African Rhythms, KFAI 10/27/11

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.

Ali Farka ToureYer Mali Gakoyo
album: Radio Mali; label: Nonesuch
Chris JossSpectators
album: No Play No Work; label: ESL
The Lijadu SistersLife’s Gone Down Low
album: Danger; label: Knitting Factory
NnekaLucifer (No Doubt)
album: Soul is Heavy; label: Sony
Johnny ClarkeDon’t Know Who to Trust
album: Don’t Give Up Your Culture; label: Moll-Selecta
Quantic & his Combo BárbaroUn Canto a mi Tierra
album: Tradition in Transition; label: Tru Thoughts
El Rego et ses CommandosE Nan Mian Nuku
album: El Rego; label: Daptone
The Funk ArkFrom the Rooftops
album: From the Rooftops; label: ESL
Bio RitmoDina’s Mambo
album: La Verdad; label: Fat Beats
Seu Jorge & AlmazEverybody Loves the Sunshine
album: Seu Jorge & Almaz; label: Now Again
BombinoTar Hani
album: Agadez; label: Cumbancha
Tabu Ley RocherauAon Aon
album: Voice of Lightness: Congo Classics 1972 – 77; label: Sterns
album: Sonantes; label: Six Degrees
Fatoumata DiawaraBakonoba
album: Fatou; label: World Circuit
Malika ZarraTamazight
album: Berber Taxi; label: Motéma
Theivery CorporationWeb of Deception
album: Culture of Fear; label: ESL
T.P. Orchestre Poly-RythmoGbeto Vivi
album: Kings of Benin Urban Groove 1972 – 80; label: Soundway
Joni HaastrupWake Up Your Mind
album: Wake Up Your Mind; label: Tummy Touch/Soundway
Vis-A-VisObi Agye Me Dofo
album: Obi Agye Me Dofo; label: Continental Records
Susana BacaDetras de la Puerta
album: Afrodiaspora; label: Luaka Bop
Roberto FonsecaTierro en Mano
album: Zamazu; label: Enja

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