Posts Tagged ‘African Music’

African Rhythms, KFAI 06/04/15

June 4, 2015

take your choice records

Sounds from Africa and the world beyond on African Rhythms, your weekly international jukebox: Songhoy BluesNovalimaDos Santos: Anti-Beat OrquestaElida AlmeidaBoubacar TRAORE and much more, streaming now: powered by KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.


African Rhythms, KFAI 05/21/15

May 21, 2015

Sauti Sol at KFAI

Kenyan singing sensations Sauti Sol stopped by African Rhythms today (prior to their show tonight at Club C’est La Vie) and floored us with a couple of songs. There was also new music from NnekaNovalima, and Alune Wade & Harold López-Nussa (a new Cuban/Senegalese collaboration), lots more old & new including a 1973 track by… The Beach Boys (you’ll have to listen to find out why)! Check it: to you by KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.


African Rhythms, KFAI 05/14/15

May 14, 2015

Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba

New music from Bassekou Kouyaté and Ngoni Ba, Tunisian oud master SMADJ, and Congolese/French modernists Mbongwana Star along with classic sounds from South Africa, Mauritania, Madagascar, Jamaica and Cuba on today’s African Rhythms — listen now: by KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.


Orchestre Poly-Rythmo

August 14, 2008

From Analog Africa comes this nice video pastiche of Benin’s Orchestre Poly-Rythmo performing Gbeti Madjro, from the great African Scream Contest album.

Orchestra Baobab – Ndéleng Ndéleng

July 5, 2008

In honor of Orchestra Baobab‘s stunning performance at the Dakota on Monday, here they are on the Jools Holland show doing Ndéleng Ndéleng, with the great Barthélemy Attisso on lead guitar.

Bassekou Kouyate

June 27, 2008

Very cool mini-doc on Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate. Be sure to also take a look at Out Here’s two part (one) (two) electronic press kit put together for the release of Bassekou’s wonderful album, Segu Blue.

Amadou & Mariam

June 21, 2008

Dimanche a Bamako by Amadou et Mariam.

Made In Dakar

February 13, 2008

In the absence of any evidence of an American release soon, your host bit the bullet and ordered the UK World Circuit edition of Orchestra Baobab‘s magisterial new CD, Made In Dakar. He does not regret the decision. Lusciously recorded and played with the assurance of decades of experience, the disc breaks no new ground but solidifies Baobab’s timeless power. Highest recommendation.

Tip of the cap to House at Intro‘s typically fantastic retro to the future packaging design.

Rokia Traore

February 8, 2008

The Surface Noise Jukebox brings you more exquisite music from Mali, this time courtesy of Rokia Traore, performing Sara from her Bowmboi album.

Toumani Diabate with Songhai

January 12, 2008

Back in the late 80s and early 90s Joe Boyd put together some musicians from Spain, Mali and the UK and released two records by them under the name Songhai. The group blended the flamenco of Ketama with the dazzling kora playing of Toumani Diabate, with the great British bassist Danny Thompson thrown in to anchor the whole thing. The result was sublime (check out the clip of “Jarabi” above).

NB: Toumani Diabate will be on a short American tour (including 2 nights in Minny!) with his amazing Symmetric Orchestra. Miss them now and regret later.