Help Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang Tour!

Janka Nabay speaks on Lek U Culture

Ahmed Janka Nabay and his band need your help with funding their upcoming American tour and SXSW dates. For those not familiar with him, Janka plays his own “modernized” bubu, a traditional Muslim style of large group bamboo flute music from his native Sierra Leone. If you have the means, please kick a few dollars his way via Kickstarter so him and the band can have a safe journey from the East Coast to Austin. For your listening pleasure, below is one of his most famous tapes, Lek U Culture, only released in Sierra Leone. “Lek U Culture” means “like your culture” in Krio, and is a song Janka wrote about Africans loving their own culture in the face of Westernization, which you can hear him speak on in the audio clip above.

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Tour Dates:

3/9 PITTSBURGH Brillobox w/ Delicate Steve
3/10 LEXINGTON Cosmic Charley’s w/ Delicate Steve
3/11 NASHVILLE The End w/ Delicate Steve
3/12 ATLANTA Drunken Unicorn w/ Toro y Moi, Cloud Nothings
3/13 NEW ORLEANS One Eyed Jacks
3/14 HOUSTON Super Happy Fun Land

SXSW Schedule

3/16 4pm Urban Outfitters Tent
3/16 8:15pm Cherrywood Coffeehouse (Indie Radio Rocks)
3/17 3:30pm French Legation Museum (Other Music)
3/17 11pm Red 7 Outside Stage (Panache Showcase)
3/18 Mrs. Beas (International Tapes)
3/19 3:15pm Brave New Books (Prince Rama Party)
3/19 6pm Tito’s House

Also be sure to check out Janka’s Bubu King album out now on True Panther Sounds.

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