1/12/2012 African Rhythms

 

On today's show: warm sounds from Hindi Zahra (Morocco/Paris), Sam Mangwana (Congo), Mighty Diamonds (Kingston), Kamatana (Kenya) and Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana/NYC) along with a steel drum-fueled Trinidadian mix with Black Truth Rhythm Band, Steel an' Skin and the Esso Trinidad Steelband's cover of a Jackson Five song produced by Van Dyke Parks...


Playlist Tracks: 
Hindi Zahra - Ahiawa
Album: Handmade; Label: Naive
Rasha - Azara Al Hay
Album: Desert Blues 2; Label: Network
Alemayehu Eshete - Ayalqem Tedengo
Album: Ethiopiques 8: Swinging Addis; Label: Buda Musique
Black Truth Rhythm Band - Ifetayo
Album: Ifetayo; Label: Soundway
Steel An' Skin - Afro Punk Reggae Dub
Album: 12; Label: Honest Jons
Esso Trinidad Steelband - I Want You Back
Album: July 1971; Label: Warner Bros
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Tamagbondorsu
Album: Rise and Shine; Label: Cumbancha
Mighty Diamonds - Revolution
Album: Indestructible; Label: Alligator
Mighty Diamonds - Right Time
Album: Tougher Than Tough; Label: Mango
Blitz the Ambassador - Native Sun featuring Shad
Album: Native Sun; Label: EMBS
Novalima - Guayabo
Album: Karimba; Label: ESL
Alice Coltrane - Blue Nile
Album: Ptah the El Daoud; Label: Impulse!
Wenge Musica - Kalayi Boeing
Album: Force d'Intervention Rapide; Label: Melodies Tempo
Nawal - Hima
Album: Aman; Label: Nawali
Habib Koité & Bamada - Muso Ko
Album: Foly!; Label: World Village
Cesaria Evora - Isolada
Album: Voz d'Amor; Label: Bluebird
Tarika - Retany
Album: D; Label: Xenophile
Sam Mangwana - Nakupenda
Album: Galo Negro; Label: Putumayo
Kamatana - Moraa
Album: Kamatana; Label: Kamatana
Mbilia Bel - Naza
Album: Welcome; Label: Syllart
Bernard Kabanda - Abakazi Be Kibuga
Album: Olugendo; Label: Womad Select
Chiwoniso - Vanorapa
Album: Rebel Woman; Label: Cumbancha
Program: 
Air Date: 
January 12, 2012