Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Songs for a Stormy Day

And the rain continues...complete with a furious hail storm this afternoon that nearly knocked me off my feet. Here's a sampling of what's on my speakers today in an attempt to combat the gray weather here in the Bay Area. Enjoy!

A little Chilean-Swedish rap to kick things off:

Some Jamaican music that reminds me of Maputo( why don't these girls get more airtime in the US??):

A bit of kwaito from South Africa:

It's not a dance party without a little Naija:

Gracias a la vida...musica mexicana linda:


AmanZman said...

Hey! I found ur blog ever since I found out that I got a job in Maputo..just wanted to drop a line and say thanks for the great posts. Also if ur ever interested in coming back Agha Khan Foundation has a really interesting program in working in Cabo Delgado in helping artisans,specifically Jewelers, designs more marketable.

Ali la Loca said...

Hi Aman,

I'm glad the blog has been useful in preparation for your move to Maputo. I am actually familiar with Aga Khan's program in Cabo Delgado and know a couple of people who work up there. I also know the silversmiths from Ibo - they do great work. Are you working with Aga Khan??

AmanZman said...

Yeah I just started with AKF a few weeks ago. Def feel like a fish out of water until I learn the ropes...but Maputo is great! I also wanted to ask you, do you know if there is an Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant in Maputo?? I have heard it mentioned on a few "things to do in Maputo" sites but have no idea where it is. I am originally from Eritrea...so finding this mythical restaurant is my quest in Maputo this weekend.

Ali la Loca said...

~Aman - I also heard of that mythical Ethiopian restaurant and tried to find it a couple of times with no luck, although I admit I wasn't that thorough in my searching. This is what I've heard from colleagues who have been to the restaurant:

It is on Av. Eduardo Mondlane, near the big mosque. It is on the same side as the mosque.

The restaurant is actually Ethiopian/Italian, it seems, so perhaps some people know it as the latter when you ask for directions.

My memory may be failing me, but I believe it is called The Cottage or something along those lines.

Please report back if you actually manage to find it!!