Forthcoming in 2011
Already, 2011 is getting impossibly busy, but in the best sense. Firstly, I’ll be going back Yemen in a couple of days. This time I fully intend to make my way down to Aden, to see what the southern Yemen might hold in terms of music. The ‘Sound of Siam’ Thai compilation on Soundway has been very well received and I’m also excited to see what people are going to make of ‘Thai?Dai!’ which is forthcoming on Finders Keepers. The latter focuses on the psych/rock side of things. You can get more info here:
After Yemen, myself and Maft Sai will be heading back to Japan in February for some more gigs to promote both compilations. Then there will be two new projects to work on, for the much lauded Dust To Digital label in the US. One will focus on Yemen, and the other on early Vietnamese blues and rock and roll. To give you a taste, there are two clips below.
In addition to these, there should be some Pakistani reissues due out on Finders Keepers, also. Watch this space. 2010 was an inspirational year for music – I’m hoping the same will be the case for 2011, and for all of you too. Will post another entry once I’ve dealt with my jet lag and altitude adjustments in Sana’a!