African Rhythms, KFAI 09/15/11

Today’s edition of African Rhythms on KFAI featured a set of music from some of South Africa’s greatest female voices, going back to a 1964 LP by Miriam Makeba (The Voice of Africa) and fast-forwarding to contemporary stars like Simphiwe Dana, Thandiswa, and Lira (singing a lovely pop song in Zulu). We also heard a couple of tracks from M.anifest’s forthcoming album plus the usual eclectic mix of sounds from the continent and beyond. You can hear the show for two weeks at the KFAI site.

Cheikh LôShakara/Lady
album: Red Hot + Riot; label: MCA
Tiken Jah FakolyVieux Pere
album: African Revolution; label: Wrasse
Seun KutiRise Up
album: From Africa with Fury; label: Knitting Factory
album: Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America; label: M.anifest
Fatoumata DiawaraKanou
album: Kanou EP; label: World Circuit
Afel BocoumMakelekele
album: Mali Music; label: Honest Jons
OmarIt’s So…
album: Sing (If You Want It); label: Tru Thoughts
Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro Blue
album: Red Earth; label: Universal
Jose CondeAmor y Felicidad
album: Jose Conde; label: Pipiki
Tony AllenAyenlo
album: Secret Agent; label: Nonesuch
Staff Benda BililiJe t’Aime
album: Tres Tres Fort; label: Crammed
Salif KeitaIgnadjidje
album: The Mansa of Mali… A Retrospective; label: Mango
Sylford WalkerBurn Babylon
album: The Mighty 2; label: Heartbeat
Hugh MundellBlessing of Fari
album: Arise; label: Mun Rock
Tenor SawRing the Alarm
album: Tougher Than Tough; label: Mango
Miriam MakebaTuson
album: The Voice of Africa; label: RCA Victor
Thandiswa MazwaiLahl Umlenze
album: Africa Remix; label: Milan
Gene ShawGoin’ Downtown
album: Carnival Sketches; label: Argo Jazz
Simphiwe DanaHay’ Ihambo
album: Kulture Noir; label: Gallo
album: Lira EP; label: Otarel Music/Sony South Africa
album: Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America; label: M.anifest
Buraka Som SistemaKurum
album: Black Diamond; label: Fabric
Luisa MaitaAlento
album: Lero-Lero; label: Cumbancha
Oumou SangareMagnoumaki
album: Oumou; label: World Circuit
Karl Hector & The MalcounsTamanrasset
album: Tamanrasset; label: Stones Throw

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