Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tune into WFMU Wed Jan28 11pm-2am

Tune into the singular WFMU Wednesday, January 28th from 11pm - 2am EST if you're in the New York/New Jersey area or on-line. I'll be joining Scott McDowell on his excellent show "The Long Rally."

Scott's preview of the evening here:

"Harris Eisenstadt is a drummer/composer known for his exquisite melding of West African music and free jazz, as heard on his amazing 2008 Clean Feed release, Guewel, He'll be bringing along a clutch of records from his travels. In addition to some of his own music, expect mbalax, sabar and other West African sounds to float from your speakers, interspersed with personal stories and chat."

It's been gratifying to get lots of positive response to Guewel. I hope its brought Senegambian music to the attention of some listeners who hadn't checked it out much. There's an amazing tapestry of musical history even just in the last 30 years in Senegal and Gambia - where Guewel draws its inspiration from - and sorting out the history can be a labyrinthian task since its so under-documented.

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