BIA / “Araurum Kim Kim”

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4 Responses to “BIA / “Araurum Kim Kim””

luna Says:
September 18th, 2005 at 12:07 pm

i cannot right click on the title below the album cover image anymore i have a pc…pls help?!! thank yall peace & love


          mp3 downloads are temporarily down          

we feel your pain, but unfortunately it will take another week before we can fix the download problem.  normally, mtume, kalamu and bryan are all in the same city—so when there is a problem, we can easily solve it. however, katrina has created major problems for us. bryan, who is our web designer and major problem fixer, is on the road between miami and dallas. all the paperwork and high-level pass codes are back in new orleans (hopefully, not underwater). what all that means is that it’s going to take us a minute to reconstruct and then be able to troubleshoot and solve the mp3 problem.

relief soon come… (that’s a bit of macabre humor, if you don’t get it, don’t worry about it.)

our goal is to be fully operational by next week. meanwhile, please enjoy the jukebox. 


Lynn Says:
September 19th, 2005 at 9:53 am

Kalamu and Mtume,

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Bia selections this week.

I find myself looking forward to BOL every week and I figured I should tell y’all that I think the site is not only cool, but really important. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like BOL connects me with music in a way that would never happen on my own. I love good music, but I don’t “pursue” it like talking about. There are just too many other things at the top of my priority list, which, up ’till now, has meant that unless I happened to read something about somebody doing beautiful, interesting things with music or unless somebody handed me a CD and said: “here, listen to this,” my musical knowledge was largely dependent on commercial radio (shudder) or what I heard at Kalamu’s office in Treme. Plus, when I moved to New York four years ago and stopped driving, I had little reason to turn on the radio. The results of all that being the purchase of maybe three CDs in the past two years (especially since I cancelled that BMG Music club subscription!). At home, there’s a pile of BMG CDs, 80 percent of which don’t get played, and 10 percent of which get played the hell out. And while I love that 10 percent — mostly Nina Simone, Cassandra Wilson, that Al Green anthology in the white leather case, and the soundtrack from “Frida” — it’s nice to think I might be able to expand that glorious repertoire and venture into music buying again without fear of the hoodwink CD (you know the one, the artist got one good song so you think you want a whole CD of his/her music only to find out $17 later that you been had)…

Anyway, keep it up.


Thierry Says:
September 19th, 2005 at 9:34 pm

Thanks a lot for this wonderful site. I enjoy very much your selections. It’s great if you can fix the problem with downloads (and it would be nice to put the previous weeks downloads on line as well). 

All the best from France. Th.

Johnathan James Says:
September 20th, 2005 at 4:56 pm

I’ve always thought World Music was such a disrespectful name for such a beautiful genre of music. Its in the same vein as a person from China or Africa coming to this country, and then being named Jack or Sam or something like that because its what Western Culture can relate to. In general, however, I am okay with music like Bia’s being called World Music. That just means its not American music, and for the forseeable future will not be assimilated as Jazz and Hip Hop have been.

Thank you for bringing Bia to my attention. I enjoy checking into BOL, and always enjoy the music, even if I’m not familiar with it, as is often the case.


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