2016-01-29 – Songs About African Cities

Spin The Globe: African CitiesSure, there are lots of songs about food and love and nature, but I’ve been collecting songs about the places where most people live: the cities. The first installment of this series of shows highlights songs about cities in Africa, from the bustling capitols to small but mighty places. From Cape Town to Cairo, the sounds of African cities.

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Hour 1
Habib Koité & Eric Bibb
“On My Way to Bamako” from Brothers In Bamako

Touré Touré “Casamance” from Ladde

René Lacaille “Lusaka” from Mapou

Karim Nagi “Heart Full of Cairo (feat. Pleasant Gehman)” from Detour Guide

Alexandra Junior Bright Boys with Lemmy Special Mabaso “Joburg Kwela” from Something New in Africa

Aster Aweke “Selale (Name of a City)” from aster

Spokes Mashiyane “Pretoria” from Emafini + Pretoria 78rpm

Mbongwana Star “Kimpala” from From Kinshasa

Issa Bagayogo “Timbuktu” from Timbuktu

Set break — KAOS Community Billboard

Nashaz “Khartoum” from Nashaz

Seckou Keita “The Path from Gabou” from 22 Strings

Akalé Wubé “Addis Abeba Bete” from Sost

Ba Cissoko “Conakry” from Séno

Hour 2
Mulatu Astatke
“Asmarina (My Asmara)” from Éthiopiques 4. Ethio jazz & musique instrumentale 1969-1974

Rocky Dawuni “Nairobi” from Branches of the Same Tree

Amadou & Mariam “Taxi Bamako” from Dimanche à Bamako

Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko “Dakar” from Africa to Appalachia

Kora Jazz Trio “Goree” from Kora Jazz Trio

Tabu Ley Rochereau “Bel Abidjan” from Classic Titles: Tabu Ley Rochereau

Soweto String Quartet “Sophiatown” from Renaissance

Benjamin Escoriza “Rap de Marrakech” from Alevanta!

Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté “Monsieur le Maire de Niafunke” from In the Heart of the Moon

Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar

Roswell Rudd & Toumani Diabate “Bamako (Instrumental)” from Malicool

Phillip Encobo “Lady Smith Jive” from Soweto Street Music: The Defiitive Collection

Antonio Zambujo “Canção de Brazzaville” from Rua da Emenda

Bra Sello “Pretoria” from South African Jive Vol 3 – African Jazz

Ahmed Fofana, Alex Wilson, Madou Sidiki Diabate & Mali Latino “Bamako 2000” from Mali Latino

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