African Rhythms, KFAI 01/12/12

On today’s African Rhythms: warm sounds from Hindi Zahra (Morocco/Paris), Sam Mangwana (Congo), Mighty Diamonds (Kingston), Kamatana (Kenya) and Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana/NYC) along with a steel drum-fueled Trinidadian mix with Black Truth Rhythm Band, Steel an’ Skin and the Esso Trinidad Steelband’s cover of a Jackson Five song produced by Van Dyke Parks… The show is streaming now at the KFAI site.

Hindi ZahraAhiawa
album: Handmade; label: Naive
RashaAzara Al Hay
album: Desert Blues 2; label: Network
Alemayehu EsheteAyalqem Tedengo
album: Ethiopiques 8: Swinging Addis; label: Buda Musique
Black Truth Rhythm BandIfetayo
album: Ifetayo; label: Soundway
Steel An’ SkinAfro Punk Reggae Dub
album: 12″; label: Honest Jons
Esso Trinidad SteelbandI Want You Back
album: July 1971; label: Warner Bros
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All StarsTamagbondorsu
album: Rise and Shine; label: Cumbancha
Mighty DiamondsRevolution
album: Indestructible; label: Alligator
Mighty DiamondsRight Time
album: Tougher Than Tough; label: Mango
Blitz the AmbassadorNative Sun featuring Shad
album: Native Sun; label: EMBS
NovalimaGuayabo
album: Karimba; label: ESL
Alice ColtraneBlue Nile
album: Ptah the El Daoud; label: Impulse!
Wenge MusicaKalayi Boeing
album: Force d’Intervention Rapide; label: Melodies Tempo
NawalHima
album: Aman; label: Nawali
Habib Koité & BamadaMuso Ko
album: Foly!; label: World Village
Cesaria EvoraIsolada
album: Voz d’Amor; label: Bluebird
TarikaRetany
album: D; label: Xenophile
Sam MangwanaNakupenda
album: Galo Negro; label: Putumayo
KamatanaMoraa
album: Kamatana; label: Kamatana
Mbilia BelNaza
album: Welcome; label: Syllart
Bernard KabandaAbakazi Be Kibuga
album: Olugendo; label: Womad Select
ChiwonisoVanorapa
album: Rebel Woman; label: Cumbancha
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