamachine mix" [2 min. excerpt] by Palm Wine

Interview

Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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