Show Notes: Having interviewed Djelimady Tounkara himself
and having met the band last year when they played in Olympia,
it was a delight talking with Bamba Dembele this time around.
The buoyant, beer-loving spokesman for the band, Bamba is enthusiastic
about music and about educating people on African culture. And
there's no better time for that than now, with the array of artists
in the area this month: Djelimady, Stella Chiweshe, Oliver Mtukudzi,
Fallou Dieng...the list goes on.
# Our cover songs of the week were versions
of two Brazilian classics. Bab & Rolando 808 (aka Rolando
Farias and DJ Alioume Ba) have an electronica-edged version of
Jorge Ben's "Mas Que Nada." And Scottish-Brazilian group
Mac Umba provided a bagpipe-flavored take on the classic "Asa