8/18/2011 African Rhythms


Tinariwen's forthcoming album, Tassili, is filled with dark and brooding lyrics and a stripped-down acoustic sound. They've put away the electric guitars for the moment but haven't lost a bit of their intensity. We debuted two tracks from that CD on today's African Rhythms and heard plenty of other contemporary and classic sounds from the continent along the way.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tinariwen - Imidiwan Ma Tenam
Album: Tassili; Label: Anti-
Mamani Keita - Konia (featuring Adama Coulibaly)
Album: Gagner l'Argent Français; Label: No Format
Seun Kuti Egypt 80 - Rise Up (Swiss Beatz remix)
Album: From Africa with Fury - Rise; Label: Knitting Factory
Tony Allen Jimi Tenor - Celia's Walk
Album: Inspiration Information 4; Label: Strut
Amp Fiddler Sly Robbie - Crazy Day
Album: Inspiration Information; Label: Strut
Manecas Costa - Paraiso di Gumbe
Album: Africa Remix; Label: Milan
Addis Acoustic Project - Selam Yihown Lehoulachin
Album: Tewesta; Label: World Village
Samite - Kalimba
Album: Silina Musango; Label: Xenophile
Buika - Loca
Album: Mi Niña Lola; Label: DRO Atlantic
Bassekou Kouyate Ngoni Ba - Musow - For Our Women
Album: I Speak Fula; Label: Out Here
Tarika Sammy - Vohitsara
Album: Balance; Label: Xenophile
Juakali - Breakaway
Album: Dreadbass Soundsystem; Label: Foreign Familiar
Gregory Isaacs - Confirm Reservation
Album: More Gregory; Label: Island
Nkulee Dube - Love the Way
Album: My Way; Label: Native Rhythms
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou-Dahomey - Ou C'est Lui Ou C'est Moi
Album: The First Album (1973); Label: Analog Africa
Dele Sosimi - Turbulent Times
Album: Nu Afrobeat Experience; Label: Shanachie
Ukoo Flani, Dogs, Teichmann - Living Room
Album: BLNRB Welcome to the Madhouse; Label: Out Here
DJ Vielo, DJ Anielson Patcho Debenq - Décalé Mon Afrique
Album: The Sound of Club Secousse Volume 1; Label: Crammed
Sen Kumpa - Niawal
Album: Africa Underground: Depths of Dakar; Label: Nomadic Wax
Tinariwen - Tiliaden Osamnat
Album: Tassili; Label: Anti-
Vieux Farka Touré - Watch Out (featuring Eric Krasnow)
Album: The Secret; Label: Six Degrees
Kenny Dorham - Afrodisia
Album: Afro-Cuban; Label: Blue Note
Air Date: 
August 18, 2011

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