This week, we engage in a wildly varied exploration of African jazz, from Ethiopia to Nigeria to South Africa.
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Soweto String Quartet “take five” from Our World
Tony Allen “Night in Tunisia” from A Tribute To Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – EP
African Jazz Pioneers “Nonto Sangoma” from The Rough Guide to South African Jazz
Gino Sitson “400 Years After” from Song Zin’… Vocadelic Tales
Kora Jazz Band “Looking-Up” from Back to Africa
Kheswa & Her Martians “Ntyilo Ntyilo” from Meadowlands, Stolen Jazz
Blick Bassy “Mintaba” from Léman
Ray Lema “Hal 99” from Nangadeef
Vinkate “African Travel” from The Jazz Jousters: Location Nigeria
Fela Ransome Kuti & His Koola Lobitos “Amaechi’s Blues” from Fela Ransome Kuti and his Koola Lobitos
The Jazz Clan “You and Me Together” from Dedication
Toto Bona Lokua “Where I Came From” from Toto Bona Lokua
Alemayehu Eshete “Hameta” from Ethiopiques 3 Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music 1969-1975
Mulatu Astatke “Mulatu’s Mood” from Mulatu Steps Ahead
Selaelo Selota “Untold Stories” from Enchanted Gardens
Spokes Mashiyane “Banana ba Rustenburg” from African Jazz ‘N Jive
Pops Mohamed “The spirit” from How Far Have We Come?
Judith Sephuma “Mmangwane” from A Cry … A Smile … A Dance
Simphiwe Dana “Jiya Jiya” from Firebrand Special Edition
Zacks Nkosi “Soso” from Freedom Blues – South African Jazz Under Apartheid
Samuel Yirga “Firma Ena Wereket” from Guzo
Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble “Chili Song” from We Are Together