Mr. Anonymous – Pantonal (feat. Boubacar Diebate)
This is the first offering after the original drummer for “The Samples” traveled to Jamaica with acoustic guitar and drum machine to record experimental dancehall/hiphop/party music with Jamaica’s premiere musicians including Bounty Killer, Sly & Robbie, Michael Rose (from Black Uhuru), Dave Wakeling (from The English Beat) and many more.. That exceptional album came out about two years ago.
Jeep MacNichol (aka Mr. Anonymous) has now paired up with Senegal born griot, Boubacar Diebate on his newest electronic, afro-beat, and psychedelic meets dancehall flavored track, remixed for a Japanese release. His second album should be dropping very soon, most likely with a wealth of collaborations that have yet to be named, aside from the psychedelic/dub venture with Mega Banton and bandellero styled track with dancehall legend Pinchers.
Boubacar, also based in Boulder, recently played a packed house at the Copa in Austin during South by Southwest. I speed walked several blocks over to the show after a rock event at Spiro’s and was treated to something unlike any of the other performances I’d been to during the previous three days of the festival. Bouba plays the Kora, a 21 stringed lute, drums, and sang in his traditional West African style, while musicians jammed alongside. Rumor has it that earlier in the fesival, Bouba had heard a guitarist speaking his native language in town, introduced himself and shortly found himself playing side by side at the showcase, with quite the electric charge in the air and smiles all around.
I recently spoke with Jeep and he was extremely excited to get this track out to you all. Like the rest of us here at Insomnia Radio, he was also very saddened by the recent loss of reggae pioneer Mikey Dread, definitely a legend he viewed as one of the all time greats. [cs]
ARTIST: Mr. Anonymous
TRACK: Pantonal (feat. Boubacar Diebate)
ALBUM: Bricolages (Ryuichi Sakamoto)