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Quit Your Day Job

Quit Your Day Job: Janka Nabay

The Bubu King EP -- a four-song collection that marries hyper ramshackle beats with addictive West African chants and singing -- breezes past in 20…
Brandon Stosuy | April 9, 2010 - 11:34 am

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Janka Nabay Dead At 54

Ahmed Janka Nabay, the Sierra Leonean dance musician known for bringing a modern take on West African bubu music to an international stage, has passed…
Peter Helman | April 2, 2018 - 6:50 pm

David Byrne’s Luaka Bop Holding 25th Anniversary Events In NYC Elevator Museum, Old-School Italian Restaurant, Karaoke Bar

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…
James Rettig | September 30, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang – “Eh Mane Ah” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2012 - 10:40 am

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang – “Feba”

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…
Corban Goble | May 21, 2012 - 2:52 pm

The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest Announces Lineup: The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, The Antlers, More

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…
Corban Goble | February 29, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang – “Eh Mane Ah”

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…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2012 - 4:01 pm

MoMA WarmUP Kick Off @ PS1, Long Island City 7/3/10

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…
Amrit Singh | July 6, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Janka Nabay – “Ah Mufan” Video

Janka Nabay was decked in his familiar traditional gear when he hit the Warm Up stage at PS1 this weekend -- more on that later…
Brandon Stosuy | July 6, 2010 - 2:13 pm

Warm Up 2010 At MoMA PS1 Schedule

A couple of months ago MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach -- the person who organized MoMA's ridiculously popular Marina Abramovi? exhibition, among other things --…
Brandon Stosuy | June 28, 2010 - 11:00 am