Posts Tagged ‘Mayra Andrade’

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 12/26/13

December 26, 2013

horace silver

Celebrating 50 years of Kenyan independence on today’s African Rhythms with a generous selection of Benga music and more, plus some of 2013’s notable releases and a tribute to African American jazz greats Yusuf Lateef, Chico Hamilton and Horace Silver. Listen now.

Horace Silver by Francis Wolff


African Rhythms, KFAI 12/05/13

December 5, 2013

Tabu Ley Rochereau

The latest African Rhythms is online, featuring music from Senegal and The Gambia, new songs from Cape Verdian/Parisian Mayra Andrade, and a tribute to the Congolese soukous master Tabu Ley Rochereau. 2 hours with Brad and Jojo via KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.

Tabu Ley photo via RFI Musique


African Rhythms, KFAI 07/11/13

July 11, 2013


From Le Fantastique Pambou-Tchicaya-Tchico and Lolo-Lolitta to Udokotela Shange Namajaha we’ve got you covered on today’s African Rhythms! Listen now at the KFAI site.


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


African Rhythms, KFAI 03/15/12

March 21, 2012

On this week’s African Rhythms on KFAI: Women of African Music: Great Voices from the Continent. This show, devoted exclusively to African women vocalists in honor of Women’s History Month, gave us an opportunity to play all-female groups like the Amazons of Guinea and the Mahotella Queens, superstars like Mariam Makeba, Oumou Sangaré, Cesaria Evora, and Gigi Shibabaw, and some lesser-known women who deserve to be known. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to hear superb singers we could not fit in this two-hour show, such as Monique Seka (Ivory Coast), Amina Annabi (Tunisia), Mbilia Bel (Zaire/Congo), Toto Bissainthe (Haiti), Coumba Gawlo Seck (Senegal), Mingas (Mozambique), Rasha (Sudan), and Susanna Baca (Peru). With Charlie, Joelle and Brad. Hear the show at the KFAI site.

African Rhythms, KFAI 06/23/11

June 23, 2011

On today’s edition of African Rhythms we heard new tracks from Susana Baca and Mayra Andrade with Trio Mocotó (from the spectacular new Tropicalia tribute Red Hot + Rio 2) and had a preview of the K. Frimpong & his Cubano Fiestas record release party happening next Tuesday at Cause Spirits and Soundbar. The show is available as an MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site, where you can also view the playlist.

photo: Mayra Andrade


Global Beat, KFAI 03/02/11

March 2, 2011

So much cool new music to get to on today’s edition of Global Beat including tracks from Los Chicharrons, Lucinda Williams, Ebo Taylor, Nostalgia 77, Mayra Andrade, and the insanely prolific Shawn Lee. We took more than a few left turns along the way and wrapped it all up in a neat two hour package that you can check out via MP3 stream at the KFAI site, where you can also peep the playlist (posted here as well after the break.)

photo by Herbert Maeder, 1952 via unrealityblackandwhite


Temposphere, KFAI 01/02/10

January 2, 2010

Records keep you warm! To all my friends living in 0 degree land here is a two hour musical space heater that you can pause and repeat as needed. Featured artists include Leon Ware, Mayra Andrade, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Chico Hamilton, Aretha Franklin, Gnonnas Pedro et ses Dadjes, the 13th Floor Elevators, and so many other luminaries… The show lives on as an MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site. The playlist is posted there and here, after the break.

(Gloria Swanson as Sadie Thompson, 1928, from La Contessa.)


The 10 Best Albums of 2009

December 10, 2009

It was a good year for the ladies:

Kylie Auldist/Made Of Stone (Tru Thoughts)

Mayra Andrade/Storía Storía (RCA Victor France)

Sara Tavares/Xinti (Four Quarters)

Oumou Sangare/Seya (Nonesuch)

Peaches/I Feel Cream (XL)

Rokia Traore/Tchamantche (Nonesuch)

Quantic & His Combo Barbaro/Tradition in Transition (Tru Thoughts)

Havana Cultura: New Cuba Sound (Brownswood)

Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics/Inspiration Information Vol. 3 (Strut)

Brownout/Aguilas & Cobras (Six Degrees)

Each of these discs contains an abundance of tracks that will soothe, delight and inspire. While any of them would make a fabulous holiday gift, my recommendation is to treat yourself.

Other fine music from 2009: new releases from Tinariwen, Amadou & Mariam, Vieux Farka Touré (a great year for music from Mali!), Lura, Céu, Alice Russell, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Tony Allen, Puerto Plata, and Staff Benda Bilili. Ignore the pop charts, there is thrilling music percolating all over the planet.

Reissue of the year: Big Star/Keep Your Eyes On The Sky (Rhino): You may already own most of these tracks but they have never sounded better. The live disc is a revelation as well. A worthy monument to a great (and unjustly ignored in their time) band.

(related posts: The 10 Best Albums of 2008, The 10 Best Albums of 2007)

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