Archive for July, 2011

African Rhythms, KFAI 07/28/11

July 28, 2011

Malian singer Mamani Keita has a new CD coming out next month (a collaboration with French producer Nicolas Repac) that promises to make some waves on the world music scene. We heard the cut Demissen Koulou from that album on today’s African Rhythms, along with a Swizz Beatz remix of Seun Kuti’s Rise Up and a track from NRBLN: Welcome to the Madhouse which features Berlin-based producers working with Kenyan hip hop artists. There’s lots more on the two hour show which can be heard as an MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site.


African Rhythms, KFAI 07/21/11

July 21, 2011

On today’s episode of African Rhythms we heard some examples of Naija — contemporary Nigerian pop music — and a track by Nkulee Dube (Lucky Dube’s daughter) who merges South African tradition with reggae and pop. There’s much more music and chat in the two hour show which can be heard for two weeks at the KFAI site.


Caribbean Jam, KFAI 07/16/11

July 16, 2011

I sat in for Lynval Jackson on tonight’s edition of Caribbean Jam on KFAI. It was strictly roots for two hours with a healthy serving of original rock steady. 35 tunes! You can listen to an MP3 stream of the show at the KFAI site.

Jackie Mittoo photo via Saturday Church


African Rhythms, KFAI 07/14/11

July 14, 2011

Michael Kiwanuka was born in London to Ugandan emigrés a mere twenty-three years ago. He’s just released his first EP, Tell Me a Tale, from which we heard the soulful track I Need Your Company on today’s edition of African Rhythms, along with a rich assortment of other music from South Africa, Niger, Mali, Mauritius and points beyond. The entire show is available as an MP3 stream at the KFAI site for two weeks.


African Rhythms, KFAI 07/07/11

July 7, 2011

Paul Harding, who just wrapped up a 16 year run as host of Radio K International, joined us in the second hour of today’s African Rhythms and put together a hot live mix in anticipation of a special celebration of those 16 years at the Cedar on Saturday. We also had a preview of tomorrow night’s desert blues summit with Tinariwen and Bombino. You can hear an MP3 stream of the show for 2 weeks at the KFAI site.