'A stunning collision of Indian Bollywood, Jamaican dub, reggae & Harlem jazz.'
One of our Absolute Favorite worldy labels is the excellent, New York-based Ostinato Records. It excels, in its own words, in releasing long forgotten music from Africa, Haiti and Cape Verde. In its young existence, Ostinato Records already garnered a Grammy nomination for the stunning album "Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa." in the "Best Historical album" category.
With Groupe RTD, meaning Groupe Radiodiffusion-Télévision de Djibouti, Ostinato Records succeeded in releasing the very first album outside the borders of Djibouti. Djibouti - located in the Horn of Africa and bordered by Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia - is a country of less than 1 million people where every band (!) is state-owned. The nine-member Groupe RTD serves as the regular house band of the radio and television station RTD. Now on tour in Europe for the first time with their acclaimed album 'The Dancing Devils of Djibouti' and exclusively in AB!
In the press★★★★ (Financial Times)
‘A little gift.’ (NPR)
‘Groundbreaking.’ (Radio France Internationale)
‘An absolute knockout.’ (The Vinyl District)