Posts Tagged ‘Tamikrest’

African Rhythms, KFAI 05/19/11

May 19, 2011

Gearing up for a summer of great shows we heard a set of contemporary desert blues on today’s edition of African Rhythms with tracks by Tinariwen and Bombino (coming to the Cedar in July) and Tamikrest (whose leader, guitarist Ousmane Ag Massa, first heard Tinariwen when he was five years old). Bill brought in some rare party music from Tanzania, Jojo shared some tracks from Kenya and Uganda, and we started off the whole thing with new music from two formidable sons of African superstars, Vieux Farka Touré and Femi Kuti. You can hear the show for two weeks via MP3 stream at the KFAI site.

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African Rhythms, KFAI 03/24/11

March 24, 2011

It was a full contingent at African Rhythms today on KFAI with Salif, Jojo, Charlie and myself taking turns spinning great African music from the past and present. I brought in tracks from Ebo Taylor, Los Chicharrons, and a great young Touareg band called Tamikrest. You can check out the show via MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site. Playlist follows.

Mamadi Dioubaté on the cover of a French EP from the 50s

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