January 2012 African Rhythms Archives

Ease into the new year with Afro-Sounds from all around the planet courtesy of Brad, Jojo and Bill.

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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…

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Eric from Secret Stash Records stopped by to talk about Saturday’s

Mickey Murray LP release party

at the Cedar. Along the way we heard some great records from Mickey (GA, USA), Geraldo Pino & his Heart Beats (Sierra Leone), Nneka (Nigeria/Germany), Alkibar Gignor (Mali), and the Addis Acoustic Project (Ethiopia).

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2 hours of globetrotting with Brad and Deborah. Featuring tracks from Aar Maanta (Somalia/UK), Fanga (France), Djelimady Tounkara & the Rail Band (Mali), Nico Gomez & his Afro Percussion, Inc. (Belgium/Netherlands), and Seu Jorge (Brazil).

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