Lately I’ve noticed that I’m listening to music more than usual. Not all music, just one particular album: Ousman’s “The Rising Sun,” an East-African Urban genre. Ninety percent of the time, I only listen to podcasts, most of them from either the BBC or NPR/PRI, but lately I’m listening to this album so often that I’ve bunch of unlistened podcasts. I usually lose interest in music if I listen to it more than twice, but I’m getting obsessed with Ousman! The beat and lyrics of this album are the most addictive music I’ve ever listened to. However, now I’m starting to really get into East African music, especially Kenyan and Tanzanian Urban. What’s so frustrating about this new discovery in music taste is that it’s very hard to find these music online or in the stores in the U.S. Next time I go to the Horn, I’ll definitely go to Mombasa, Nairobi and Dar-E-Salam to get my hands on this overlooked music. But for now, Ousman is keeping me fed…lol.
I highly recommend this album! Just listen to the teasers here and I promise you’ll be hooked.