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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday February 10th, 2010 with Alnoor Allidina

An hour of funk featuring the Whitefield Brothers and their previous band, The Poets of Rhythm. We also feature tunes from upcoming and exciting Ottawa concerts.
The Whitefield Brothers are Max and Jan Weissenfeldt. They are very funky, as are their friends -- Max is the percussionist in the rather incredible Heliocentrics. Earthology is the brothers' new release on Stones Throw.
Joyful Exaltation
The Whitefield Brothers - Earthology - Stones Throw New
Taisho
The Whitefield Brothers - Earthology - Stones Throw New
Breakin' Through
The Whitefield Brothers - Earthology - Stones Throw New
Sad Nile
The Whitefield Brothers - Earthology - Stones Throw New
The new Souljazz disc, Rising Sun, comes out internationally on Feb 16th. The Ottawa CD release happens on Feb 26th at Babylon. The Gatineau release is planned for March 13th at Le Petit Chicago. More info at http://www.myspace.com/souljazzorchestra
Mamaya
The Souljazz Orchestra - Rising Sun - Strut Canadian New
Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble takes the stage at the Mercury Lounge on Tuesday February 23. The lineup may be different than that in this next track (Ernest Dawkins, "Abu" Harold Murray, Joseph Bowie.)
Well You Needn't
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - The Continuum - Delmark
Bassekou Kouyate plays with Bela Fleck and his Africa Project on March 1, 2010 at Dominion Chalmers United Church. Kouyate is from Mali and plays a lute-like instrument called the Ngoni. More info on the concert at http://www.ottawajazzfestival.com
Bassekou
Bassekou Kouyate - Segu Blue - Out Here Records
Live From Tigre Lounge
Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics - Information Inspiration Volume 3 - Strut
In the Raw, the first disc put out by the Whitefields, was released in 2001.
Rampage
The Whitefield Brothers - In the Raw - Soul Fire
Witch--Jam
The Whitefield Brothers - In the Raw - Soul Fire
Thunderbird
The Whitefield Brothers - In the Raw - Soul Fire
The Poets of Rhythm formed in Munich in 1992 and also featured Boris Geiger and Jan Krause. Practice What You Preach is an early release that was re-issued by Daptone in 2006.
The Plan
The Poets of Rhythm - Practice What You Preach - Daptone Records
What You Doin'
The Poets of Rhythm - Practice What You Preach - Daptone Records
Choking on a Piece of Meat
The Poets of Rhythm - Practice What You Preach - Daptone Records