From his just-released LP En Say Yah, here's a beautiful track by Janka Nabay, the Bubu musician from Sierra Leonne, who, at his most optimistic, sounds like a white-tooth smile a mile wide. "Somebody" is a simple song, a romantic ode to needing someone to kiss who also has good manners and will make you happy. The video's just as delightfully straightforward: Nabay jumps excitedly all over New York, partying off the G train in Greenpoint with a crew of people that seem just as sweet as he is. En Say Yah is out now via Luaka Bop.
August 17, 2012