This week’s African Rhythms is an exploration of Afrobeat: its birth and development over 40 years ago and countless modern incarnations, from the earliest music of Fela Kuti and Tony Allen to today’s artists like Antibalas and Ocote Soul Sounds who draw upon the rhythms of Afrobeat as inspiration for their music. Melanie Marshall from the cast of Fela! joins us during the first half hour. The show is streaming at the KFAI site for two weeks.
Archive for May, 2012
On today’s African Rhythms with Brad and Charlie: new music from Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Villa Rosa and the Nazarenes (reggae from Ethiopia) along with unearthed gems from The Funkees, Rob, Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou and much more, along with a set of rare Tanzanian sounds courtesy of Lawyer Bill. The show is available as an MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site.
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars photo by Kisha Bari