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Recommended show: The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit) at LPR, 7/18

June 16, 2009

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The Very Best is the project of Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and Euro-producer duo Radioclit.  Late last year they released a free mixtape online that used featured Mwamwaya’s warm vocals in English, Portugese, Swahili and Chichewa laid over remixes of tunes by everyone from Vampire Weekend to M.I.A. to Michael Jackson.  Overall the result was a collage of upbeat dance/world/pop and was one of the best releases of ’08.

The Very Best is back in ’09 with their first album of all original material, Warm Heart of Africa.  Better yet, they’re coming thru for 4 U.S. shows next month including a Saturday night stop at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on July 18.  Tickets still available here, get one now before they’re gone.  Download the entire mixtape below. Or, if just want a taste, check out the track Wena, also below.  Other tour dates listed after the jump.

DOWNLOAD: The Very Best Mixtape (Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit).zip

DOWNLOAD: Wena – The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit) (MP3)

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Tour Dates:

July 16 Los Angeles  The Echoplex

 

July 17 San Francisco  Mighty

 

July 18 New York  Le Poisson Rouge

 

July 19 Chicago Pitchfork Music Festival

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. merv permalink
    June 16, 2009 7:00 pm

    ooooooo baby, this is what im lookin’ for. typical rapta-shit, just top shelf danger. thanks B’rap. nice write up in the Science Times too!

  2. June 16, 2009 7:53 pm

    just scooped tix holla

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