If there's anything that brings this divserse nation together, it's sitting bored in a room paying half-attention to the first 30 seconds of pixellated video clips. I actually found out about these amazing videos while meandering around Bushwick, Brooklyn with a friend on a sunny day. Across the street from the music venue Goodbye Blue Monday we found this amazing West African restaurant. Dunno, the okra had that mucously texture that okra can have. Pretty alright.
BUT they were playing all these amazing new Coupé-Décalé (a style of dance music originating from the Ivory Coast) videos playing from a computer on a big screen TV...shoot, what's that open source video player that MIT released called again? I wrote down all the names I could and got myself into one hell of an E-K-hole! Surprisingly enough, it seems like most of these musicians haven't been played at all on WFMU yet. Here are a couple of my favorites...I'd advise clicking on the related videos and drinking coffee until you get the jitters.