11/17/2011 African Rhythms


Joni Haastrup's take on psychedelic Afro-rock with his Nigerian band Monomono (and later as a solo artist) is the focus of three stellar new reissues from Soundway/Tummy Touch. On today's African Rhythms we heard a couple of tracks from those records, along with new music from Congo courtesy of Damon Albarn's new DNC Music project pairing Western producers with contemporary Congolese musicians.

Playlist Tracks: 
The Good Ones - Sara
Album: Kigali Y'iza Habu; Label: Dead Oceans
DRC Music - Respect of the Rules featuring Loi X Liberal
Album: Kinshasa One Two; Label: Warp
Fanga - Kononi featuring Kady Diarra
Album: Natural Juice; Label: Underdog Records
Monomono - Kenimania
Album: Give the Beggar a Chance; Label: Soundway/Tummy Touch
M.anifest - Blue
Album: Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America; Label: M.anifest
Kelenkye Band - Jungle Music
Album: Moving World; Label: Superfly
Tinariwen - Chet Boghassa
Album: Amassakoul; Label: World Village
Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - Africa Challenge
Album: Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra; Label: Nonesuch
Mariem Hassan - Wadna
Album: Mariem Hassan con Leyoad; Label: Nube Negra
Simentera - Ami Xintadu featuring Manu Dibango
Album: Simentera; Label: Celluloid
The Cyclones with Count Ossie - Meditation
Album: Studio One Roots; Label: Soul Jazz
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Sankofa
Album: 12; Label: Honest Jons
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Oh Bea
Album: Reminiscin' in Tempo / African Dancefloor Classics; Label: Popular African Music
Fatoumata Diawara - Bokonoba
Album: Fatou; Label: World Circuit
Daby Touré Skip McDonald - Past Time
Album: Call My Name; Label: Real World
Joni Haastrup - Wake Up Your Mind
Album: Wake Up Your Mind; Label: Soundway/Tummy Touch
Tiken Jah Fakoly - Vieux Pere
Album: African Revolution; Label: Wrasse
DRC Music - Lingala
Album: Kinshasa One Two; Label: Warp
El Rego et ses Commandos - E Nan Mian Nuku
Album: El Rego; Label: Daptone
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu's Mood
Album: Mulatu Steps Ahead; Label: Strut
Captain Planet - Ningane
Album: Cookin' Gumbo; Label: Bastard Jazz
Air Date: 
November 17, 2011

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