African Rhythms

Brad Wrolstad • George Ndege • Salif Keita • Charlie Sugnet

Listen each week as Brad, Jojo, Charlie and Salif bring you the sounds of Africa on African Rhythms.

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Recent Playlists

7/24/2014 African Rhythms

Music from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Haiti, Mali, Congo, Jamaica, Tanzania and beyond on today’s African Rhythms.

7/17/2014 African Rhythms

The two tracks we played by Rwandan Inanga virtuoso Sophie Nzayisenga are from a 21-song album recorded by Vanderbilt University musicologist Gregory Barz, and posted to the Global Music Archive site for free downloading. In addition to the music, the site offers extensive liner notes and a 38-minute video documentary about Sophie’s life and music. The Rwanda full-length fiction film featuring Sophie’s music is “Matière Grise,” or “Gray Matter.” Directed by emerging filmmaker Kivu Ruhorahoza, it won two awards at the 2011 Tribeca Festival (Best Actor & Best new director). Careful internet searching will reveal several options for purchasing or streaming the film, depending on what subtitles and formats you prefer.

7/10/2014 African Rhythms

Some powerful Latin rhythms from Congo, Peru and NYC, new music from Afrobeat great Tony Allen, a birthday salute to Mighty Sparrow and a World Cup update on today’s show with Brad, Jojo and General Moses.

7/3/2014 African Rhythms

Music from Uganda, Kenya, Peru, Senegal, Mali, USA, Dominican Republic, Congo, Brazil, Jamaica, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and more plus another World Cup update from the Sports Desk. 2 hours with Brad, Jojo, Jumondeh, General Moses, Deborah, Bill and Celia.

6/26/2014 African Rhythms

World Cup action continues with a musical salute to Group G: Ghana, USA, Germany and Portugal plus plenty of samba, reggae and soukous.

6/19/2014 African Rhythms

New music from Congo’s Kasai All Stars, tributes to Horace Silver and Augustus Pablo and a World Cup update from the African Rhythms Sports Desk.

6/12/2014 African Rhythms

An homage to João Gilberto, calypso from Maya Angelou, and a preview of the 2014 World Cup with the African Rhythms sports desk.

6/5/2014 African Rhythms

New music from Quantic and Hollie Cook along with plenty of other favorites, old and new, on today’s African Rhythms.

5/29/2014 African Rhythms
5/22/2014 African Rhythms

More from Sia Tolno’s collaboration with Tony Allen and Seun Kuti’s new album, some Cape Verdean sunshine, and a tribute to Sun Ra on today’s show.