Or browse results titled :. The unheard soundtracks of history. We ship from Germany and the United States. Contact Ostinato Records. Streaming and Download help. Report this album or account. If you like The Dancing Devils of Djibouti, you may also like:. Mogadisco - Dancing Mogadishu Somalia by Various. I'm wearing out my tapes, so I'm glad the vinyl is somehow still available. Best album I've heard--any genre--in such a long time.
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Skip to content. The newly released album is called "The Dancing Devils of Djibouti" by Groupe RTD, which also performs as the national radio band for formal ceremonies of state. Vik Sohonie co-produced the record. Sohonie is also the founder of Ostinato Records, the label that released the album. Vik Sohonie: Yeah, that's actually the case, because if you look at Djibouti, it's a very young country. It got its independence in , and they've been governed largely by one party since. And that party believed for various reasons, being a young country, that music should fall under the domain of the state. It should be a public good.
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The first ever worldwide album from the Republic of Djibouti and Ostinato's first studio recorded album. While the music of Somalia is widely celebrated, it's neighbor, Djibouti, formerly known as French Somaliland, is home to an equally deep reservoir of it's own unique Somali music. A stunning collision of Indian Bollywood, Jamaican dub and reggae, sleek horns inspired by Harlem's jazz era, and the haunting and joyous synthesizer melodies of the Red Sea by Groupe Rtd, the national radio band of Djibouti and one of East Africa's best kept secrets. Recorded in three days - as per the strict limit set by Djibouti's national radio authorities - with a state-of-the-art mobile recording studio replete with the very best audio interfaces and carefully positioned microphones around a less than soundproof room to achieve a vibrant, professional sound while maintaining the analog warmth of decades prior. Skip to main content. Buy new:.
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