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David Byrne's Luaka Bop label is turning 25 sometime soon (the label admits they don't know exactly when it began -- "some time in the late 1980s," they speculate), and they're throwing a three-day…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, Sierra Leone dance musician Janka Nabay released En Yay Sah, his album with the New York group the Bubu Gang. And now we've got a video for "Eh Mane Ah," a hyperactive track from…   Read Story »
Following the release of March's An Letah EP is Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang's second full-length, En Yay Sah, which is out later this summer. Today, we've got a download of the first single from the…   Read Story »
In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that event, called Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (a…   Read Story »
Janka Nabay, the dance musician from Sierra Leone, landed on our collective radar about a year and a half ago, and now he's working with a New York group called the Bubu Gang. Together, they've got…   Read Story »
There were massive balls bounced around in a courtyard crammed with too many smiles. Breakdance circles broke out, often. A tame reception for the day's earliest act, Glasser, was followed by an…   Read Story »
Janka Nabay was decked in his familiar traditional gear when he hit the Warm Up stage at PS1 this weekend -- more on that later -- but the hardworking Bubu King's color palette is more laid back in…   Read Story »
A couple of months ago MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach -- the person who organized MoMA's ridiculously popular Marina Abramović exhibition, among other things -- asked me if I'd want to help…   Read Story »
The Bubu King EP -- a four-song collection that marries hyper ramshackle beats with addictive West African chants and singing -- breezes past in 20 minutes. On certain days I listen to it half a…   Read Story »