Posts Tagged ‘Bombino’

African Rhythms, KFAI 04/04/13: Pledge Drive

April 4, 2013

bassekou kouyate

It’s KFAI’s Spring Pledge Drive and on today’s African Rhythms we serve up some compelling reasons to support independent community radio. Amidst all the chatter we were able to fit a lot of music including outstanding new tracks from Bassekou Kouyaté and Bombino. Streaming now at the KFAI site.

pictured: Bassekou Kouyaté and Ngoni Ba

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African Rhythms, KFAI 05/19/11

May 19, 2011

Gearing up for a summer of great shows we heard a set of contemporary desert blues on today’s edition of African Rhythms with tracks by Tinariwen and Bombino (coming to the Cedar in July) and Tamikrest (whose leader, guitarist Ousmane Ag Massa, first heard Tinariwen when he was five years old). Bill brought in some rare party music from Tanzania, Jojo shared some tracks from Kenya and Uganda, and we started off the whole thing with new music from two formidable sons of African superstars, Vieux Farka Touré and Femi Kuti. You can hear the show for two weeks via MP3 stream at the KFAI site.

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African Rhythms, KFAI 05/12/11

May 12, 2011

We heard a track from Vieux Farka Touré’s forthcoming CD The Secret (produced by Soulive’s Eric Krasno) along with music from Tuareg guitarist Bombino (opening for Tinariwen at the Cedar on July 8), Cesaria Evora, and Les Nubians (supporting their new CD Nu Revolution with a tour that includes two shows at the Dakota) on today’s edition of African Rhythms. You can hear the show for 2 weeks via MP3 stream at the KFAI site (where you can also find the complete playlist).

Les Nubians photo: Marie Etchegoyen

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