African Rhythms, KFAI 08/04/11

Yusuf Shalita from Marimba Africa joined us on today’s African Rhythms to talk about the band’s upcoming residency at Ras Ethiopian Restaurant in St. Paul. (They’re also going to be opening for and playing with Samba Mapangala at the Cedar on August 13.) We also heard a typically eclectic mix of music including songs from Cape Verde, Angola, Cameroon, Kenya, Mali, and Senegal, along with a brand new track from the Addis Acoustic Project (pictured above), a group of top musicians playing acoustic versions of Ethiopian popular songs of the 50’s and 60’s. The show can be heard via MP3 stream at the KFAI website.

Sen Kumpa – Niawal
album: African Underground: the Depths of Dakar; label: Nomadic Wax

Mamani Keita – Konia featuring Adama Coulibaly
album: Gagner l’Argent Français; label: No Format

Bibi Tanga & the Selenites – Bê Africa
album: Dunya; label: Nat Geo

Kanda Bongo Man – Lisa
album: The Very Best of Kanda Bongo Man; label: Nascente

Them Mushrooms – Wamsheba Wamsheba
album: Songs from Kenya; label: Rags Music

Cesaria Evora – Africa Nossa
album: Rogamar; label: Lusafrica

Sam Mangwana – Galo Negro
album: Galo Negro; label: Putumayo

Santos Júnior – N’Gui Banza Mana
album: Angola Soundtrack: The Unique Sound of Luanda; label: Analog Africa

Marimba Africa – Mwana Africa
album: Live at the Blue Nile; label: Marimba Africa

Marimba Africa – Born in Africa
album: Live at the Blue Nile; label: Marimba Africa

Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey
album: The Best of Burning Spear; label: Island

Peter Tosh – Nah Goa Jail
album: No Nuclear War; label: Parlophone

Longe Longe – Trés Importante
album: Makossa Music from Cameroon; label: Longe Longe

Omega Bugembe Okello – Yaye
album: Kiwomera Emmeeme; label: Comin Atcha

Salif Keita – Ignadjidje
album: The Mansa of Mali… A Retrospective; label: Mango

Addis Acoustic Project – Selam Yihoun Lehoulachin
album: Tewesta; label: World Village

Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga – Virunga
album: Virunga Volcano; label: Earthworks

Roberto Fonseca – Tierra en Mano
album: Zamazu; label: Enja

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