Feb 1 2018

David Byrne Presents: The Beautiful Shitholes

By David Byrne

Song Artist Purchase
Llegué Llegué / Guararey de Pastorita Los Van Van Amazon
Bacalao con Pan Irakere Amazon
El Baile del Buey Cansao Los Van Van Discogs
Ikiri Ada Lazaro Ros & Mezcla Amazon
Ojos Color Sol Calle 13 ft. Silvio Rodriguez Amazon
Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo Calle 13 Amazon
Me Voy Ibeyi ft. Mala Rodriguez Amazon
Ojuelegba WizKid Amazon
Indignados (Radio Edit) Kefaya Amazon
Malukayi Mbongwana Star ft. Konono No. 1 Amazon
Kamelemba (Radio Edit) Oumou Sangaré Amazon
Osali Mabe Staff Benda Bilili Amazon
Moziki Staff Benda Bilili Amazon
Nyaradzo Mokoomba Amazon
Naku Xuva Monoswezi Amazon
Eh Ya Ye Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet Amazon
M'bife Amadou & Mariam Amazon
Artistiya Amadou & Mariam Amazon
Ghana Blues Gerald Toto & Richard Bona & Lokua Kanza Amazon
L'Endormie Gerald Toto & Richard Bona & Lokua Kanza Amazon
Na Ye Gerald Toto & Richard Bona & Lokua Kanza Amazon
Hello Jupiter & Okwess Amazon
Il N'est Jamais Trop Tard Cheikh Lô Amazon
Pata Pata Miriam Makeba Amazon
Mona Ki Ngi Xica Bonga Amazon
Utrus Horas Orchestra Baobab Amazon
Senegal Fast Food Amadou & Mariam Amazon
Soubour Songhoy Blues Amazon
Cler Achel Tinariwen Amazon
Zombie Fela Kuti Amazon
Yala Oumou Sangaré Amazon
Gaga Tres Haiti Amazon
Girls Girls Girls T-Micky & Wyclef Jean Amazon
M'pral Domi Nan Simitye RAM Amazon
Baby I Miss You Carimi Amazon
Nou la Michel Martelly Amazon

Image of Oumou Sangaré from The Financial Times.

I assume I don’t have to explain where the shithole reference came from.

Here’s a playlist that gives just the smallest sample of the depth and range of creativity that continues to pour out of the countries in Africa and the Caribbean. It is undeniable. Can music help us empathize with its makers?

For me, Trump is not the issue. We know and have known for a long time that he is racist. That is a fact, borne out by plenty of evidence. It’s not news—we know what he is.

What is truly disturbing are the Republicans who go along with this person. Their behavior makes them complicit and the same as he is...exactly the same, no difference. Remember that come voting time.

The swells in Davos too—people who are happy to get rich off Trump’s policies and are more than fine supporting a racist. None of them have risen to condemn his racism and to say that this man does not represent our values as human beings.

Got that off my chest, now maybe I can listen to some music.

Enjoy.

David Byrne

Feb 1 2018

David Byrne Presents: The Beautiful Shitholes

By David Byrne

Song Artist Purchase
Llegué Llegué / Guararey de Pastorita Los Van Van Amazon
Bacalao con Pan Irakere Amazon
El Baile del Buey Cansao Los Van Van Discogs
Ikiri Ada Lazaro Ros & Mezcla Amazon
Ojos Color Sol Calle 13 ft. Silvio Rodriguez Amazon
Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo Calle 13 Amazon
Me Voy Ibeyi ft. Mala Rodriguez Amazon
Ojuelegba WizKid Amazon
Indignados (Radio Edit) Kefaya Amazon
Malukayi Mbongwana Star ft. Konono No. 1 Amazon
Kamelemba (Radio Edit) Oumou Sangaré Amazon
Osali Mabe Staff Benda Bilili Amazon
Moziki Staff Benda Bilili Amazon
Nyaradzo Mokoomba Amazon
Naku Xuva Monoswezi Amazon
Eh Ya Ye Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet Amazon
M'bife Amadou & Mariam Amazon
Artistiya Amadou & Mariam Amazon
Ghana Blues Gerald Toto & Richard Bona & Lokua Kanza Amazon
L'Endormie Gerald Toto & Richard Bona & Lokua Kanza Amazon
Na Ye Gerald Toto & Richard Bona & Lokua Kanza Amazon
Hello Jupiter & Okwess Amazon
Il N'est Jamais Trop Tard Cheikh Lô Amazon
Pata Pata Miriam Makeba Amazon
Mona Ki Ngi Xica Bonga Amazon
Utrus Horas Orchestra Baobab Amazon
Senegal Fast Food Amadou & Mariam Amazon
Soubour Songhoy Blues Amazon
Cler Achel Tinariwen Amazon
Zombie Fela Kuti Amazon
Yala Oumou Sangaré Amazon
Gaga Tres Haiti Amazon
Girls Girls Girls T-Micky & Wyclef Jean Amazon
M'pral Domi Nan Simitye RAM Amazon
Baby I Miss You Carimi Amazon
Nou la Michel Martelly Amazon

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