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NY Afro Fest 2011: Tuelo le Badimo

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For those of you who missed the NY Afro Fest’s September 24th debut, which a lot of people did due to technical problems with connecting to WBAI 99.5 FM, Tuelo le Badimo (which means Tuelo and the Gods/Ancestors) performed at BUKA Restaurant in Brooklyn after the Literary panel. The music is exhilarating. The banter between band members, the improvisation with Anthony Sloan and the play on words and songs,  the restaurant bell chiming in at inordinately appropriate moments, the foot traffic and street conversations, even MTA buses and vehicular traffic contributed to this unique Brooklyn experience. Tuelo le Badimo led by Tuelo Minah truly brought down the blessings of the Ancestors to NY Afro Fest 2011. Look out for Tuelo le Badimo on AfrobeatRadio on WBAI soon.

Tuelo le Badimo at BUKA Restaurant, NYC. Photo: Nat/BUKA

The Band

Tuelo Minah Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist, from Mafikeng, South Africa; Mark Anselm, lead guitar- Annapolis from Maryland; Dominique Joseph, Drummer/Percussion- Tampa from Florida, and Tsholo Mokubung, singer, hand percussion from Kimberley, South Africa.

The Songs in order of appearance:

  1. Here we are
  2. Trafficking
  3. Come as You are
  4. Kelebogile
  5. Bombs
  6. Will the circle be unbroken- Cover, Carter Family
  7. Malabulabu – Tswana Traditional
  8. Dominique Joseph – Drumming
  9. Fela

Thank you for such a wonderful performance.


By AfrobeatRadio



  • AudioDramatist said:

    It was an awesome set. Hope you can post the live recording some time in the future

  • AudioDramatist said:

    Oh you did post the session. Thanks. I actually love the real live sound in the back ground, especially the traffic and IND subway going by underground during theTrafficking song.
    The Carter Family song was awesome.
    Good Stuff.

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