Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Afro Noize Part 5- Youssou N'Dour- Wake Up Africa (Gavin Hardkiss Remix)

Free Download - Youssou N'Dour - Wake Up Africa ( Gavin Hardkiss remix)

The Afro treats just keep coming here on Global Noize. I recently got an E Mail from our buddy Gavin Hardkiss asking us to help call attention to a very worthy project he is participating in with the organization Intrahealth Open. Artists and musicians including Gavin, Nas, Estelle, Peter Buck of REM and Q-Burn have joined one of Africa's greatest singers, Youssou N’Dour to release a series of open source remixes in support of Intrahealth OPEN - a new initiative that will change the way people think about health, technology and the developing world.

When I first moved to San Francisco, the Hardkiss brothers (none of whom were related) ruled the Bay Area electronica roost with a series of trippy and danceable tracks which mixed the unique flavors of West Coast psychedelia with thumping beats. Gavin was always my favorite producer of the Hardkiss crew (it's kind of like picking your favorite Beatle or member of the Three Stooges) and we collaborated at Six Degrees with his record Heatstroke which he recorded under his artist name of Hawke.

Gavin has continued to make his very unique brand of electronic music, much of which he makes available for free on his excellent blog.

More info on Intrahealth Open:

With growing connectivity and mobile phone use increasing at twice the global rate, Africa can take advantage of cutting edge technologies in eHealth. Open source technology is ideally suited for such environments being inexpensive, flexible and collaborative.

Intrahealth has worked to improve health in over 50 countries over the past 30 years. The nonprofit company’s primary mission is to create sustainable, accessible health care by mobilizing local resources.

You can help put the latest advances in open source technology into the hands of Africans. Visit the website to download the other remixes and make a donation.

And here is the rest of it.

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