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Kaytranada flips Janet Jackson’s “If” lovely. Just a little summer get right.

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Photo taken from the book “Nomads who cultivate beauty” by Mette Bovin (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2001)Wodaabe dancers 1975

Photo taken from the book “Nomads who cultivate beauty” by Mette Bovin (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2001)Wodaabe dancers 1975

Lyon, Avril 2013

Lyon, Avril 2013

The beauty that is John Coltrane.

The beauty that is John Coltrane.

Tuareg Rings
"Finger rings ‘tisek’ are passed between Tuareg women and men as signs of affection. Those with carnelian setting are believed to have the same properties as ‘tanfouk’ pendants in healing wounds and averting the evil eye". Rings shown here are from Mali.
Photo and caption by Angela Fisher from her book Africa Adorned
 

Tuareg Rings

"Finger rings ‘tisek’ are passed between Tuareg women and men as signs of affection. Those with carnelian setting are believed to have the same properties as ‘tanfouk’ pendants in healing wounds and averting the evil eye". Rings shown here are from Mali.

Photo and caption by Angela Fisher from her book Africa Adorned

 

Bisj Poles, 1960
Asmat, New Guinea
 A Bisj pole is a ritual artifact created and used by the Asmat people of south-western New Guinea up to the present day. Bisj poles can be erected as an act of revenge, to pay homage to the ancestors, to calm the spirits of the deceased and to bring harmony and spiritual strength to the community. Objects similar to Bisj poles are found among many peoples of the South Pacific islands, such as peoples from  New Zealand and Vanuatu.

Bisj Poles, 1960

Asmat, New Guinea

 A Bisj pole is a ritual artifact created and used by the Asmat people of south-western New Guinea up to the present day. Bisj poles can be erected as an act of revenge, to pay homage to the ancestors, to calm the spirits of the deceased and to bring harmony and spiritual strength to the community. Objects similar to Bisj poles are found among many peoples of the South Pacific islands, such as peoples from  New Zealand and Vanuatu.

really dope image - source unknown.

really dope image - source unknown.

Yup… Tonight was a great night. Shout out niki.nel and the official don.

Yup… Tonight was a great night. Shout out niki.nel and the official don.

So Fresh and So Clean!

A subtle heater by Like from the group Pac Div. Perfectly titled African Black Soap.

Beautiful cover of Joe’s “Things Your Man Won’t Do”. Pure soul and humble delivery. A subtle reminder that Black music is everywhere. Shout out to freereeves and theawesomefarm.

PIPE

Grab your beach blanket & surfboard. Don’t forget this summertime companion for the beach bum. The pipe has never been bigger. New installment curated by Niki.Nel

1 - Deus, O Terço
2 - Lust For Life, Girls
3 - Days, The Drums
4 - My United States Of Whatever, Liam Lynch
5 - Disorder, Joy Division
6 - Castiatic Tackle, Thee Oh Sees
7 - Tres Garotas, Os Santos
8 - Valhalla, K-OS
9 - Models Can’t Fuck, Young Whisper
10 - Movie Light, Soft Healer (SD Mix)
11 - Melvin, The Pandoras
12 - Le Temps De L’amour, Francoise Hardy
13 - Boys Don’t Cry, The Cure

M-O-N-E-Y never did a think for L-O-V-I-N… I feel it in my third eye, love will never end. Ask me what I need? I need your lovin’.
- Tina Marie

Georgia Anne Muldrow is one of THE most slept on producers in black music… The way she inserts herself into this live recording without overwhelming it. Just being a virtual conductor of her own orchestra.