Global Beat, KFAI 05/27/09


On today’s edition of Global Beat (sitting in for Doug Cain) we heard new music from Caetano Veloso, Ceu, Vieux Farka Toure, and an amazing group of street musicians from the Congo called Staff Benda Bilili who have just issued their first album on Crammed Discs. Plus, can I say it?: lots, lots more. The program is available for streaming for two weeks at the KFAI site here. Complete playlist follows the break.

Staff Benda Bilili – Je T’Aime
album: Tres Tres Fort; label: Crammed

Ceu – Visgo De Jaca
album: Cangote; label: Six Degrees

Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics – Chinese New Year
album: Inspiration Information Vol. 3; label: Strut

Milton Nascimento – Lilia
album: Clube Da Esquina; label: Odeon

Vieux Farka Toure – Diaraby Magni
album: Fondo; label: Six Degrees

Chronic Sonata – Everyday
album: 7″; label: Bastard Jazz

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Inspiration Information
album: Dark Was The Night; label: 4AD

Menahan Street Band – Make The Road By Walking
album: Make The Road By Walking; label: Dunham/Daptone

Martinho Da Vila – La Na Roca
album: Maravilha De Cenario; label: RCA Victor

Oumou Sangare – Wele Wele Wintou
album: Seya; label: World Circuit

Augustus Pablo – East Of The River Nile
album: East Of The River Nile; label: Message

Femi Kuti – Dem Funny
album: Day By Day; label: Downtown

Freddie McGregor – Joggin’
album: Anthology; label: VP

Bokoor Band – Yeah Yeah Ku Yeah
album: Bokoor Beats; label: Otrabanda

Quantic Soul Orchestra – Tropidelico
album: Tropidelico; label: Tru Thoughts

Caetano Veloso – Sem Cais
album: Zii E Zie; label: Universal

Camille – Ta Douleur
album: Le Fil; label: EMI

Melaaz – Non Non Non
album: DJ Kicks: Daddy G; label: !K7

Alice Russell – Got The Hunger?
album: Pot Of Gold; label: Six Degrees

Arthur Verocai – Sylvia
album: Arthur Verocai; label: Ubiquity

Ceu – Sonambulo
album: Cangote; label: Six Degrees

John & Beverly Martyn – Primrose Hill
album: Road To Ruin; label: Island

Barrington Levy – Misunderstanding
album: Money Move; label: Power House

Tamba 3 – Quadros
album: Tamba; label: RCA

Orchestra Baobab – Colette
album: Made In Dakar; label: Nonesuch

The Melodians – Come On Little Girl
album: Swing & Dine; label: Heartbeat

Cinematic Travels – Ancient Future
album: Mother Earth; label: Prescription Classics

Issa Bagayogo – Sebero
album: Mali Koura; label: Six Degrees

Bunny Wailer – Rastaman
album: Blackheart Man; label: Island

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Bassekou
album: Segu Blue; label: Out Here


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One Response to “Global Beat, KFAI 05/27/09”

  1. Mitch Says:

    This week iTunes is offering as its free “Discovery Download” the song Fafa by Vieux Farka Toure at

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