Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Coming up on
The Mundo Lounge:
Mellow music from Africa with Anjelique Kidjo from Benin, Africa, Cesaria Evora from Cape Verde and Vusi Mahlasela from South Africa. Notice a theme here? Well, my guest Brother Zakee, formerly of the Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association stops by the Lounge to teach us about KWANZAA.
Also, live music from Music Meeting concert in the Netherlands with Zuco 103.
Monday, December 22, 2008
On this night I introduced new music from Jamaica and the Netherlands. Tessanne Chin's melodic, strong, voice lends rock beats to reggae rhythms and Dio, Dutch Rapper, lays down lyrical mixes on his new album "Rock 'n' Roll.
Lena - Rumbon - From La Mala
DJ Cheb I Sabbah - Im Ninalou - From : La Ghriba/La Kahena Remixed
Trans-Global Underground - Secrets & Distant Dreams From: Yes Boss Food Corner
1. Tessanne Chin - Hideaway
2. Dio - Tijde Machine (Time Machine) From: Rock 'n' Roll (Mixtape)
3. Fula Flute - Dagna - From: Mansa America
Eneida Marta - Mindjer Doce Mel - From: Putumayo Presents//Acoustic Africa
Chanukah Lounge From The Hannukah Lounge Compiled by Craig Taubman
1. Frank London & CURHA - Drey Dreydele
2. Laurence Juber & Craig Taubman - Chanutonikah
3. Stephen Lawrence - I Have a Little Dreidl
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
On this night, we speak with Professor James Flannery about the 16th Annual Atlanta Celtic Christmas Celebration. Then, we give Celtic music an African twist!
Rachid Taha - Barra Barra
Gwenno - Tryweryn
Deanta - King of the Blues
Interview with Professor James Flannery about the:
16th Annual Atlanta Celtic Christmas COncert
Rise - Lamb
Capercaille - Hoireann O
Interview with Professor James Flannery continued:
16th Annual Atlanta Celtic Christmas Concert
Sinead o' Connor - Her Mantle So Green
Michael McGoldrick - Sully's No.3/Lucy's Reel
Afro Celt Sound System - When I Still Needed You
One of my favorite posts!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Have a Peaceful day everyone!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
You know how people want to be in voiceovers? Usually because "it seems fun!" or "its easy, just sit there an talk."
Well, for me its more than sitting and talking and doing it cuz its easy. No its nothard, and I love it. Its smooth for me because I have been a radio professional for 6 years now. For a 25 year old, thats long and important. I find myself to be very accomplished and extra special.
I love talking because I love hearing my silky sexy voice. I love to read outloud because I use my imagination to picture myself in what I read.
When I was about 8 or 9 years old, I can remember sitting in a dance studio reading a book. A first grade teacher saw me moving my lips as I read and she said to me, "don't move your lips" "you'll read slower that way." Well, I stopped of course but I realized all of the pictures and thoughts floating in my head began to jumble up. I couldn't visualize anymore.
Then I went to college and became an international music DJ and host and had a blast. I love being behind a microphone! Its so freeing!
I realized I have a natural talent and also realized I needed to continue to exercise my voice. So, I read everything I could get my hands on, OUTLOUD, or loud enough for me to hear myself. (I still do today, of course not all the time, but I do)
I feel even more distinguished when I read a loud. I train my voice and hear every smooth, tempo, cracked, and crazy sound my cords make.
See, I didn't read aloud because I thought it was fun, or easy. I did it because I liked it. I live in voice over land because I LOVE IT!
You Like to Salsa???
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
A friend and I went to Loca Luna and partook in some serious latin aura.
Orquesta Macuba was playing live music. I have interviewed Eddie Lopez of Macuba once so I have the inside scoop on their cuban orchestra. Click here to be in on it too: Macuba Podcast with Eddie Lopez
Once seated we indulged in Caiparinha's. I made sure I sweat it out on the dance floor later. I had a Raspberry Sake Caiparinha, muddled with lime & sugar and my friend had the traditional Caiparinha.
Then came the food! I ate Braised Pork Spare Ribs w/Aged Sherry, Balsamic Reduction and Herbs and asparagus. My friend had the crab cakes and shredded beef taco's. The mussels and macarones are also great to try. Delicioso!
In the middle of my meal, the music was calling me. I finished up, sucked down my drink and headed to the dance floor. Macuba was on-point, as they always are. I had such an awesome time. I danced with about 5 different guys who each knew how to break it down salsa y bacahata style. The first guy gave me a workout! In latin dance the male is the lead, so where ever he moves me to, I go!
I twisted and turned, dipped and swayed. Dancing at Loca Luna is a good time to learn the latin moves as well. Many people feel you have to know the steps to join in but someone is always willing to teach you a crash course. But for lessons try JimmRumba.com
I had such a wonderful time.
Viva Loca Luna! (Crazy Moon)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
This past Saturday I had a guest in the lounge, cultural dancer Jazz Baptiste.
She spoke about her background in cultural dance, her new world dance company "Blaze World Dance," and gave some history and the beginnings of Samba and Belly dancing.
Amidst the interview The Mundo Lounge had an ecclectic mix of world music and introduced a local Georgian, Brazilian band, Rua 6. Take a look at the playlist and be sure to watch out for the full length, un-edited interview with Jazz Baptiste.
Medicine - Rara Avis
Sekouba Bambino - Famou
Rose - Sombre Con
Love is Queen Omega - Zuco 103
Sukra - Zaman 8 and Hafez Modir
Aish Tamid- Matisyahu
And Its Supposed to Be - Ayo
Jazz Baptiste Interview Part 1
Morning in Rio - Sergio Mendes
Jazz Baptiste Interview Part 2
Rua 6 - Expresso - 2222
Jazz Baptiste Interview Part 3
Click here for more info on Jazz Baptiste!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Here's your playlist for November 15, 2008 featuring Matisyahu!
I interviewed him on the eve of his performace in Little Five Points at Variety Playhouse. We hung out in his RV and discussed his new EP, Shattered and he even performed a beat box. The interview is located in the podcast (to the right) for your listening pleasure. Enjoy.
Ignacio Mazacote Carillo - Lagrias Negras
Madras Special feat. Charlie Mariano - Xhilob
Miranda! - Iman
Common Ground Collective - Haiti 1804
Songs of interest:
Two Child One Drop
King without a Crown
Beat Box - Live!
Matisyahu - King Without a Crown - Full Version (Live at Stubbs)
Sergio Mendes Featuring Juanes - Y Vamos Ya (Lets Go)
JuJu Orchestra - This is not a Tango
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
There is now a group where you can communcate with me and other Mundo Lounge listeners. You can discuss music, events, and cultural tid bits.
Let me and others know about festivals and conferences, groups playing in Georgia or new venues to check out where you can listen to music.
This group is for you all and its very new. So tell a friend or five and join!
Im still listening to Miranda! in my car. They have this dope record called "Iman" and its a ballad. Check it here:
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Gipsy Kings - Bomboleo
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Earlier in the month I attended a live music event featuring Liverpool England native Marsha Ambrosious, of soul group Floetry. She has recorded a mixtape and is creating a solo album. She made the move to Aftermath music, rapper Dr. Dre's label, and I spoke to her about the move and the mixtape.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Interview with Mausiki Scales of Common Ground Collective
2. Fela Kuti - Upside Down
Interview with Mausiki continued.
3. Fela Kuti - Africa Centre
Interview with DJ Kemit.
Fela was known to have very lengthy musical pieces. The music is excellent, if you listened to the show please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Tonite Experience Spread Love celebrates the life and music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti in Decatur,Ga.
Be sure to check out the podcast of the interviews with Mausiki Scales and DJ Kemit for more information about Fela Kuti and the event.
Friday, October 10, 2008
I know its been a long break for me here, but I only post when the spirit moves me. The pic from the previous post is a shot of a very pristine beach in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. GORGEOUS. Video to come soon.
I have learned that I need to stick to what works. I have been writing a lot about manifesting and spiritual paths of living. I have also educated you on 2 Conscious Manifesting Games and proactices.
I have realized i've been doing this blog for a 1 year and 3 months now. With a ton of interesting experiences manifested I am happy.
I still have plenty of manifesting to do though. Writing on this blog is therapy and I get to share with others. So its very cleansing. I really need it now, today.
I have been finding feathers in random places. I wil post a video about it. These feathers have led me to someone who told me about a book called Path of the feather. So every feather I see and come upon, is my inspiration and my wink from Christ. Its he flow of the spirit that says hey, Im here and im listening.
I have much more to come and I need to get focused on my cubicle. I am fengshuing it!!! So I leave you with my list (see earlier posts about manifesting for more info).
My intentions and what I asking for.
2. Multiple forms of income
3. Freedom from lack
4. Seneglese Twists
5. Travel to Jamaica for Christmas. My mom and aunt in tow.
6. A shopping spree at H&M.
7. Visit Miami for a week.
8. Traveling for the love of it!
9. ALLOWING my spirit to guide me and not resist!!!!
Lets get manifesting!
Share your lists if you like.
Peace and Love
Monday, October 6, 2008
Rachid Taha - Aie Aie Aie
Gabriel Rios - Unrock
Constance Amiot - Clash Dan Le Tempo
Linn & Freddie - L.I.N.N.
Ilhan Erasahin - Girl
Photo Courtesy of myspace.com/cibelleblackbird
Cibelle - Esplendor
Anoushka Shankar & Norah Jones - Easy
Trans Global Underground - Scorch
Dilruba - Andy Gray Grayed Out Remix
Bombay Dub Orchestra - Rare Earth: The Forest of Thieves
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Picture courtesy of http://www.billboardsongcontest.com
1. Malika Zarra - Your Jewel
2. DJ Cheb I Sabbah - Sadats (Suk Sonic Remix)
3. Montefiori Cocktail - Gipsy Woman
4. Angelique Kidjo 0 Sedgedo
5. Zuco 103 - Love is Queen Omega Feat. Lee Scratch Perry
6. Soulfege Interview with band leader, musician,activist Derrick Ashong aka D.N.A & Song
"Sweet Remix" (Sweet Mother)
7. Marisa Monte - Petalas Esquecidas
9. Soul Kissin' - DJ Logic Feat. Miri Ben Ari
10. Rara Avis - Vibrasonic
11. Afro Celt Sound System - Mojave
Picture Courtesy of www.myspace.com/soulfege
Check the extended interview posting later after the show!
Peace and Luv,
Monday, September 22, 2008
Greetings my Mundo people, Saturdays show was so smooth. I started with Sri Lankan/London bred sista M.I.A. While others were boppin' their heads to "paper planes," I was swayin to her hit, "Bamboo Banga."
Then I brought in music from Cape Verde (Cesaria Evora), and acoustic guitar laced with French lyrics by Les Escrocs. An amazing mellow Saturday night! Oh by the way, here's the playlist:
M.I.A -Bamboo Banga
Walikka Zarra - Free
La Orquesta Magica De La Habana: Morenita
Cesaria Evora - Deep Forest (Tribal Remix)
Sergio Mendes ft. Will.i.am & Sieday Garret - Funky Bahia
Les Escrocs - Assedic
Dj Cheb I Sabbah - Madh Assalhin (The Zen remix)
Ayo - Help is Coming
Fela Kuti - Alu Jon Jonki Jon
Friday, September 5, 2008
1. The Green Cards - All the way from Italy
2. S-Tone Inc. - Limbe
3. Gabin - Sweet Sadness
4. Bandabardo - Non Sarai Mai
5. Baran & Co - Gurbet
6. Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico - Smirneiko
7. Rua Port Alba - Adriana
8. Ilhan Ersahin (Nil)- Girl
9. The New Deal - Then and Now
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Boyz from Brazil -Segredo
Julie Dexter - Rhythm daughter
Zuco 103 - Outro Lado (Live:Music Meeting 2001-2003
Highlights Radio Netherlands)
Suba Tantos-Desejos (Nicola Conte remix)
Rupa and the April Fishes - Maintenant
Thievery Corporation -Until The Morning (Rewound by Kid Loco)
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I believe the show is important.
I love rap from other nations, because it isn't the norm. Check out MC Solaar Africa/France and Zaho (re-made Timbalands "Give it to Me" and Khaled's "Takin' Over, " she has a mixtape)
of Canada/France, oh and DJ Krush is a popular and unique Japanese DJ and rapper. I love sharing what I know about international artists and look forward to telling you more.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Atlanta's own, Orquesta Macuba performed at the Apache Cafe in June and Ms. Unique was on the scene. She spoke with Eddie Lopez, co-founder of the group, and managed to do a little salsa on the dance floor. Orquesta Macuba serves up an energetic performamce laced with authentic Cuban flair and latin soul.
Ryuichi Sakamoto - El Mar De Mediterrani
John Lennon - Imagine
Tiesto - Olympic Flame
Reach - Gloria Estefan
Bjork - Oceania
Ricky Martin - Cup of Life: La Copa de la Vida
John Williams - Olympic Fanfare & Theme
Tiesto - Adagio for Strings
Ambient Music from Ibiza Lounge Vol. 1
Ryuichi Sakamoto -Forbidden Colours
Bjork performing Oceania at the 2004 Athens Olympic Ceremony.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Bishi - On My Own again
Joss Stone feat. Lauren Hill - Music
Les Nubians - Que Le Moit Soit Perle
Duffy - Mercy
Estelle - Substitute Lover
Zaho - Le Roue Tourne
Pic Courtesy of: www.kalamu.com -Le Nubians
Cibelle - About a Girl
Ayo - Help is Coming
Bebel Gilberto - Tanto Tempo
Zuco 103 (Lilian Veira) - Outro Lado
Kylie Minogue -Fever
Carte Blanche Groove
Saturday, July 5, 2008
For more on Bishi
Tune in to the Mundo Lounge Tonite at 11pm on your Local Georgia Public Broadcasting Station ((88.1 FM) Atlanta and the perimeter)
Don't Miss It!!!!!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
She is of Algerian descent & a French Singing artist. I have been listening to her song,
La roue tourne non-stop and some other music from her mixtape. Yes a Mixtape! Self Entitled: Zaho La Mixtape.
The mixtape features remakes in French of Timbalands "Give it to Me" and DJ Khaleds "We Takin' Over" Yes, her music is a breath of fresh air to me. Tune in this Saturday at 11pm to hear some of the mixtape and other international popular divas unknow to us Americans. Bishi, Les Nubians and others.
Issa Bagayogo - Kalan Nege
Sekouba Bambino - Famou
Ballake Sissoko - Improvisation 1
Amadou & Mariam - Mbife Blues
Osibisa - Sunshine Day
Susheela - Raman Mamavatu
Chiwoniso -Nzwai Wo Kuchen
Rachid Taha - Garab
RachidTaha - rachidtaha.artistes.universalmusic.fr/
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Saturday Night Mix....
1. DJ Logic feat. Miri Ben Ari - Soul Kissing
2. Gypsy Kings - Bamboleo
3. Zuco 103 - Duele le le
4. Cheb I Sabbah - Esh Dani Alash Mshi
5. German Obregon - Oincel Camesino
6. The Cat Empire- The Lost Song
7. Niyaz - Dilruba
8. Bossacucanova - Eu Quiero Samba
9. Fela Kuti - Alu Jon Jonki Jon
Miri Ben Ari
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Did you hear about the woman whom wrote down 100 characteristics of her ideal mate. And presently she is with that man that possesses those characteristics. Others have done the same. Some succeed to a T,others are still learning and not quite there yet.
The purpose of writing that list was to see on paper exactly what your heart desires and watch it unfold. Putting away and hiding it from your self helps you to not obsess over it or keep looking at it. When we have tension and worry about something, that energy attracts like energy and you attract that opposite of your true desire.
One thing that woman did was to write each characteristic from the heart. The list wasn't shallow/vain task. It was emotional, and heartfelt. Many times we make a list, (in our heads, on paper,etc.) we see the desires come true, but not exactly the way we wish to see it. Thats neither good or bad thing, because once you have options or see what you've been asking for you can begin to choose your own path and with each situation you learn something new about you self and what you really desire.
I make lists. I generally do it here on the blog. I've done it on paper to. Those paper lists are generally in my reach, the more I forge about it the more things begin to happen. The closer the list is and the more I look at it, my desires take a longer time to come. Thats neither bad or good as well but If I want faster results maybe I should keep with the latter.
Long periods of time can be a great thing. You can have a desire that needs to be watered. You may not be ready for that desire yet, and could be skipping those situations that need to get you ready for that end product. Find a method and stick to it.
Now, being ready for your manifestation happens for you every day. I was watching "Evan Almighty," a movie about a modern day Noah "Noah's Ark," a beautiful Bible story. Morgan Freeman (Free Man-Spectacular)) acted as God in the movie and one of his lines is a quote that I'm beginning to live by. (not exact quote, just "Does God really give you patience, time with your family, etc. when you ask for it? Or does God give you opportunities to have those things feelings. We get many opportunities to have what we desire every day, we just need to be conscious of them.
Thus the CONSCIOUS GAME-
Remember being on a road trip and playing I spy? This is the same thing except you choose what you spy. I choose to see a rose or roses throughout my day. Hold the image of that rose or roses and visualize it. Visualizing gives it a physical being because if you say rose you may men a woman named rose or a rose with thorns or rose colors. The Secret documentary mentioned visualizing checks in the mail or parking spaces. Abraham-Hicks talks about spending 17 seconds on one thought then seeing it come about. I first learned this [conscious game] by reading "This book can change your life." The action was to look at a picture of three objects, focus on them and see them appear through out the day.
This can be a very FUN game. The more fun your having, the more happy you feel, the higher your vibration and you attract positive great things and situations. Remember, its how you FEEL while you visualize and ask that pushes the manifestation to happen in good/due time.
VISUALIZE! VISUALIZE VISUALIZE!
Other steps for manifestation from The Secret documentary.
Step 1 : ASK
Step 2: Believe
Step 3: Receive
Now back to my list(check past postings on manifestation). I have a new set of intentions so here we go:
I DESIRE to HAVE:
1. Find relief in every situation. Stay Calm.
2. Have multiple sources of income.
3. Be more organized.
4. Take more positive risks.
5. Make an extra $1000 a week.
6. Go to Cyprus for the music festival/party this summer "08"
7. Go back to Jamaica soon.
8. New York New York!
9. Pitch a travel article to Upscale Magazine.
10. Be Greatful for everything!
11. Have positive conversations.
12. Easier, flowing production of the Mundo Lounge
13. Make my day work for me.
Blessings and Love everybody!
One of the most spectacular music artists I've ever heard. She is :
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Ayo - With Out You - Joyful
Cheb Mami - Anna Oualache -
Oki Dub Ainu Band - East of Kunashiri
Phil Asher (remix) - Voce Gosta - Suba Triuto
Amadou and Myriam - Senegal Fast Food
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mera Piya Ghar Aaya
For information abou Oki Dub Ainu Band: www.tankori.com
For Ayo: www.myspace.com/ayo
Monday, June 9, 2008
2. Jose'Conde & Ola Fresca - El Chacal - Cafe Cubano
3. Interview with Cuban Orchestra MACUBA
4. Orcquestra Macuba Live at the Apache Cafe
5. Calypso Rose - Ruma and Coca Cola
6. Clave y Guanguanco -Guitarra
7. Interview Cont.
8. Orquestra Macuba Live at the Apache Cafe
9. Bob Marley-Wake up and Live
10. Tiger - Gold in Africa
11. Interview Cont.
12 Orquestra Macuba Live at the Apache Cafe
13. Dizzy Gillespie - No More Blues Picture from www.musicmacuba.com
I interviewed Eddie Lopez of local Cuban Orchestra "Orquestra Macuba." Check their myspace at http://www.myspace.com/macuba. (Or click their name for website) The show was awesome! They performed live at Apache Cafe in Atlanta,Ga. I will be adding audio of the interview soon, so check back asap!
Have a fond memory of a father figure in your life? Are you from another country and celebrate fathers in a unique way? I am looking for people interested in being interviewed about those memories and cultural experiences on the Mundo Lounge fathers day program.
Leave a comment and contact information with a paragraph about your memory and I will let you know if you have been chosen.
Thanx for listening and supporting The Mundo Lounge on GPB. 88.1 FM (Altanta), streaming online, or on your local GPB station. Saturday nights at 11 til midnight.
Monday, June 2, 2008
picture courtesy of www.garamchai.com/
-Artist- -Song- -Album-
1. Coco Electro - Quem Vai Quem Vem - The NooderslagEurosonic Weekend 2005: Live
2. Shakira - Ciega,Sordomuda -Live and Off the Record
3.Matisyahu - Beat Box - Live at Stubbs (Autstin, Texas)
4. Ravi SHankar - Alap-Jor-Jhala - Full Circle Carnegie Hall 2000
5. Hayes Cahill - Dowd's No.9/Come West Along the road - Live in Seattle
6. Zuco 103 & DJ Sjmad - Bebete - Music Meeting 2001-2003 Festival Highlights
7. Zuco 103 & DJ Sjmad- Outro Lado
8. Turqumstances - Merig - Music Meeting 2001-2003
Check back for whats coming up next week!
Peace and luv everyone.
I went to Beaufort,SC and went into a quaint bookstore that sold old hard back books that have the old library smell on them. I really like that smell (got pics later) and wanted to take it with me.
I love travel and all its essence. Magazines, books, journals, guides etc. I found a vintage Fodor's Guide to the Caribbean: Bahamas and Bermuda written in 1964!
This is the inspiration for this Saturday's show. The music of the Carribbean. Calypso, Reggae, Dub, Soca, DanceHall, Carneval, a lot of selections past and present.
I definitely will air the voice of Bob Marley. "Is this Love," is a classic and one of my favorites.
Tune in this Saturday and EVERY Satruday night fo THE MUNDO LOUNGE on GPB Live onlinem, on 88.1fm WJSP (Atlanta Local) or on your local GPB Radio Station.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Some say live music sounds much better than pre-produced product and I have to agree. There's something about live music that gives you high energy and its RAW and definitely REAL.
So, Saturday night, 11pm, i'll air some live performances. From albums, personal recordings, or if any of you have any live shows in mind let me know and I might air it!
Matisyahu, Shakira, and Zuco 103 are just a few of the artists I will feature. Outy!
1. Amsterdam Klezmer Band - Sadagora Hot Tub - Gypsy Grooves
2. All India Radio - Permanent Revolutions (Don Meers Remix) - Permanent Revolutions
3. Sise - Mariposa en Havana - Latin Lounge (Putumayo)
4. Gabin - Sweet Sadness - Euro Lounge (Putumayo)
5. Haran - Hagar - Pharoah's Daughter
6.Bombay Dub Orchestra - Rare Earth: The Forest of Thieves Mix
7. Montefiori Cocktail - Gipsy Woman - Rendezvous Lounge 2
8. Cibelle - Noite de Carnaval - About a Girl
9. Arling & Cameron - Voulez-vous - Euro Lounge
10. Miles Davis & Arranged by Gil Evans - Concierto De Aranjuez - Sketches of Spain
Happy Birthday Miles Davis! May 25, 2008
All on the Mundo Lounge Saturdays at 11pm on 88.1 FM WJSP, and your local Georgaia Public Broadcasting Radio Station.
Friday, May 23, 2008
This Saturday eve be ready for relaxation and smooth grooves. Need an hour to unwind?, well 11pm to the early morn of 12 is the best time, on tomorrow evening.
Montefiori Cocktail, All India Radio and Maxim Illion & Kitty the Bill will help you melt into a lazy mood. We discover the "Lounge" in Mundo Lounge.
I'm Ms.Unique and this is the second week for The Mundo Lounge, on Georgia Public Broadcasting Radio (88.1fm local atlanta and outlining cities) and im settling in. If you have any comments, questions, requests, or just wanna chat about international music leave a comment on the blog.
My favorite tune of the night? Mariposa (en Havana) by SiSe, I just love their cosmopolitan sound and I found them on MYSPACE!!!!
Happy Memorial Day weekend.
Picture courtesy of www.sisenyc.com
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Balkan Beat Box - Sunday Arak - Gypsy Groove
Angeliique Kidjo - Sedjedo - Acoustic Africa-
Mambotour- Salpica - Euro Lounge
Trans-Global Underground- Drums of Navarone - Yes Boss Food Corner
Bombay Dub Orchestra- Mumtaz (The Ornament of the Palace Mix)- Bombay Dub Orchestra
Zuco 103- Na Mangueira - Whaa
Keltik Elekrik- Wild Mountain Thyme- Celtic Crossroads
Dizzy Gillespie- Night in Tunisia- Compact Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie
Eljuri- Tierras- En PAz
Burning Spear- Walk- Putumayo World Party
ZUCO 103 - Na Mangueira
Monday, April 21, 2008
As im writing im listening to this duo Mambotur, and their bringing to the table a sound called Latinotronic. Hows that for new? It blends latin music with electronica and over synthesized beats. Im lovin' it.
Another question: What is lounge? or What is a lounge? To lounge? Lounging?
According to Webster (Merriam-Webster dictionary) Lounge is a verb & noun. To Lounge means to act or move idly or lazily
A lounge is a place for lounging: as a: a room in a private home or public building for leisure activities: a long chair
Now what is Lounge Music? I've been to many lounges (noun) in the city and have heard an array of music. Hip Hop, world beats, 80's industrial and the list goes on. Apparently a lounge plays any kind of music or none at all. The purpose is to have leisure activity, enjoyng atmosphere, while listening to sound in an idle mood or position. Later in your experience this act of Lounging creates a feeling that you can continually identify with, no matter the medium.
What is the Mundo(world) Lounge? It's a new realm of feeling, of being, of enjoyment. In the realm of the World Lounge, you listen to World music. Rhythms beyond whats "popular" and "mainstream." Music of and in the world. A Global Sound.
Email or comment your thougts on this and your own definitions!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Picture courtesy of www.summit.mccsc.edu/mlk2k6/Martin%20Luther%2...
Today is the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. In remembrance of his legacy, here is audio of his speech entitled "Keep Moving." Birmingham 1963
And be sure to tune in to todays Georgia Gazette for a special remembrance of Dr.King.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Douglas Ruffin, CEO of GiGCreator LLC & Friend
In case you missed any events in Miami during Winter Music Conference, I will be posting some tidbits here. The Mundo Lounge is coming along well and the content is amazing. So. be sure to tune in Satrudays at 11pm starting in mid-may.
For those that don't know, Winter Music Conference is a Dance music conference, catered mostly to DJ's and dance music enthusiasts. The week days are filled with sessions, panels and workshops, with the industry's leading dance music artists, DJ's, broadcasters, media
and others. At night, the streets are fillled with people ready to party and check out the evenings events.
Need a gig? GigCreator LLC was "created" to do just that. It was designed to get you some work at events and parties in order to get your name on the map. Also those looking for talent can go to the database to find talent. I met the ceo, Douglas Ruffin at GiGCreator's VIP Reality Remix at WMC last week. Here's some audio from the Reality Remix event at Gem Nightclub, SouthBeach Miami.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Georgia Public Broadcasting-Radio is adding new content to the lineup and this is the big blog debut!
I am Amanda "Ms. Unique" Scott and I present to you The Mundo Lounge. International lounge invades Georgia in Mid-May on GPB.Org and 88.1 fm WJSP. Other Listings
I, Ms.Unique will be covering the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Fl March 26-30. Winter Music Conference is the Country's and possibly the World's best dance music conference. DJ interviews, DJ spinoffs, panels, musicians, live parties and more!
Stay tuned for more - from me.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
"Big things poppin' & little things stoppin.'"
Im manifesting BIG things. (see past entry for game)
1. I will have my conference trip completely financed! In fact, its already paid in full!
2. A friend will come along.
3. Producing my radio program and podcast is easy and abundant.
4. The light of God & the Universe surrounds me and the love of God and the Universe enfolds me!
5. I have written the best letter of assignment.
I have stopped using certain words in my vocabulary as to attract what's right for me. (ie. want & any negatives)
Hey guys! Its been some time but im still here.
Manifesting has been great and I am so excited about my future and focusing on my present!
So, you see that bird up there? You see it? I wanna be where he is (in the pic). I took that pic during the I Rock The MIC weekend. Just a recap- I stayed in a hostile for the first time. It was ok, I am actually thinking of doing the same again. Maybe. Actually, who knows. Winter Music Conference is coming again and I will be there! Anyone want to finance my trip?
Anwho, here is more I Rock the MIC stuff:
NOCTURNAL NIGHT CLUB DOWNTOWN MIAMI