Archive for October, 2011

African Rhythms, KFAI 10/27/11

October 27, 2011

Nigerian ladies from the past and present on today’s African Rhythms — the Lijadu Sisters, whose 1976 LP Danger has just been reissued by Knitting Factory, and Nneka (pictured), raised in Nigeria and now based in Germany with a brand new CD Soul is Heavy. Plus: Ali Farka Toure, Seu Jorge, Vis-A-Vis, El Rego and much more. The show is available as an MP3 stream or Real Audio for 2 weeks at the KFAI site.


African Rhythms, KFAI 10/20/11

October 20, 2011

Afro sounds new and old from Mali, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Cape Verde, Nigeria and beyond on today’s African Rhythms on KFAI. Charlie, Jojo and Brad discussed the Baaba Maal show and the value of music. You can hear the show for two weeks at the KFAI site.

pictured: Sara Tavares


African Rhythms, KFAI 10/13/11

October 13, 2011

The wave of lost African gems from the 70s being rescued from obscurity continues and on today’s African Rhythms we heard deep cuts from El Rego (Benin) and Joni Haastrup (Nigeria) alongside shiny contemporary pearls. The show is available for two weeks as an MP3 stream or RealAudio at the KFAI site.

El Rego et ses Commandos de Cotonou LP cover via Orogod


African Rhythms, KFAI 10/06/11: Pledge Drive!

October 6, 2011

African Rhythms & KFAI Fall 2011 Pledge Drive week two — M.anifest stopped by to talk about his new album Immigrant Chronicles, his upcoming Honest Jons European tour with a host of international music giants, and the value of community radio. Also on board were Charlie, Lennie, Jojo, General Moses and Brad, spinning new and classic music from the continent and beyond. Still time to pledge your support for KFAI — 612.375.9030! Check out the show via MP3 stream or RealAudio at the KFAI site.


African Rhythms, KFAI 09/29/11: Pledge Drive!

October 3, 2011

A tribute to Leonard Dillon and the Ethiopians (all on rare 45s courtesy of producer Ted) highlighted the first fall 2011 pledge show on African Rhythms. Lots more music was played, along with compelling reasons to support community radio. The show is available for two weeks as an MP3 or RealAudio stream at the KFAI site.