9/1/2011 African Rhythms


A late-70's Nigerian cover of Fela's Zombie and Omar Souleyman's storming new collaboration with Björk opened the proceedings on today's edition of African Rhythms on KFAI. Lawyer Bill brought in some music from Tanzania (where he's returning shortly), Jojo spun tunes from Uganda and Kenya, Brad mixed in a bit of Kuduro from Angola and soukous from Cape Verde and it all turned into a rather rhythmically propulsive two hours.

Playlist Tracks: 
Ephraim Nzeka - Zombie
Album: Bilongo; Label: Comet Records
Björk - Crystalline — Omar Souleyman version
Album: 12; Label: Nonesuch
Oumou Sangare - Yala
Album: Oumou; Label: World Circuit
Ocote Soul Sounds - Pathways
Album: Taurus; Label: ESL
Bongo Flavor - Swahili
Album: Tanzanian Pop; Label: Bill White
X Plastaz - Msimu Kwa Msimu
Album: Rough Guide to African Rap; Label: Rough Guide
Buraka Som Sistema - Kalemba (Wegue Wegue)
Album: Black Diamond; Label: Fabric
DJ Vielo, DJ Anielson Patcho Debenq - Decalé Mon Afrique
Album: Secousse: African Dance Music Anthems; Label: Crammed
Manuel Alvarez y Sus Dangers - Esclavo Moderna
Album: Palenque Palenque: Champeta Criolla Afro Roots In Colombia 1975-1991; Label: Soundway
Mamani Keita - Konia featuring Adama Coulibaly
Album: Gagner l'Argent Français; Label: No Format
Simphiwe Dana - Ndim Iqhawe part 2
Album: Kulture Noir; Label: Gallo
10 Ft. Ganja Plant - Strength
Album: Shake Up The Place; Label: Roir
Jacob Miller Inner Circle - Cool Operator
Album: Forward Jah Jah Children; Label: Trojan
Dennis Brown - Malcolm X
Album: The Best of the Joe Gibbs Years; Label: Shanachie
Wailing Souls - Wild Suspense
Album: Wild Suspense; Label: Mango
Tinariwen - Tenere Taqhim Tossam
Album: Tassili; Label: Anti-
Group Bombino - Imouhare
Album: Guitars from Agadez volume 2; Label: Sublime Frequencies
Tamikrest - Tamiditin
Album: Adagh; Label: Glitterhouse
Mayra Andrade + Trio Mocotó - Berimbau
Album: Red Hot + Rio 2; Label: e one
Los Chicharrons - Sarambas Song
Album: Roots of Life; Label: Tummy Touch
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Sankofa
Album: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble; Label: Honest Jons
Musaimo - City Cabana
Album: Mwigerekanio; Label: Musaimo
Bernard Kabanda - Tugendeyo — Let's Go There
Album: Bernard Kabanda; Label: Real World
Afro Soul-Tet - Afro Revolt
Album: Afrodesia; Label: Luv N Haight
Air Date: 
September 1, 2011

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