African Rhythms, KFAI 04/21/11

We’ve been talking about the shows for weeks and the time has come: Calypso royalty Mighty Sparrow and Calypso Rose are appearing at the Dakota tonight, and Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen’s long-awaited show at the Cedar is this Saturday, April 23. On today’s edition of African Rhythms we heard tracks from Sparrow and Tony Allen (on his own and with Fela Ransome-Kuti on a 1971 tune that made Fela a sensation in Nigeria) along with a wide variety of African and African-inspired music that we could barely fit into the 2 hour time slot. The show is available as an MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site, where you can also find the playlist (posted here as well).

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

The Echocentrics – Mundo Pequeno
album: Sunshadows; label: Ubiquity

Cheikh Lo – Conia
album: Jamm; label: World Circuit

Hugh Masekela – Ibala Lam
album: Live at the Market Theatre; label: Four Quarters

K’Naan – Soobax
album: Dusty Foot on the Road; label: Wrasse

Souad Massi – Raoui
album: Women of Africa; label: Putumayo

Afrocubism – Djelimady Rumba
album: Afrocubism; label: World Circuit

Lobi Traore – Sadiourou
album: Mali Blue; label: World Village

Bassekou Kouyate – I Speak Fula
album: I Speak Fula; label: Out Here

Jabali Afrika – Baharini
album: Remember the Past; label: Jabali Africa

Vunja Mifupa – Tolinga Virunga
album: Virunga Roots; label: Virunga

Tony Allen – Moyege
album: Lagos No Shaking; label: Honest Jons

Fela Ransome-Kuti – Chop & Quench
album: Afrodisiac; label: EMI

Youssou N’Dour – Marley
album: Dakar Kingston; label: Universal France

UB40 – Tears From My Eyes
album: Labour of Love II; label: Virgin

Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars – Living Like a Refugee
album: Living Like a Refugee; label: Anti

Nneka – Africans
album: Concrete Jungle; label: Decon

Tiken Jah Fakoly – Je Dis Non
album: African Revolution; label: Wrasse

Awilo Longomba – Cache Cache
album: Kafou Kafou; label: JIP

Mighty Sparrow – Capitalism Gone Mad
album: The Greatest; label: Charlie’s Records

Mighty Sparrow – Trinidad Carnival
album: Mighty Sparrow volume 4; label: Ice

Boozoo Bajou – Yoruba Road
album: Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble; label: Shanachie

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