2011-07-01 Afro-Cuban Music

The roots of a musical style can be tough to pin down. That’s certainly the case with Afro-Cuban music. Certainly the roots lie in Africa, but styles have bounced back and forth across the ocean for many generations, and now the music is played wordwide. Today’s show samples Afro-Cuban and broader Afro-Latin (Brazil, Haiti) music of present and past. Plus new releases and a very special cover song (which we’ll call a Persian version) in the second hour. Congratulations to the ticket winners for next week’s AfroCubism show!Rough Guide to Afro-Cuba CD

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Hour 1
AfroCubism  –  Nima Diyala  –  AfroCubism
The Creole Choir Of Cuba  –  Edem Chante  –  Tande-La
Susana Baca  –  Baho Kende + Palo Mayimbe  –  Afrodiaspora
Mulatu Astatke  –  I Faram Gami I Faram w/ Ethiopian Quintet  –  New York-Addis-London
Palo  –  Pa’ Chango  –  This is Afro Cuban Funk
Miriam Makeba  –  Mas Que Nada  –  Reflections
Ska Cubano  –  La Trova  –  Mambo Ska
Laurent Lomande  –  Akimi Magai Na Bubu  –  The World Is Shaking: Cubanismo from the Congo, 1954-55
Kumar  –  Medio Siglo Después  –  Pelicula de Barrio
Manu Dibango  –  Mi Niya  –  Rough Guide to Manu Dibango
Cubanismo  –  Mambo UK  –  Reencarnacion
Tabou Combo  –  Compas Popcorn  –  Respect…
AfroCubism  –  Djelimady Rumba  –  AfroCubism

Hour 2
Africando  –  Sabador (“La Bamba”)  –  Vol. 2 Tierra Tradicional
Celia Cruz  –  Metida Con You  –  Rough Guide to Celia Cruz
Papa Noel  –  Tshe Tshe  –  Bel Ami
Cheikh Lo  –  Sankara  –  Jamm
Amina Alaoui  –  Buscate en Mi, var.  –  Arco Iris
Vieux Farka Toure  –  Wonda Guay  –  The Secret
Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80  –  African Soldier  –  From Africa with Fury: Rise
Googoosh  –  Respect  –  Persian Funk
Jugalbandi Trio  –  Troyee  –  Brindiban
Ojos de Brujo  –  Quien Engana no Gana  –  Bari
Freshlyground  –  Chicken to Change  –  Radio Africa
Boban I Marko Markovic Orkestar  –  Dzumbus Funk  –  Go Marko Go!
Turlu Tursu  –  Maha Bhara Tatouille  –  The All Weathers Country

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