African Rhythms, KFAI 05/19/11

Gearing up for a summer of great shows we heard a set of contemporary desert blues on today’s edition of African Rhythms with tracks by Tinariwen and Bombino (coming to the Cedar in July) and Tamikrest (whose leader, guitarist Ousmane Ag Massa, first heard Tinariwen when he was five years old). Bill brought in some rare party music from Tanzania, Jojo shared some tracks from Kenya and Uganda, and we started off the whole thing with new music from two formidable sons of African superstars, Vieux Farka Touré and Femi Kuti. You can hear the show for two weeks via MP3 stream at the KFAI site.

Vieux Farka Touré – Watch Out (featuring Eric Krasno)
album: The Secret; label: Six Degrees

Femi Kuti – No Blame Them
album: Africa for Africa; label: Knitting Factory

Seu Jorge & Almaz – Cirandar
album: Seu Jorge & Almaz; label: Now Again

Mayra Andrade – Konsiénsia
album: Stória Stória; label: RCA Victor France

Echocentrics – Mundo Pequeno
album: Sunshadows; label: Ubiquity

Philip Malela – Intandane (part one)
album: Next Stop… Soweto volume 2; label: Strut

Oumou Sangare – Djorolen (remix)
album: Africa Remix; label: Milan

Malika Zarra – Tamazight
album: Berber Taxi; label: Motéma

Jolly Boys – Hanging on the Telephone
album: Great Expectation; label: e one

Tinariwen – Lulla
album: Imidiwan: Companions; label: World Village

Bombino – Tar Hani
album: Agadez; label: Cumbancha

Tamikrest – Tamiditin
album: Adagh; label: Glitterhouse

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

Itals – Ina Dis Ya Time
album: The Power of the Trinity; label: Shanachie

Gregory Isaacs – Confirm Reservation
album: More Gregory; label: Island

FM Academia – FM Bonus Track
album: Dunia Kigeugeu; label: GMC Wasanii

Mali Latino – Joie au Village
album: Mali Latino; label: Alex Wilson Records

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars – Tamagbondorsu (The Rich Mock the Poor)
album: Rise & Shine; label: Cumbancha

Queen Jane – Nduraga Ngwetereire
album: Rough Guide to Kenya; label: Rough Guide

Milly Namukasa – Olulimi
album: Ekikooti; label: Stern’s

Cymande – Dove
album: Renegades of Funk; label: Newhouse Records

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