9/15/2011 African Rhythms


Today's edition of African Rhythms on KFAI featured a set of music from some of South Africa's greatest female voices, going back to a 1964 LP by Miriam Makeba (The Voice of Africa) and fast-forwarding to contemporary stars like Simphiwe Dana, Thandiswa, and Lira (singing a lovely pop song in Zulu). We also heard a couple of tracks from M.anifest's forthcoming album plus the usual eclectic mix of sounds from the continent and beyond.

Playlist Tracks: 
Cheikh Lô - Shakara/Lady
Album: Red Hot + Riot; Label: MCA
Tiken Jah Fakoly - Vieux Pere
Album: African Revolution; Label: Wrasse
Seun Kuti - Rise Up
Album: From Africa with Fury; Label: Knitting Factory
M.anifest - ghana-must-go
Album: Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America; Label: M.anifest
Fatoumata Diawara - Kanou
Album: Kanou EP; Label: World Circuit
Afel Bocoum - Makelekele
Album: Mali Music; Label: Honest Jons
Omar - It's So...
Album: Sing (If You Want It); Label: Tru Thoughts
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Afro Blue
Album: Red Earth; Label: Universal
Jose Conde - Amor y Felicidad
Album: Jose Conde; Label: Pipiki
Tony Allen - Ayenlo
Album: Secret Agent; Label: Nonesuch
Staff Benda Bilili - Je t'Aime
Album: Tres Tres Fort; Label: Crammed
Salif Keita - Ignadjidje
Album: The Mansa of Mali... A Retrospective; Label: Mango
Sylford Walker - Burn Babylon
Album: The Mighty 2; Label: Heartbeat
Hugh Mundell - Blessing of Fari
Album: Arise; Label: Mun Rock
Tenor Saw - Ring the Alarm
Album: Tougher Than Tough; Label: Mango
Miriam Makeba - Tuson
Album: The Voice of Africa; Label: RCA Victor
Thandiswa Mazwai - Lahl Umlenze
Album: Africa Remix; Label: Milan
Gene Shaw - Goin' Downtown
Album: Carnival Sketches; Label: Argo Jazz
Simphiwe Dana - Hay' Ihambo
Album: Kulture Noir; Label: Gallo
Lira - Ngiyabonga
Album: Lira EP; Label: Otarel Music/Sony South Africa
M.anifest - Blue
Album: Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America; Label: M.anifest
Buraka Som Sistema - Kurum
Album: Black Diamond; Label: Fabric
Luisa Maita - Alento
Album: Lero-Lero; Label: Cumbancha
Oumou Sangare - Magnoumaki
Album: Oumou; Label: World Circuit
Karl Hector The Malcouns - Tamanrasset
Album: Tamanrasset; Label: Stones Throw
Air Date: 
September 15, 2011

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