Rawkin’ @ The Lively Lady, Arusha, Tanzania,

On the wall @ The Lively Lady

Had a great time this evening spinning tunes at The Lively Lady this evening after work, really good fun to try to figure out what music fits in a bar on the other side of the planet… Really fun. Initially the crowd was all locals and as the evening went on, the travelers came in… There were many great moments… the few best that come to mind were when a woman, who is a singer/musician staying in town here shooting a video and playing gigs came up to me after I played The Coup’s “Laugh\Love\Fuck,” gave me a big hug and a kiss and told me that she was so psyched that I was playing that… she sang along with her whole table… the other was when the table of locals, sitting out of my sight behind me, tapped me on the shoulder to praise Matisyahu… Looking over the setlist, though the owner had told me he was a rocker, the crowd clearly was happier with the Hip Hop, Afro, Soul, Jazz… I had a blast, met a lot of people who could not help but shimmy… some shook.

Here’s the evening’s setlist:

1    Roots Train – Junior Murvin & Dillinger
2    Twist & Crawl – Death in Vegas
3    Country Grammar(Hydro Mix) – Steinski
4    Cler Achel – Tinariwen
5    Sixty Minute Man – Rufus Thomas
6    Expensive Shit – Fela Kuti
7    Dig for Fire – Pixies
8    Wreck My Flow – Dirtbombs
9    Route 66 – Count Bishops
10    Downpresser Man – Peter Tosh
11    Do The Beng Beng – Derrik Morgan
12    54-46 Was My Number – Toots and the Maytals
13    Twenty Five Mile To Move On – Zamali
14    I Got Cash – Brooklyn Funk Essentials
15    Ease Back – Meters
16    Saturday Night Fish Fry – Louis Jordan
17    Police In Helicopter – John Holt
18    Money [feat Gary ‘Nesta’ Pine & Dollarman] – Easy Star All-Stars
19    Timimoun-Timboucau – Gnawa Diffusion
20    Tulsa – Wayne Hancock
21    The Rebel Spell – Mano Negra
22    Paper Planes – M.I.A.
23    Laugh\Love\Fuck – The Coup
24    It’s Tricky – Run-D.M.C.
25    Cut Chemist Suite – Ozomatli
26    Ain’t No Thing – Steinski
27    Le Pain Perdu – Cibo Matto
28    Hot Topic – Le Tigre
29    What’s Going On – Jungle Brothers
30    My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small
31    Play Your Part (Pt. 1) – Girl Talk
32    Easin’ In (Pedro’s Letter Mix) – Steinski
33    Green Onions [Live] – Booker T. And The M.G.’s
34    Fight In The Club – Kleptones
35    Three Foot Skank – Beats International
36    Chop ’em Down – Matisyahu
37    Lagos City – Asiko Rock Group    Nigeria Disco Funk Special
38    Im Ninalou (If The Doors Are Locked) – DJ Cheb I Sabbah
39    Ole (Remix) – Moritz Von Oswald    Lagos Shake – A Tony Allen Chop Up
40    “Talvin Singh – My Heart, My Life Remix” – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
41    Teknochek Collision – Slavic Soul Party
42    Jelly Roll – Nina Simone

~ by robotbob on August 6, 2010.

One Response to “Rawkin’ @ The Lively Lady, Arusha, Tanzania,”

  1. Way cool, Bob! Music is the universal language that we all can relate to. Takes us to certain times and places, and you’ll always have Africa and memories of the Lively Lady!


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