Wednesday, February 15, 2017

art from banned humans vol. 10

what it is: art from banned humans vol. 10
where i found it: the outside world

Maryam Mursal of Somalia has the distinction of being the first female "Somali jazz" star as well as the first female Somali taxi driver (after the government banned her from performing). Here she is in a somewhat tripped out video featuring autotune and strange graphics.



Here she is again, with more autotune and, towards the end, a cadre of strangely uncomfortable looking backup singers.


And here in a more classic pre-autotune era. The offstage oud player is excellent and there's something just magical in the flat fidelity of it all.