Africa-O-Ye! on 06/13/13

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Thu, 06/13/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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This week on Africa O-Ye! we explore a brilliant new compilation from the Soundway label.    "Kenya in the 1970's: benga, soul and rumba collide and merge with tradition and culture.  Musicians arriving from neighboring Tanzania, Congo and Zambia to record in East Africa's booming musical hub. In a country where the 45rpm seven inch single rules over the LP, literally tens of thousands of records are pressed. KENYA SPECIAL gathers 32 unusual highlights from Kikuyu 'liquid soul', Luo Benga and Swahili afrobeat to highly original genre-bending Congolese and Tanzanian tracks recorded especially for the local market.  Most have resisted a second look until now……" host: Andy Hosch


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