Etienne de la Sayette "Maputo Queens" LP - Support Paris DJs' 4th crowdfunding campaign

Help Paris DJs press a limited edition vinyl LP and CD of Etienne de la Sayette's solo album 'Maputo Queens', along with some new t-shirts & sweatshirts, all illustrated by graphic artist Ben Hito. Support Paris DJs' Crowdfunding campaign on Kiss Kiss Bank Bank Today Internet subscriptions and...

Paris DJs 2015 Playlist #1

It's the return of the Paris DJs playlist!! The first week of the year was quite eventful records and releases-wise in our studio. New CDs from Batida de Colónia, East African Krautjazz Alliance or Marabout Orkestra; new vinyl from Brian Ellis, Dexter Story, The Lions, Tito Chicoma Y Su Orquesta;...

Akalé Wubé - Mèmona (Etienne de la Sayette Remix) (Digital Single, 2015, Paris DJs)

'Mèmona' is a traditional Ethiopian piece from the Tigray Region (the northernmost of the nine ethnic regions of Ethiopia), played at weddings. Akalé Wubé discovered the song as sung by Tèwèldè Rèdda on the 'Éthiopiques 5: Tigrigna Music 1970-1975' compilation from Buda Musique, released in 1999....

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Return Of The Dig-Fu (Akalé Wubé Remix) (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Following up on Paris DJs tradition of reworking songs using only their vocal part to build a brand new intrumental to back it, Parisian Ehio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé has decided to try their organic jazz chops on an a cappela from Chicago MC RacecaR. Originally produced by Grant Phabao as an...

Akalé Wubé - Alègntayé feat. Genet Asefa (Grant Phabao Remix) (Digital Single, 2015, Paris DJs)

While discussing the possibility of releasing Akalé Wubé's sax & flute player Etienne de la Sayette's solo recordings on Paris DJs, the idea of getting Grant Phabao to put to good use his reggae-remixing skills on one of Akalé Wubé's songs arose quickly. But what about the Ethiopian horn or...

October 2015 Recommended Live Shows in Paris

The amount of cool shows happening in Paris or close during this month of october is just plain ridiculous. Even ourselves keep on mixing up the dates of all the upcoming ones we absolutely don't want to miss! So we thought it could be useful to chronologically list all the ones we feel could be...

Akalé Wubé + Lansiné Diabaté & RacecaR - Friday, june 26th at Studio de l'Ermitage (Paris)

Tonight (friday june 26th) the masterful Parisian Ethio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé are back at Le Studio de l'Ermitage for a show featuring Guinean balafonist Lansiné Diabaté and American MC RacecaR! The gig will also be streamed live on Yvan Amar's 'Jazz Club' on France Musique. So you have two choices:...

The Best of 2014

It's already february 2015 and this article comes late - which always better than never! Digital sales have now become a thing of the past for many, since a bit of notoriety gets your music available for free in just a few hours after release, and since the taxation has now changed in Europe for...

Baeshi Bang - Old School K-Pop Revisited (CD EP, Bruit Chic, 2014)

Sax player and multi-instrumentalistEtienne de la Sayette launches a new project just like you decide to put on a new shirt. We've talked about the ethio jazz of Akalé Wubé many times, but there's also Frix, Gulab Ja Moun, Camrao Orkestra… and for sure many more in preparation. The man just never...

Akalé Wubé - Sost (CD/LP, Clapson, 2014)

Fondly remembering a stage we shared a few years back in Bruxelles, it's always a great pleasure to give a new Akalé Wubé album a listen. The French ethio-jazz band is already six years old and 'Sost' is their fourth long-player after 'Plays Ehiopian Groove Greatest Hits' (2009), 'Akalé Wubé'...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - In The Footsteps of the Ethio-Jazz Innovator

Next thursday evening in Paris will be a BIG date at La Bellevilloise, thanks to our friends from the Soul Train parties, who produce an Ethio Jazz Night with Strut... featuring Mulatu Astake and The Heliocentrics playing live!! You DON'T want to miss this show and as an appetizer here's a small...

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Extravaganza

The Paris DJs extended family has among the most pro-active in spreading the good word about worldwide African music. Celebrating the recent releases by One Foot In Jail or Franck Biyong on our brand new Colored-Inc. label, and announcing the upcoming albums from Oghene Kologbo or Ebo Taylor,...

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