We debuted new tracks from the Touré-Raichel Collective (great new acoustic music from Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel), Céu and Mo Kolours on today’s edition of African Rhythms on KFAI. Along the way we made time for classics both well known and obscure from Alton Ellis, Orlando Julius, Mbilia Bel and Edzayawa. 2 hours with Brad and Charlie, streamable at the KFAI site.
Archive for March, 2012
On this week’s African Rhythms on KFAI: Women of African Music: Great Voices from the Continent. This show, devoted exclusively to African women vocalists in honor of Women’s History Month, gave us an opportunity to play all-female groups like the Amazons of Guinea and the Mahotella Queens, superstars like Mariam Makeba, Oumou Sangaré, Cesaria Evora, and Gigi Shibabaw, and some lesser-known women who deserve to be known. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to hear superb singers we could not fit in this two-hour show, such as Monique Seka (Ivory Coast), Amina Annabi (Tunisia), Mbilia Bel (Zaire/Congo), Toto Bissainthe (Haiti), Coumba Gawlo Seck (Senegal), Mingas (Mozambique), Rasha (Sudan), and Susanna Baca (Peru). With Charlie, Joelle and Brad. Hear the show at the KFAI site.