5/31/2012 African Rhythms

 

Afrobeat Special
This week's African Rhythms is an exploration of Afrobeat: its birth and development over 40 years ago and countless modern incarnations, from the earliest music of Fela Kuti and Tony Allen to today's artists like Antibalas and Ocote Soul Sounds who draw upon the rhythms of Afrobeat as inspiration for their music. Melanie Marshall from the cast of Fela! The Musical (coming to the Ordway in June) joins us during the first half hour.

Playlist Tracks: 
Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada - Divinorum
Album: El Niño y el Sol; Label: ESL
Fela & Afrika 70 - Zombie
Album: Zombie; Label: MCA
Original Broadway Cast Recording - Rain
Album: Fela!; Label: Knitting Factory
James Brown - I Got the Feelin'
Album: James Brown Singles 1967 - 69; Label: Hip-O
Orlando Julius - James Brown Ride On
Album: Super Afro Soul; Label: Vampi Soul
Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70 - Chop & Quench
Album: Afrodisiac; Label: EMI
Fela & Africa 70 with Sandra - Upside Down
Album: Upside Down; Label: Knitting Factory
Antibalas - Gabe's New Joint
Album: Talkatif; Label: Ninja Tune
Les Barons - Lagos Sound System
Album: Afro Beat Sessions; Label: Union Square
Nomo - Reasons
Album: New Tones; Label: Ubiquity
Tony Allen - Ayenlo
Album: Secret Agent; Label: Nonesuch
Tony Allen & Wareika Hill Sounds - Ise Nla
Album: 12"; Label: Honest Jons
Wunmi - Talk That Talk
Album: 12"; Label: Documented
Congo Sanchez - T.E.T.O. (strut)
Album: Volume 1; Label: ESL
Skeletons - Over the Bridge
Album: Smile; Label: Impossible Ark
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Slave Master
Album: From Africa with Fury — Rise; Label: Knitting Factory