Posts Tagged ‘King Sunny Adé’

African Rhythms, KFAI 05/10/12

May 10, 2012

Musical explorations from Lee Scratch Perry, King Sunny Ade, Rocket Juice & the Moon and The Spy from Cairo were among the highlights of this week’s eclectic edition of African Rhythms. You can stream the show and check the playlist at the KFAI site.

Lee Scratch Perry via gardenstatehiphop



African Rhythms, KFAI 04/28/11

April 28, 2011

We started off today’s African Rhythms with a radical reworking of the Beatles’ Blackbird (“Dead of Night” by Mauritian percussionist/singer Mo Kolours) and kept things moving in eclectic, serendipitous directions including cuts from Omar Sosa, Abdou Guité Seck and Céu (all with upcoming or ongoing Minneapolis performances). You can hear the show via MP3 stream for the next two weeks at the KFAI site, where you can also check out the complete playlist.

King Sunny Adé, The Royal Sound via Global Groove


African Rhythms, KFAI 03/31/11: Pledge Drive!

March 31, 2011

Keeping the fires burning (over 1/3 of the way to our goal of $80,000), Charlie, Jojo, Deborah and I made the case for supporting African Rhythms and KFAI. Along the way we heard a brand new track by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo from their first album in 20 years plus plenty of classic African popular music including cuts from King Sunny Ade, Vieux Farka Toure and Orchestre Baobab. You can show your support for independent radio by visiting the KFAI site and you can check out the show and playlist here (and here).


Top Shows Of The Year, 2009

December 17, 2009

(The Who didn’t play here in 2009 but sounded pretty great a couple of years ago at the Xcel Center… this photo predates that show by a little. From This Isn’t Happiness.)

Rokia Traore, The Cedar

Vieux Farka Touré, The Cedar

The Itals, Nomad World Pub

Os Mutantes, The Cedar

King Sunny Adé, Minnesota Zoo

Lucinda Williams/Tom & Lu’s wedding, First Avenue

The veterans (Itals, Mutantes, Adé) came through big time with solid shows while the upstarts from Mali (Traore, Farka Touré) showed they can contend with anybody. And Lucinda & Tom’s wedding as the finale to a great performance by her was just an amazing evening for all.