African Rhythms, KFAI 11/03/11

A heady mix of music and conversation on this week’s edition of African Rhythms on KFAI with Jojo, Charlie and Brad. Starting off with tracks from Bassekou Kouyate and Daby Touré with Skip McDonald and moving through deep cuts from Ernesto Djédjé (Ivory Coast), Dele Sosimi (Nigeria) and Gidi Gidi Maji Maji (Kenya) with some ringers thrown in (Sugar Minott, The Special AKA, etc.), the show is available as an MP3 stream for 2 weeks at the KFAI site.

above: Daby Touré

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni BaTorin Torin
album: I Speak Fula; label: Next Ambiance
Daby Touré & Skip McDonaldPast Time
album: Call My Name; label: Real World
Omar SouleymanGazula/Shift Al Mani
album: Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts; label: Sublime Frequencies
NickodemusSunstar (Zeb’s Afrobeat remix)
album: Turntables on the Hudson 8; label: ESL/Wonderwheel
Dele SosimiTurbulent Times
album: Nu Afrobeat Experience; label: Shanachie
Cheikh LoKelle Magni (encore)
album: Lamp Fall; label: Nonesuch
Maria RitaCasa de Noca
album: Samba Meu; label: Warner Latin
Sugar MinottToo Much Backbiting (12″ mix)
album: When the Dances Were Changing; label: Pressure Sounds
Ernesto DjédjéZiboté
album: Golden Afrique volume 1; label: Network
KekelePonton la Belle
album: Kinavana; label: Sterns
Gidi Gidi Maji MajiTing Badi Malo
album: Rough Guide to Kenya; label: Rough Guide
Daara JLe Cycle
album: Boomerang; label: Wrasse
Alpha BlondySweet Fanta Diallo
album: Paris Berly; label: Shanachie
UB40Cherry Oh Baby
album: Labour of Love; label: Virgin
Dobet GnahoréDala
album: Na Afriki; label: Cumbancha
Wenge BCBGTitanic
album: Les Anges Adorables; label: Simon Sipe
Special AKAFree Nelson Mandela
album: Mandela; label: Palm Pictures
Linda MuthamaMaji
album: Imajination; label: Linda Muthama
UbweSiri Yetu
album: Nyumbani; label: Miale Productions

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