Afrorack by Brian Bamanya from Uganda

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Afrorack by Brian Bamanya from Uganda

Post by e-grad » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:29 am

Yesterday I have stumbled across an interesting African Special on a French German broadcasting station which features a DIY modular synth from Uganda called Afrorack built by Brian Bamanya. See link below at 6:45 (the programme features some more stuff of interest):

arte Africa Special / German

arte Africa Special / French

Brian Bamyana has his own youtube channel. This one of the vids he has uploaded:
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Since the search function is broken I could not check whether Bamyana has been covered here before.
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Post by cyclyk » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:44 am

Was about to post about it after seeing it last night on french tv.. it just gives smile!

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Post by Shakey Muff » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:14 pm

Cool

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Post by tardishead » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:33 am

AFRORACK
so good ....... about time too!

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Post by cornutt » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:41 pm

Sort of has that old-skool PAiA vibe.
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Post by ExtrasensoryPerception » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:47 am

loved this!

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Post by lauprellim » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:34 pm

I love this. I hope there is more of it. Different cultures can teach us so much when using the same or similar tools.

As a professional violinist, I was shocked when I learned that Karnatic musicians in India used the violin in their music for many hundreds of years. Their way of holding the instrument, tuning it, and playing it is very different from the Western school, yet anyone who has ever heard a really top-notch Karnatic violinist has to be blown away by the virtuosity, musicianship and inventiveness.
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Post by rayultine » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:00 pm

Boiler room just posted a live set from this guy and it is super great. Does he have any releases yet?!

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Post by Soy Sos » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:24 am

Reaching out to him.
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Post by blw » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:13 am

Interesting. A DIY jam video...

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Really big website pic...

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Post by electricanada » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:57 pm

lauprellim wrote:I love this. I hope there is more of it. Different cultures can teach us so much when using the same or similar tools.

As a professional violinist, I was shocked when I learned that Karnatic musicians in India used the violin in their music for many hundreds of years. Their way of holding the instrument, tuning it, and playing it is very different from the Western school, yet anyone who has ever heard a really top-notch Karnatic violinist has to be blown away by the virtuosity, musicianship and inventiveness.
You may want to check out the Moroccan violin tradition:

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Post by Flexyflier » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:19 pm

electricanada wrote:
lauprellim wrote:I love this. I hope there is more of it. Different cultures can teach us so much when using the same or similar tools.

As a professional violinist, I was shocked when I learned that Karnatic musicians in India used the violin in their music for many hundreds of years. Their way of holding the instrument, tuning it, and playing it is very different from the Western school, yet anyone who has ever heard a really top-notch Karnatic violinist has to be blown away by the virtuosity, musicianship and inventiveness.
You may want to check out the Moroccan violin tradition:

[video][/video]
That was cool,think I prefer this to the Indian style.
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New Bamanya Brian set and interview.

Post by shimmeringtrashpile » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:31 pm

Ya! Brian's music is rad! He has a new set posted courtesy of the Boiler Room and Nyege Nyege Festival over on YouTube.

[video][/video]

Also, I managed to interview him recently over on my podcast if anybody is interested in learning more about the Afrorack, his creative inspirations, etc. He gave a shout out to Chris Beckstrom! 8-) Super cool guy doing a lot of cool things. http://opposablepodcast.com/64

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Post by Ears » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:40 pm

Got to see him at Nyege Nyege fest in Jinja Uganda last month. Very cool. Pretty sure his set was recorded by Boiler Room if you’re into seeing a replay. I took great vids but my phone got stolen later on so it’s all lost...

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Post by Ears » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:45 pm

Found it - here’s his set from September [video] [/video]

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