March 8, 2021
Malian blues, Nigerian highlife, Congolese soukous, Sudanese tambour and beyond.
In VF Live, DJs take you inside their HQs, record shops, and studios for intimate sets and mixes.
Cape Town shop The Other Records returns for its latest VF Live set, with DJ, arts journalist, and archivist Atiyyah Khan at the helm.
In 2013, Atiyyah co-founded music collective Future Nostalgia, which hosts listening sessions around Cape Town. The collective describes itself as a “platform to gather in the spirit of community” and brings together “collectors, selectors, deejays, and diggers” to celebrate the culture of records and listening.
Aiming to “show the richness of sounds originating from the African continent” in her VF Live set, Khan selects Malian blues, Sudanese tambour, Algerian Berber music, Congolese soukous, and Kenyan taarab tunes.
Watch and listen to the set above, check out the tracklist below.
1. Musical Atlas Algeria: Music Of Gourara – Ya Salat ‘Alik (Tagerrabt)
2. Koafi – Kondre Fesiman
3. Super Onze – Houmeissa
4. Kouyate Sory – Ahissa
5. Malamini Jobarteh & Dembo Konte – Mbassi
6. Mamadou Doumbia – Fanga
7. Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour – Daweena
8. Yaseen & Party – Nna – Kiliyo
9. Super Mama Djombo – Pansau Na Isna
10. Thomas Mapfumo – Pidigori
11. Kanda Bongo Man – Sai
12. Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz – Simplicity
13. Franco Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz – Mandola
14. Orchestra Baobab – Ndiaga Niaw
15. Africa Show – Massanga Mama