University of Gnawa is the title of the first album from Aziz Sahmaoui, a musician living and working in Paris. He mixes beats from Senegal and Morocco with Gnawa Trance, in the process creating something entirely new.
I’m totally addicted to a tape I downloaded from Awesome Tapes from Africa by Onipa Nua. The Ghanan street musician has since passed away, but hopefully he’s somewhere smiling knowing that his tunes make me smile as well. [audio:http://cdn1.libsyn.com/awesometapesfromafrica/OnipaNua_IFeelAlright.mp3?nvb=20090924231813&nva=20090925232813&t=0d02ecfc45981381a3dbf]