African Rhythms & KFAI Fall 2011 Pledge Drive week two — M.anifest stopped by to talk about his new album Immigrant Chronicles, his upcoming Honest Jons European tour with a host of international music giants, and the value of community radio. Also on board were Charlie, Lennie, Jojo, General Moses and Brad, spinning new and classic music from the continent and beyond. Still time to pledge your support for KFAI — 612.375.9030!
The wave of lost African gems from the 70s being rescued from obscurity continues and on today’s show we heard deep cuts from El Rego (Benin) and Joni Haastrup (Nigeria) alongside shiny contemporary pearls.
Nigerian ladies from the past and present on today’s African Rhythms — the Lijadu Sisters, whose 1976 LP Danger has just been reissued by Knitting Factory, and Nneka, raised in Nigeria and now based in Germany with a brand new CD Soul is Heavy. Plus: Ali Farka Toure, Seu Jorge, Vis-A-Vis, El Rego and much more.