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Secret Planet #5 SATURDAY w Baba Commandant

Posted 10/16/23

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Secret Planet #5 SATURDAY w Baba Commandant


Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band (Burkina Faso) -coming back to Pittsburgh after headlining Pittonkatonk in May.


Dwarfs of East Agouza featuring Alan Bishop co-founder of Sublime Frequencies and of legendary Sun City Girls.

to add some icing to the cake its Pandemic Pete's bday blowout so expect guest djs playing far out psychedelic funk, tripped out cumbias, balkan foot stompers, and bizarre beats!


Sublime Frequencies is honored to release the third LP from Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band. Sonbonbela was recorded in the beginning of 2022 in the Republic of Burkina Faso. The group continue to hone their trademark fusion of Mandingue and afro-beat styles. The Mandingo Band are a hit machine, sculpting seven new tracks of near Beefheart/Magic Band dynamics, Fela inspired groovers dusted out in the Sahel zone, rather than the humidity and sweat of Lagos, creating one of the most original and propulsive musical statements to come from the contemporary West African cultural juggernaut. As with previous releases, the band features the legendary guitar pyrotechnics of Issouf Diabate, truly one of the greatest West African (or Earth for that matter) guitarists of the last forty years. The band is completed by a near bottomless barrel of artistry from the Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso musical talent pool.


The Dwarfs of East Agouza is a improvising band formed in Cairo, Egypt combining repetitive North African drums, free jazz guitar inspired by West African traditions and motorik acoustic bass a'la krautrock in a colourful and lively blend of hot psychedelia