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March 14, 2012

Janka Nabay is performing in the Global Fest portion of SXSW this Friday. Originally from Sierra Leone on the west African coast, Nabay fled during the Leone’s civil-war, and now lives in the U.S. He’s known as the Bubu King, referring to Bubu music: a high-energy, folk music played by the Temne tribe. The music used to be used for witchcraft ceremonies, but then curried it’s way into religious events, especially during Muslim Ramadan. It’s based on bamboo flutes and metal pipes, but Bubu King has jazzed it up a bit.

PRI The World’s piece on Bubu and Bubu Gang

Janka and the Bubu Gamg’s Myspace page

Bubu Music — Wikipedia (I caved, I did — don’t judge the book by it’s cover, a lá the information by the source; ok, sources definitely matter, I’m a total source judger, proud of it, and — well, if you want to read more — “on the philosophy of sources,” go to my next post.)


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