Tag Archives: Songhoy Blues

2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Live Video: Songhoy Blues

What do you get when Malian refugees decide to meet up to make inventive desert rock? The brilliant, heartfelt grooves of Songhoy Blues. Originally from Timbuktu, the four-piece make beautiful, eastern-scaled music not only born out of political unrest but also out of an unwavering love for a rich sound from their homeland, which wasn’t being made inRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 4th: • Freddie Gibbs, ILLFIGHTYOU, Chaz French, Cool Nutz, DJ Mike Ramos at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • Operators, Bogan Via at The Sunset // 21+ (more info)

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KEXP at the OFF Festival in Katowice, Poland, Day 3, Part 1

Having some time to sleep a few nights in Poland, I’m remembering more of what my life was like here. It’s not tied to cinematic flashbacks, more akin to indentations in my psyche. I’m a very different person than the one who stayed here in an alternate universe. Poland is a very different place andRead more…

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