5/19/2011 African Rhythms


Gearing up for a summer of great shows we heard a set of contemporary desert blues 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.

Playlist Tracks: 
Vieux Farka Touré - Watch Out (featuring Eric Krasno)
Album: The Secret; Label: Six Degrees
Femi Kuti - No Blame Them
Album: Africa for Africa; Label: Knitting Factory
Seu Jorge Almaz - Cirandar
Album: Seu Jorge Almaz; Label: Now Again
Mayra Andrade - Konsiénsia
Album: Stória Stória; Label: RCA Victor France
Echocentrics - Mundo Pequeno
Album: Sunshadows; Label: Ubiquity
Philip Malela - Intandane (part one)
Album: Next Stop... Soweto volume 2; Label: Strut
Oumou Sangare - Djorolen (remix)
Album: Africa Remix; Label: Milan
Malika Zarra - Tamazight
Album: Berber Taxi; Label: Motéma
Jolly Boys - Hanging on the Telephone
Album: Great Expectation; Label: e one
Tinariwen - Lulla
Album: Imidiwan: Companions; Label: World Village
Bombino - Tar Hani
Album: Agadez; Label: Cumbancha
Tamikrest - Tamiditin
Album: Adagh; Label: Glitterhouse
Tiken Jah Fakoly - Je Dis Non
Album: African Revolution; Label: Wrasse
Itals - Ina Dis Ya Time
Album: The Power of the Trinity; Label: Shanachie
Gregory Isaacs - Confirm Reservation
Album: More Gregory; Label: Island
FM Academia - FM Bonus Track
Album: Dunia Kigeugeu; Label: GMC Wasanii
Mali Latino - Joie au Village
Album: Mali Latino; Label: Alex Wilson Records
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Tamagbondorsu (The Rich Mock the Poor)
Album: Rise Shine; Label: Cumbancha
Queen Jane - Nduraga Ngwetereire
Album: Rough Guide to Kenya; Label: Rough Guide
Milly Namukasa - Olulimi
Album: Ekikooti; Label: Stern's
Cymande - Dove
Album: Renegades of Funk; Label: Newhouse Records
Air Date: 
May 19, 2011

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