Posts Tagged ‘Cape Verde’

African Rhythms, KFAI 05/22/14

May 22, 2014

Sia Tolno

More from Sia Tolno‘s collaboration with Tony Allen and Seun Anikulapo Kuti‘s new album, some Cape Verdean sunshine, and a tribute to Sun Ra on today’s show. Listen now — — via KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.


African Rhythms, KFAI 03/14/13

March 14, 2013

Previously unheard tracks from Cesaria Evora and new music from Zé Luis and the South African pop group Freshlyground are in the mix on today’s African Rhythms. 2 hours of (almost) nonstop music, streaming now at the KFAI site.

photo: Zolani from Freshlyground.


African Rhythms, KFAI 11/15/12

November 15, 2012

Highlife from Ghana, Township jazz and jive from South Africa, voices from Cape Verde and beyond are all part of the musical mix on today’s African Rhythms. Check the playlist and listen to the show at the KFAI site!

photo by Malik Sidibe via vinyles passion


African Rhythms, KFAI 05/03/12

May 3, 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


Sara Tavares: Xinti

August 5, 2009


One of my favorite CDs over the last few years has been Balancê by Sara Tavares – it’s such a constant presence in the record bag that I’ve worried about over-playing it (update: didn’t happen). Four Quarters is solving my non-dilemma by releasing her gorgeous new album Xinti on August 11. (The next conundrum that needs to be addressed is the lack of a Minneapolis date on her US tour this fall…) Videos for Bué and Ponto de Luz are up at the YouTube.

Sara Tavares: Balance

December 12, 2008

No one alerted me to the fact that the phenomenal Sara Tavares has a new live DVD/CD (Alive in Lisboa) out – come on people! We found out about it anyway, and here’s a sneak peek.

Mayra Andrade

October 21, 2008

From Mayra Andrade‘s bio: “Born in Cuba, she grew up between Senegal, Angola, Germany and… Cape Verde too. The first nursery rhymes of her childhood years were Brazilian.” This is a solo performance of Mana from her 2006 CD Navega.


June 17, 2008

You can never have too much music from Cape Verde. Here’s Lura and Oh Naia.

Mayra Andrade

May 30, 2008

Let the weekend begin with this clip of Lua from Mayra Andrade‘s excellent album Navega.

African Rhythms 5/22/08

May 25, 2008

Sitting in for Salif and Charlie. Featured titles: Nigeria Rock Special, African Scream Contest, Made In Dakar by Orchestra Baobab.

Ofo The Black Company Eniaro Nigeria Rock Special Soundway
Lokonon André & Les Volcans Mi Ma Kpe Dji African Scream Contest Analog Africa
Salah Ragab & The Afro Egyptian Ensemble Ole Honest Jons 12″
Mayra Andrade Lua Navega RCA
Orchestra Baobab Ndeleng Ndeleng Made In Dakar Nonesuch
Budos Band Budos Rising Budos Band II Daptones
Mahmoud Ahmed Ere Mela Mela Best Of Ethiopiques Manteca
Dee Dee Bridgewater Afro Blue Red Earth Universal
Kekele Ponton La Belle Kinavana Sterns
Songhai Jarabi Songhai Hannibal
Amadou & Mariam Bali Maou Tje Ni Mousso Circular Moves
The Funkees Acid Rock Nigeria Rock Special
Picoby Band D’Abomey Mi Ma Kpe Dji African Scream Contest
Nomo Reasons New Tones Ubiquity
Najite Olokun Prophecy Showtime Africa Before Invasion EFA
Amani unreleased song
Tinariwen Tamatant Tilay Aman Iman World Village
Tabu Ley Rocherau Omanga The Voice Of Lightness Sterns
Sara Tavares One Love Balance Times Square
Orchestra Baobab Pape Ndiaye Made In Dakar Nonesuch
The Hygrades In The Jungle Nigeria Rock Special Soundway
Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats Let Em Talk Heavy Heavy Heavy Soundway
Ernest Ranglin Anna In Search Of The Lost Riddim Palm

African Rhythms 5/22/08
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