Posts Tagged ‘Maria Rita’

African Rhythms, KFAI 02/27/14

February 27, 2014

Elis Regina

Have some Carnaval and Mardi Gras with your African Rhythms today, with a generous mixture of joyous sounds from Brazil and New Orleans leavened into the usual assortment. Listen now.

pictured: Elis Regina

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African Rhythms, KFAI 02/14/13

February 14, 2013

jorge ben seven inch EP

We celebrate Carnaval with a full hour of Brazilian music on today’s African Rhythms. From Jorge Ben to Seu Jorge, Elis Regina to Maria Rita and Tim Maia to Ed Motta, a small taste of the incredibly diverse music of Brazil, streaming now at the KFAI site.

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African Rhythms, KFAI 12/15/11

December 15, 2011

Along with new music from Brasileiras Marisa Monte and Maria Rita and a tribute to Barry Llewellyn and The Heptones, we spent the second hour of today’s African Rhythms surveying the breadth of music from contemporary African female singers including Cesaria Evora, Souad Massi and Dobet Gnahore. You can hear the show with Brad, Jojo and Charlie via MP3 or RealAudio streams at the KFAI site.

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The Ten Best Albums of 2008

December 2, 2008

There was little question Orchestra Baobab would take the honors this year with their magisterial Made In Dakar album. Last year Trojan Records were the rage for classic reggae compilations but with the label falling into limbo VP have stepped up with their excellent 17 North Parade series. It was also a year for incredible Afrobeat compilations from Soundway, Strut, and Analog Africa. And Juana Molina followed her mesmerizing Son CD with the even more hypnotic and brilliant Un Dia. Without further ado…

Orchestra Baobab/Made In Dakar (Nonesuch/World Circuit)

Juana Molina/Un Dia (Domino)

Dennis Brown/A Little Bit More: Joe Gibbs 12″ Selection 1978-1983 (VP)

Various Artists/Channel One Story Chapter Two (VP)

Buika/Nina de Fuego (WEA International)

Maria Rita/Samba Meu (WEA International)

Various Artists/African Scream Contest (Analog Africa)

Various Artists/Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump (Strut)

Various Artists/Nigeria Disco Funk Special (Soundway)

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Disorient)

The year also saw strong albums and tracks from Amp Fiddler, Sonantes, Pacifika, Jazzanova, Horace Andy, Erykah Badu, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Hercules & Love Affair, Quantic, The Mighty Diamonds, Toumani Diabate, Raphael Sebbag, Orgone, Kylie Auldist & The Bamboos, Bronx River Parkway, Q-Tip, Lucinda Williams, Al Green, and others. (And never mind the countless records that didn’t cross my path.) We also look forward to US releases of new CDs by Seu Jorge, Rokia Traore, and Novalima. Great music is alive and well.

(related post: The Ten Best Albums of 2007)