Jamaica became an independent country in 1962 and for the past 50 years has been an international musical powerhouse, moving from ska to rock steady to reggae, roots and dancehall and beyond. General Moses (Legends of Ska) joined Brad Wrolstad on this week’s African Rhythms for a two hour survey of the evolution of Jamaican music featuring cuts from Prince Buster, Derrick Morgan, Alton Ellis, The Ethiopians, Desmond Dekker, Freddie McGregor, Black Uhuru, Jacob Miller and a host of others. You can hear the show (available for two weeks after broadcast) and see the playlist at the KFAI site.
Archive for April, 2012
Music from Rob (Ghana, ’70s), Witch (Zambia, ’70s), I.K. Dairo (Nigeria, ’90s) and Karantamba (The Gambia, ’80s) was mixed with contemporary efforts from Chicha Libre, Congo Sanchez, Afrolicious and others on today’s African Rhythms on KFAI. The show can be heard via MP3 stream at the KFAI site, where you can also find the playlist.
Africa, The Illustrated Encyclopedia (Grosset and Dunlap 1959)
Thanks to everyone who pledged support for KFAI during today’s African Rhythms, pushing us closer to our goal! Brad and Charlie, along with Doug Cain from Global Beat and Lawyer Bill, made the case for supporting independent radio and played a lot of classic material (Tony Allen, Lee Scratch Perry, Samba Mapangala, Oumou Sangare, et al) along the way. The 2 hour show is available as always as an MP3 stream at the KFAI site.
Pele, Hilderaldo Bellini and Jair Marinho at World Cup 1962 via jesuisperdu
General Moses (Legends of Ska) joined Brad and Charlie for two hours of music (Salif Keita, Fela, Youssou Ndour, Alton Ellis, and more) punctuated with reasons to support independent radio and KFAI on today’s African Rhythms. The show is available as an MP3 stream for two weeks. Click here to become a KFAI member today!