Lost links & Re-ups

On any post, if the link is no longer good, leave a comment if you want the music re-uploaded. As long as I still have the file, or the record, cd, or cassette to re-rip, I will gladly accommodate in a timely manner all such requests.

Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

25 June 2013


Djibouti is a multiethnic country. The two largest ethnic groups are the Somali & the Afar. The Afar (Arabic: عفار‎) are also known as the Danakil. Traditional Afar music resembles the folk music of other parts of the Horn of Africa such as Ethiopia; it also contains elements of Arabic music. The history of Djibouti is recorded in the poetry & songs of its nomadic people. Djibouti is called ‘the Nation of Poets’. The musical history goes back thousands of years to a time when the peoples of Djibouti traded hides & skins for the perfumes & spices of ancient Egypt, India, & China. Afar oral literature is also quite musical. It comes in many varieties, including songs for weddings, war, praise, & boasting.

Abdullah Leh (or Lee or Leé, who knows, its transliteration from Arabic, after all)

[1) Muammar Qaddafi, 2) Mo'ammar Gadhafi, 3) Muammar Kaddafi, 4) Muammar Qadhafi, 5) Moammar El Kadhafi, 6) Muammar Gadafi, 7) Mu'ammar al-Qadafi, 8) Moamer El Kazzafi, 9) Moamar al-Gaddafi, 10) Mu'ammar Al Qathafi, 11) Muammar Al Qathafi, 12) Mo'ammar el-Gadhafi, 13) Moamar El Kadhafi, 14) Muammar al-Qadhafi, 15) Mu'ammar al-Qadhdhafi, 16) Mu'ammar Qadafi , 17) Moamar Gaddafi
18) Mu'ammar Qadhdhafi, 19) Muammar Khaddafi, 20) Muammar al-Khaddafi, 21) Mu'amar al-Kadafi, 22) Muammar Ghaddafy, 23) Muammar Ghadafi, 24) Muammar Ghaddafi, 25) Muamar Kaddafi, 26) Muammar Quathafi, 27) Mohammer Q'udafi, 28) Muammar Gheddafi, 29) Muamar Al-Kaddafi, 30) Moammar Khadafy, 31) Moammar Qudhafi, 32) Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi…my favorite example, & that’s just one despot person]

...well, Abdullah L. is the grand master of Afar music & is respected throughout Djibouti for his decades of dedication & mastery of the traditional Djibouti music. Abdullah is a master of the oud but wails on the electric guitar just as well, creating some of the most Arabic sounding Afro-funk I’ve heard so (a)far.  I probably could find more information on this legendary musician if I understood Afar. I hardly understand Anear.

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Tracklist – 

Dabali Sareh
Kote Aroda Qoborota Kiniyanu
Wamlehka Yoh Itam Waam
Wosamanikeye Wosamanikeye
Assamaqat Mana y Assomi Mayou
Ganibeye Yole Amkeye Atu Inale Amete Qala Matuke Ameye
Heerik Kah Rada Kah Tandufulee Ise Tub Le Maluk Teete Inti Kexe
Imanina Elesotam Amahteti
Akoqem Roci Kougacnih Gaxa
Yadow Ayga
Waqala Warsitan Ke Wa
Ede Makoo Qarafa


A fellow blogger Kevin over at Eclectic Grooves used to do a feature call Plain Brown Wrappers where he posted up rare & unusual mixes unlabeled to see who could figure it out. Here’s my version called Bloody Red Handkerchief. The mix is called Sheikh Djibouti. First one to figure out the cuts gets something good (musical). Apologies to Kevin.

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  1. Abdullah

  2. Andrew,
    Got your comments. Thanks.
    If you want to let me know about the others,
    just put a list in comments somewhere.
    I'll check the list & let you know if I need any
    or want any for my personal files. That way you don't
    have to include all the links for no reason.
    I'll check some of the ones you sent as soon as I can
    tomorrow & let you know.

    1. Ahdrew,
      I tried all the links you sent. None of them seem to be working.
      Thanks for the effort, however.

    2. Andrew,
      The second two sets you sent today work fine.
      Thanks ever so much. Don't know what I'll use or save.
      Will have time to check them out better this week-end.
      Don't know what happened about the first two sets. Kept getting error codes for all of them stating files not available.