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African Rhythms, KFAI 04/21/11

April 21, 2011

We’ve been talking about the shows for weeks and the time has come: Calypso royalty Mighty Sparrow and Calypso Rose are appearing at the Dakota tonight, and Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen’s long-awaited show at the Cedar is this Saturday, April 23. On today’s edition of African Rhythms we heard tracks from Sparrow and Tony Allen (on his own and with Fela Ransome-Kuti on a 1971 tune that made Fela a sensation in Nigeria) along with a wide variety of African and African-inspired music that we could barely fit into the 2 hour time slot. The show is available as an MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site, where you can also find the playlist (posted here as well).

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