8/4/2011 African Rhythms


Yusuf Shalita from Marimba Africa joined us today to talk about the band's upcoming residency at Ras Ethiopian Restaurant in St. Paul. (They're also going to be opening for and playing with Samba Mapangala at the Cedar on August 13.) We also heard a typically eclectic mix of music including songs from Cape Verde, Angola, Cameroon, Kenya, Mali, and Senegal, along with a brand new track from the Addis Acoustic Project, a group of top musicians playing acoustic versions of Ethiopian popular songs of the 50's and 60's.

Playlist Tracks: 
Sen Kumpa - Niawal
Album: African Underground: the Depths of Dakar; Label: Nomadic Wax
Mamani Keita - Konia featuring Adama Coulibaly
Album: Gagner l'Argent Français; Label: No Format
Bibi Tanga the Selenites - Bê Africa
Album: Dunya; Label: Nat Geo
Kanda Bongo Man - Lisa
Album: The Very Best of Kanda Bongo Man; Label: Nascente
Them Mushrooms - Wamsheba Wamsheba
Album: Songs from Kenya; Label: Rags Music
Cesaria Evora - Africa Nossa
Album: Rogamar; Label: Lusafrica
Sam Mangwana - Galo Negro
Album: Galo Negro; Label: Putumayo
Santos Júnior - N'Gui Banza Mana
Album: Angola Soundtrack: The Unique Sound of Luanda; Label: Analog Africa
Marimba Africa - Mwana Africa
Album: Live at the Blue Nile; Label: Marimba Africa
Marimba Africa - Born in Africa
Album: Live at the Blue Nile; Label: Marimba Africa
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
Album: The Best of Burning Spear; Label: Island
Peter Tosh - Nah Goa Jail
Album: No Nuclear War; Label: Parlophone
Longe Longe - Trés Importante
Album: Makossa Music from Cameroon; Label: Longe Longe
Omega Bugembe Okello - Yaye
Album: Kiwomera Emmeeme; Label: Comin Atcha
Salif Keita - Ignadjidje
Album: The Mansa of Mali... A Retrospective; Label: Mango
Addis Acoustic Project - Selam Yihoun Lehoulachin
Album: Tewesta; Label: World Village
Samba Mapangala Orchestre Virunga - Virunga
Album: Virunga Volcano; Label: Earthworks
Roberto Fonseca - Tierra en Mano
Album: Zamazu; Label: Enja
Air Date: 
August 4, 2011

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