Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

African Rhythms, KFAI 10/27/11

October 27, 2011

Nigerian ladies from the past and present on today’s African Rhythms — the Lijadu Sisters, whose 1976 LP Danger has just been reissued by Knitting Factory, and Nneka (pictured), raised in Nigeria and now based in Germany with a brand new CD Soul is Heavy. Plus: Ali Farka Toure, Seu Jorge, Vis-A-Vis, El Rego and much more. The show is available as an MP3 stream or Real Audio for 2 weeks at the KFAI site.


LP cover: I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots

July 14, 2010

on Decca (Nigeria), 1968.

image: Global Groove

Sir Victor Uwaifo

June 13, 2008

Thanks to Timjim for pointing us in the direction of this informative site dedicated to Soundway’s fantastic Nigeria Special series. Among the features there is this entertaining video of Sir Victor Uwaifo, plus a lovely cut by Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National. Enjoy the weekend!

Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National – Okwukwe Na Nchekwube

Lagos Shake: A Tony Allen Chop Up

June 11, 2008

Since releasing Lagos No Shaking by revered Nigerian drummer and Africa 70 bandleader Tony Allen about 2 years ago, the UK label Honest Jons has commissioned a series of 12″ records by artists around the world that use the original Allen tracks as jumping off points for modern explorations of the Afro Beat sound. Now many of those tracks have been compiled for a new album, Lagos Shake. While the results are a mixed bag, standout cuts by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Salah Ragab & His Afro-Egyptian Ensemble, Mark Ernestus, and Warieka Hill Sounds make the investment well worth while. And the stunning cover photograph will strike up conversation when on display in your home.

African Rhythms 06/05/08

June 5, 2008

Found myself in Studio Four at KFAI again today, sitting in for Salif and Charlie on the African Rhythms show. The outstanding new compilation Nigeria 70 Lagos Jump was featured, along with a plethora of beats from Mali, Madagascar, the US, and lots more vintage Nigerian music. You can stream the show for 2 weeks after the broadcast here. Playlist after the break.


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
KFAI Minneapolis

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

February 22, 2008

The Surface Noise weekend video jukebox kicks off with Fela’s Suffering & Smiling as performed by his son Seun Kuti with Egypt 80 in 2005.