Sup Pop Records sub-label.

Owner   : Jon Kertzer host of KEXP’s Best Ambiance radio show and
          Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman.
Distr.  : US - Sub Pop / Forced Exposure
          UK - Action/Boomkat/
Style   :

NA72    001     BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA : I SPEAK FULA              CD      02.2010

        1       I Speak Fula
        2       Jamana Be Diya
        3       Musow
        4       Play
        5       Torin Torin
        6       Bambugu Blues
        7       Amy
        8       Saro
        9       Ladon
        10      Tineni
        11      Falani
        12      Moustapha

Malian maestro Bassekou Kouyate is a virtuoso picker and musical visionary whose
work blurs the lines between West African and American roots music. Bassekou’s
instrument, the ngoni, is a “spike lute” and an ancestor of the banjo, sharing its
taut-skinned drum body, percussive attack, and varied picking techniques. Since 2005,
Bassekou has led Ngoni Ba, the first-ever group built around not one but four ngonis
—-all played by members of his family.
NA72    002     AURELIO                 LARU BEYA                       CD.DL   01.2011

        1       Lubara Wanwa
        2       Laru Beya
        3       Play
        4       Yange
        5       Weibayuwa
        6       Yurumei
        7       Ineweyu
        8       Bisien nu
        9       Mayahuaba
        10      Tio Sam
        11      Play
        12      Wamada
        13      Nuwaruguma
        14      Ereba

Born in the tiny coastal hamlet of Plaplaya on Honduras’ Caribbean coast, Aurelio
Martinez, 39, may be one of the last generations to grow up steeped in Garifuna
tradition. These traditions encompass the African and Caribbean Indian roots of
his ancestors, a group of shipwrecked slaves who intermarried with local natives
on the island of St. Vincent, only to be deported to the Central American coast in
the late eighteenth century.
NA72    003     DEBO BAND               DEBO BAND                       2LP.CD  07.2012

        1       Akale Wube
        2       Ney Ney Weleba
        3       Not Just a Song
        4       Yefeker Wegagene
        5       Asha Gedawo
        6       Tenesh Kelbe Lay
        7       And Lay
        8       Medinanna Zelesegna
        9       Habesha
        10      Ambassel
        11      DC Flower

Debo Band is an 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen
and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. Since their inception in 2006,
the band have toured Ethiopia twice, having appeared at both the Ethiopian Music
Festival in Addis Ababa and Sauti Za Busara in Zanzibar, the largest music festival
in East Africa. In North America, they’ve shared stages with Gogol Bordello, The
Family Stone, Tilahun Gessesse (one of the great voices of Ethiopian pop since the
‘60s), The Ex with Ethiopian sax legend Getatchew Mekuria, Group Doueh, and Khaira
Arby and Her Band. They’ve also performed at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, The Kennedy
Center, Montreal Jazz Fest, globalFEST 2012 at Webster Hall, Joe’s Pub, and World
Music Festival: Chicago.