African Rhythms, KFAI 06/09/11

Orchestre Poly Rhytmo of Benin were responsible for some of the most electrifying sounds coming out of West Africa in the 1970s. The band has re-convened and recorded an excellent new album for Strut Records from which we heard a cut on this week’s edition of African Rhythms, alongside new music from Simphiwe Dana from South Africa and Asa from Nigeria. The program is available as an MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site.

Simphiwe Dana – Ndimi Iqhawe part 2
album: Kulture Noir; label: Gallo

Los Chicharrons – Sarambas Song
album: Roots of Life; label: Tummy Touch

Vieux Farka Toure – Watch Out
album: The Secret; label: Six Degrees

Orchestre Poly Rhytmo – Pardon
album: Cotonou Club; label: Strut

Chico Mann – Mentirosos
album: Analog Drift; label: Wax Poetics

Les Nubians – Nü Soul Makossa
album: Nü Revolution; label: Shanachie

Fatoumata Diawara – Kanou
album: Kanou EP; label: World Circuit

Prince Alla – Captive Bird
album: Mr. Savona: Warn the Nation; label: Mister Savona Productions

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

Terakaft – Alghalem
album: Aratan N Azawad; label: World Village

Massak – B.A.L. part 1
album: Soul Fire: the Majestic Collection; label: Truth & Soul

Horace Andy – Musical Episode
album: Exclusively; label: Wackies

Freddie McGregor – Peaceful Man
album: Big Ship; label: Thompson Sound

Lura – Quebród Nem Djosa
album: Eclipse; label: Four Quarters

K. Frimpong & his Cubano Fiestas – Me Yee Owu Den
album: Afro-beat Airways: West African Shockwaves; label: Analog Africa

Wunmi – Talk That Talk
album: 12″; label: Documented

Khadja Nin – Sina Mali Sina Deni
album: Sambolera; label: Vogue

Stara Thomas – Mimi Na Wewe
album: Swahili Soul volume 1; label: Stone One

Eddy Grant – I Can’t Get Enough of You
album: Greatest Hits; label: Reggae Revival

Asa – Why Can’t We
album: Beautiful Imperfection; label: Dramatico

Cymande – Dove
album: Renegades of Funk; label: NHR

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