It has taken awhile to get back into the blogging routine, but I’m hopeful that this week will change that.  I’ve started to work a new second job, and am loving it.  I’ll be writing about it soon.

Throw Down Your Heart, Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3: Africa Sessions
Throw Down Your Heart, Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3: Africa Sessions

In January I happened upon a documentary that followed Béla Fleck around Africa – Uganda, Tanzania, The Gambia and Mali.  He collaborated with local musicians in each country and made the most extraordinary album that brings the banjo back to its ancestral home on the continent of Africa.

Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart -DVD

The CD (or MP3 downloads) and DVD are both available from Amazon.  The music is lovely, melodic and emotionally rich.  It highlights the multi-cultural diversity of the continent, as none of the songs on the album sound alike, although there is gorgeous sound in all of them.

Check out the youtube video for a little background, then check out the Amazon links for the album and DVD.  And for more music that I’m digging this year check out the “What I’m Listening” To Tab.

*Full disclosure – the links above are linked to my Amazon associate account and if you order from these links I will receive a small percentage of your final cost in my account.