Africa-O-Ye! playlist for 06/28/2012

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Program name: 
Africa-O-Ye!
Air date: 
06/28/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Francis BebeySangaraDibiyePee Wee
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Francis BebeyMoon SmileDibiyePee Wee
Francis BebeyTo The Rain For The SahelDibiyePee Wee
Toups Bebey & Le Spirit Pan-African Brass CompanyPondaLa Fanfare Africane / Mummy I Go For Town
Francis BebeyNyambeDibiyePee Wee
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TakadjaFekerema (The Only Thing)TakadjaCelestial Harmonies
Mory KantéNafiyaSabouRiverboat/World Music Network
TakadjaFonikeya Marassi (Advice for the Youth)TakadjaCelestial Harmonies
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Kanté Manfila & Balla KallaDJelihaKankan BluesP.A.M. (Popular African Music)
TakadjaTakadjaTakadjaCelestial Harmonies
Sidiki CondeN'naSidikiInnova
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Ifang BondiSaya ManyiDarajaMW Records World Roots Collection
Foday Musa SusoFuladaThe DreamtimeCMP
Ifang BondiKibaruGis GisMW Records World Roots Collection
Foday Musa SusoMorning LightThe DreamtimeCMP
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Sean GaskellJarabiKora Music of West AfricaSelf-Released
Njuzu MbiraChakwiRoots Music of ZimbabweSelf-Released
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Mhofela (Musekiwa Chingodza & Bud Cohen)KarigamombeTomutenda MamboSelf-Released
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Seprewa KasaAdowa (Otanfo)Seprewa KasaRiverboat/World Music Network
The Pan African OrchestraYaa Yaa KoleOpus 1Realworld
Kakraba LobiDaybreakThe World Of Kakraba LobiJVC/Victor (Japan)

An eclectic mix of African sounds....  The first half hour featured Cameroon's Francis Bebey. Here is a link to a good article about Bebey>> http://www.rfimusic.com/artist/world-music/francis-bebey/biography  We then moved on to traditional sounds from Guinée (Takadja, Mory Kanté, Sididki Conde, Kanté Manfila) followed by roots-based music from Gambia (Ifang Bondi, Foday Musa Suso).  We also previewed songs from new releases by kora player Sean Gaskell (Seattle) and Portland's Njuzu Mbira --who will be appearing together this Friday, June 29th at the Tabor Theater Lounge,4811 SE Hawthorne. Then we heard a track from the new release of Zimbabwean mbira master Musekiwa Chingodza, who will be performing at Mississippi Pizza next Tuesday, July 3.   The program concluded with selections from Ghana....

 

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