3/15/2012 African Rhythms


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).

Playlist Tracks: 
Amazons of Guinea/Sonia Diabate - Samba
Album: Golden Afrique Vol 1, Disc 2; Label: Network
Ami Koita - Concorde Gaye
Album: Songs of Praise; Label: Stern's
Viviane N'Dour - Bagdad
Album: Amul Visa; Label: Jololi
Oum Kalthoum - Ghanili Chweyi
Album: Africa- 50 years; Label: Discograph
Gigi - Bati Bati
Album: Zion Roots; Label: World Network
Aster Aweke - Kabu
Album: Africa 50 years; Label: Discograph
Oumou Sangaré - An Ndiya
Album: Oumou; Label: Nonesuch
Souad Massi - Bledi
Album: Raoui (The Storyteller); Label: Wrasse
Angelique Kidjo - Afirika
Album: Black Ivory Soul; Label: Columbia
Brenda Fassie - Vulindela
Album: Brenda Fassie Africa; Label: Palm World Voices
Janice DeRosa - Aduna
Album: Aduna; Label: Next Music
Mariem Hassan - Wajadu
Album: Mariem Hassan & Leyoad; Label: NubeNegra
Mahotella Queens - Thina Siyakhanisa
Album: Golden Afrique Vol 3, Disc 1; Label: Network
Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata
Album: Africa 50 years; Label: Discograph
Cesaria Evora - Traz D'horizonte
Album: Mornas Du Cap Vert; Label: Lusafrica
Sara Tavares - Bom Feeling
Album: Balance; Label: Times Square
Mayra Andrade - Konsiensia
Album: Storia Storia; Label: RCA
Lijadu Sisters - Bayilense
Album: Mother Africa; Label: Knitting Factory
Nneka - Shining Star
Album: Soulisheavy; Label: Decon
Asa - Why Can't We?
Album: Beautiful Imperfection; Label: Dramatico
Air Date: 
March 15, 2012

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