African Rhythms, KFAI 11/17/11

Joni Haastrup’s take on psychedelic Afro-rock with his Nigerian band Monomono (and later as a solo artist) is the focus of three stellar new reissues from Soundway/Tummy Touch. On today’s African Rhythms we heard a couple of tracks from those records, along with new music from Congo courtesy of Damon Albarn’s new DNC Music project pairing Western producers with contemporary Congolese musicians. That and much more awaits you via the MP3 archives at KFAI.

Monomono LP cover via okayafrica

The Good Ones – Sara
album: Kigali Y’iza Habu; label: Dead Oceans

DRC Music – Respect of the Rules featuring Loi X Liberal
album: Kinshasa One Two; label: Warp

Fanga – Kononi featuring Kady Diarra
album: Natural Juice; label: Underdog Records

Monomono – Kenimania
album: Give the Beggar a Chance; label: Soundway/Tummy Touch

M.anifest – Blue
album: Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America; label: M.anifest

Kelenkye Band – Jungle Music
album: Moving World; label: Superfly

Tinariwen – Chet Boghassa
album: Amassakoul; label: World Village

Toumani Diabate’s Symmetric Orchestra – Africa Challenge
album: Toumani Diabate’s Symmetric Orchestra; label: Nonesuch

Mariem Hassan – Wadna
album: Mariem Hassan con Leyoad; label: Nube Negra

Simentera – Ami Xintadu featuring Manu Dibango
album: Simentera; label: Celluloid

The Cyclones with Count Ossie – Meditation
album: Studio One Roots; label: Soul Jazz

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Sankofa
album: 12″; label: Honest Jons

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Oh Bea
album: Reminiscin’ in Tempo / African Dancefloor Classics; label: Popular African Music

Fatoumata Diawara – Bokonoba
album: Fatou; label: World Circuit

Daby Touré & Skip McDonald – Past Time
album: Call My Name; label: Real World

Joni Haastrup – Wake Up Your Mind
album: Wake Up Your Mind; label: Soundway/Tummy Touch

Tiken Jah Fakoly – Vieux Pere
album: African Revolution; label: Wrasse

DRC Music – Lingala
album: Kinshasa One Two; label: Warp

El Rego et ses Commandos – E Nan Mian Nuku
album: El Rego; label: Daptone

Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu’s Mood
album: Mulatu Steps Ahead; label: Strut

Captain Planet – Ningane
album: Cookin’ Gumbo; label: Bastard Jazz


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