New Things / by Cyrus Moussavi

Here I am posting two videos from two different places.  

First: Our latest Raw Music International episode, from Mongolia, is now live at NBC News.  Please check the link to see. 

Mongolia, the road to Khovd. Photo by Jacob Russell.

Mongolia, the road to Khovd. Photo by Jacob Russell.

Meanwhile, I'm still in Kenya, and wrapped up in full on countryside music recording mode.  We've heard some beautiful tunes from the wilted legends of Kenya's golden age of guitar.  This is a video we shot with the great Shem Tube of Abana ba Nasery. He's backed by his son and two friends. The rain lashed at the tin roof, the battered guitars wouldn't stay in tune, and the boastful songs of cocky young men took on a different tone half a century later.