2014-10-24 It’s an Afrobeat World!

Lagos Roots Afrobeat EnsembleI hardly need an excuse to break out the Afrobeat, and this week two concerts in Cascadia reinforce my Afrobeat inclinations. Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble play at Rhythm & Rye in Olympia Oct. 25, and Chicago Afrobeat Project play at Seattle’s Nectar Lounge Oct. 30. We’ll hear from them, and from other great Afrobeat players. If you missed the recent KAOS fall membership drive, you can still become a KAOS member or renew your membership, call 360-867-6894 or visit kaosradio.org/join/

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Hour 1
“Tamedun Don Come” from Nu Afrobeat Experience

Cafe-Creme & Les Freres Smith “La marche des Smith” from Afrobeat (Mondomix)

The Afromotive “On the Cuff” from Scare Tactics

Brownout “African Battle” from Homenaje

Tony Allen “Tiger’s Skip” from Film of Life

Cheikh Lo, Les Nubians, Manu Dibango “Shankara/Lady Part 2” from Red Hot + Riot

The Shaolin Afronauts “Brooklyn” from Brooklyn

Kokolo “Talk-Action = Zero” from Fuss and Fight

Set break — KAOS Community Billboard

Ayetoro “Revenge of the Flying Monkeys” from Nu Afrobeat Experience

Chicago Afrobeat Project “Innercity Blues” from Nyash Up!

Cacique’97 “Sr. Diplomata” from Cacique’97

Toli Nameless & The Femm Nameless “Ibajekbe (What If)” from The Rough Guide to Afrobeat Revival

Hour 2
Alma Afrobeat Ensemble
“Qsq” from Life No Get Dublicate

Hailu Mergia & The Walias “Lomi Tera-tera” from Tche Belew

Paul Nabor “Potu Gedina (Parranda)” from Garifuna Music from Belize

Danny Michel & The Garifuna Collective “This Is What Is” from Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me

Arun Ramamurthy Trio “Conception” from Jazz Carnatica

Hard Proof “Lake Tana” from Soul Thing/Lake Tana

Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble “Wahala” from Wahala

Set break — Spin The Globe World Music Concert Calendar

VioPan Duo “Viopan Duo Jam 1” from VioPan Duo

Kiran Ahluwalia “Qaza” from Sanata : Stillness

Aquabella “Erderlezi” from Ayadooeh

Söndörgő “Kolovodja” from Tamburocket Hungarian Fireworks

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