African Rhythms, KFAI 05/31/12

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.

Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian QuesadaDivinorum
Album: El Niño y el Sol; Label: ESL
Fela & Afrika 70Zombie
Album: Zombie; Label: MCA
Original Broadway Cast RecordingRain
Album: Fela!; Label: Knitting Factory
James BrownI Got the Feelin’
Album: James Brown Singles 1967 – 69; Label: Hip-O
Orlando JuliusJames Brown Ride On
Album: Super Afro Soul; Label: Vampi Soul
Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70Chop & Quench
Album: Afrodisiac; Label: EMI
Fela & Africa 70 with SandraUpside Down
Album: Upside Down; Label: Knitting Factory
AntibalasGabe’s New Joint
Album: Talkatif; Label: Ninja Tune
Les BaronsLagos Sound System
Album: Afro Beat Sessions; Label: Union Square
Album: New Tones; Label: Ubiquity
Tony AllenAyenlo
Album: Secret Agent; Label: Nonesuch
Tony Allen & Wareika Hill SoundsIse Nla
Album: 12″; Label: Honest Jons
WunmiTalk That Talk
Album: 12″; Label: Documented
Congo SanchezT.E.T.O. (strut)
Album: Volume 1; Label: ESL
SkeletonsOver the Bridge
Album: Smile; Label: Impossible Ark
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Slave Master
Album: From Africa with Fury — Rise; Label: Knitting Factory

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