2016-10-21 Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean Music

Celia Cruz by Erich Lugo PadillaThe musics of Cuba and Africa are so enmeshed that it can be tough to tell where one ends and the other begins. But who cares? It’s all great music, and we hear Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean sounds from both sides of the Atlantic this week. Not coincidentally, today is the birthday of Celia Cruz.

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Hour 1
“Affaire Mokuwa” from Congo Life

Rebel Tumbao “Them Belly Full/El Refugio/La Protesta” from Rebel Tumbao

Papá Noel “Bon Samaritain” from Bel Ami

Celia Cruz “Sugar Sugar” from The Rough Guide to Celia Cruz

Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta “¡Cafeteando!” from Fonografic

Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano “Jokoh Jokoh” from Heritage

Habana Abierta “Bailala Bien” from Boomerang

Mario Canonge & Hann’ “Baila Mulata” from Salsa Creole

Set break — KAOS Community Billboard

Grand Afro Cuban Orchestra of Generoso Jiminez “Dame un chance” from Generoso Que Bueno Toca Usted

Bembeya Jazz & Bembeya Jazz National “Gbapie” from Bembeya

Obrador “La negra tomasa” from Obrador

Ogun Afrobeat “Oro Le Gbo” from Koko Iroyin

Hour 2
Ska Cubano
“!Ay Caramba!” from !Ay Caramba!

Orchestra Baobab “Ami Kita Bay” from Made In Dakar

Palo! “La Habana Buena” from This Is Afro-Cuban Funk

Wendo Kolosoy “Soki olingi ngai” from Marie Louise

Santero “Cabio Sile” from El Hijo de Obatala

Bio Ritmo “Bionic Boogaloo” from Bionico

Celia Cruz “El No Te Quiere Na’” from Mi Vida Es Cantar

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou “Finlin Ho” from Madjafalao

Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar

Le T.P. OK Jazz & Franco “Alimatou” from Francophonic

The Garifuna Collective “Mongulu” from Ayo

Terrakota “Gira Giro” from Oxalá

Alsarah & The Nubatones “Albahr” from Manara

Derek Gripper “Duga” from Libraries on Fire

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