track list – opening set at Khaira Arby show 07.17.2011

below is my set list from sunday’s opening set at the Khaira Arby show in case anyone liked any of the tunes. i opened with a Malian desert blues track by Ali Farka Toure, knowing the rest of the evening would showcase Khaira and her band’s take on Malian music, then proceeded to work around it by playing tunes derived from other west African countries such as Ghana and Nigeria, and even as far down as South Africa. i also included a Pakistani tune by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan just because it’s a good one. and as always, i tried to incorporate original organic tracks as well as modern remixed and re-edited tracks into the set to keep things warm but forward-minded. check it out:

“Ai Du” – Ali Farka Toure
“Special Rider Blues” – Corey Harris
“Kinna Sohna [remix]” – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
“Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena” – K. Frimpong
“Sorry Sorry [francois k. afro dub]” – Femi Kuti
“Love Your Neighbor [thornato remix]” – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
“Diamonds Dub” – Tangoterje (an instrumental interpration of Paul Simon’s “Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes from his classic Graceland album)
“I Can’t Help It [tangoterje edit]” – Michael Jackson
“Pride (In The Name Of Love)” – Soweto Gospel Choir
“Sangare [dj center instrumental]” – Vieux Farka Toure
“Sangare [dj center remix]” – Vieux Farka Toure
“Time Travelin’ (A Tribute To Fela)” – Common

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