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by DarkAttraktor
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2019-20
Replies: 230
Views: 21624

Re: Futbol 2019-20

argh, this 23rd february has been exactly 17 years ago since i tore my ACL. at some point this year another of my ACL milestones will happen - i will have been living more without a fully functional knee than with it. 10 years ago i still used to wake myself up at nights kicking the bedframe during ...
by DarkAttraktor
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

so when the older generation of Hausa would hear goge in the 1960s what they would hear would be these backward yokels from Niger dabbling with entheogens and spirit-possession cults that were remnants of some other time so what the older Hausa had in mind when goge was mentioned in the 1960s would...
by DarkAttraktor
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

here you have all three tracks - Banine Nafadaba - Dan Gora Allah - Talala Walkin Maciyi, splashed together in a wonderful one take recording

by DarkAttraktor
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

as we delve further and further into the various nooks of Hausa praise singing we operate with fewer and fewer information. for instance, the praise singer i'm presenting today - Hassan Wayam from Zaria (Kaduna state) - has has very little available information in English. there is a lot of intervie...
by DarkAttraktor
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

there also a lot of elegiac songs (like Hafsatu , Kuturu , itd) in Garba Supa's repertoire however since i have a super specific entry point into Hausa praise singing my favourites probably aren't going to be anyone else's favourites. now, i probably don't have a font large enough to say this - i fu...
by DarkAttraktor
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

the late Garba Supa from Kano state is variously refered to on the internet both as Garba Supa (an abbreviation of Garba Super, his artistic name) and Garba Sufa, a popular vernacular corruption of Garba Supa (Hausas have a way of turning all their p's into f's whenever they can - see, for instance,...
by DarkAttraktor
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2019-20
Replies: 230
Views: 21624

Re: Futbol 2019-20

slutsk, man, that name caught me off guard :lol: thanks for the extensive reporting surf, i feel as if i watched the games myself ! you took one for the team ! kidding aside, belarus league is a not among the stronger eastern european leagues. like moldova - they have just one super strong team and ...
by DarkAttraktor
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

argh, i had an irresistible urge to post some more Sani Aliyu Dandawo stuff before i proceed further. late Garba A.D. Kano was Nigeria's Jeff Bezos, an oil tycoon turned all-around business magnate in Nigeria and Africa. given the client-oriented nature of traditional Hausa praise singing, Garba A.D...
by DarkAttraktor
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

my absolute favourite Sani Aliyu Dandawo song is Alhaji Mohamed Mai from the Sarkin Sudan Kontagora digital release (don't know whether it is also a regular release as i haven't seen any commercial recordings of his music), a tribute to some obscure local governor or village chief from Kebbi state o...
by DarkAttraktor
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

Sani Aliyu Dandawo is my favourite Hausa praise singer. he's probably the most musical (in a very specific sense) and one of the guys whose style is so distinct that you can unmistakably pick his tracks out of a whole lot. as stated before, Hausa praise singing being a oral poetry genre, there is al...
by DarkAttraktor
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

today's wakoki (or praise singer) - Ibrahim Narambada is actually super-fun post for me, because he's both an obligatory mention (it seems there's no way past him for chroniclers of Hausa praise singing, especially those with a background in literature) and in the same time one of the most scarcely ...
by DarkAttraktor
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

the funny thing is that since Dankwairo was an older guy, in many videos you can find of him on Youtube he just appears as a central, physical presence while his deputies do the actual singing (and because he's so old and esteemed, he can sort of get away with that). this is the case in this video t...
by DarkAttraktor
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

Dankwairo has like 10 different songs about the late Sardauna - one of the most praised individuals in praise poetry - but for instance i like this song the most: (EDIT i know the audio is horrible in the first minute but it gets better) http://www.youtube.com/v/LiovbISrzbg also, another song that i...
by DarkAttraktor
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

further in our quixotic quest to musically map an oral poetry genre of a language we don't speak we encounter Alhaji Musa Dankwairo from Bakura (Zamfara state). put in comic book terms, Musa Dankwairo is Shata's archnemesis, the only person that could possibly contest Shata's preeminence as the best...
by DarkAttraktor
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

now, most of the stuff i was going to post here is more or less one music genre. for the last 9 months or so i am totally consumed by Hausa praise singing (we're talking Nigeria's Muslim north and Niger's south) as it consumes the largest chunk of my music playtime. i am using Youtube as a music res...
by DarkAttraktor
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

also something for surf, Matthew Lavoie from most excellent Wallahi Le Zein blog (i'll post more stuff from his blog later) posted these super rare recordings of Dimi bint Abba's dad - Sidaty ould Abba from the 1960s. Sidaty ould Abba is generally regarded as half man/half national treasure in Mauri...
by DarkAttraktor
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Undercanonized African Records
Replies: 74
Views: 14851

Re: Undercanonized African Records

heya wombaterz, here's narcdetractor ! no, i haven't forgotten about my promise but its nonetheless so very nice of you to remind me ! :) i haven't got sick or anything, i'm just plain old fashioned mix of lazy & disorganized. good that you nudged me ! first, i start with a confession. after posting...
by DarkAttraktor
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2019-20
Replies: 230
Views: 21624

Re: Futbol 2019-20



i promise to reactivate the underappreciated african records topic during the shutdown, i have shitloads of interesting stuff to report there

goodl luck to everyone and take care
by DarkAttraktor
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2019-20
Replies: 230
Views: 21624

Re: Futbol 2019-20

my commie dad: oh how nice to see an East German team playing at the top level again me: yeah dad, totally (biting my lip not to burst his bubble with "no dad, its not a East German team, but literally an Austrian corporation franchise based in Leipzig"). dad: are they the former Locomotive Leipzig ...
by DarkAttraktor
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2019-20
Replies: 230
Views: 21624

Re: Futbol 2019-20

this was after sampled the delights of the post-socialist healthcare systems. but becoming a partizan fan could be easily be a part of a good 12 steps self-hatred programme.

btw, that's an excellent inter quote by Navi0072, i will steal it ;)