Tag Archives: Africa

2017-09-22 African Guitars

Fatoumata Diawara - FatouToday is the birthday of King Sunny Ade and Oliver Mtukudzi. Both are known for talents beyond their guitar playing, but we’ll use the occasion for a roundup of guitarists from around Africa, from Tinariwen and other desert rockers in the north to Malian guitarist Fatoumata Diawara to South Africa’s Philip Tabane.

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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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2016-04-01 African Guitars + KAOS Spring Membership Drive

Habib Koite & Vusi Mahlasela at KAOSTwo fabulous guitarists — Habib Koite and Vusi Mahlasela — will be in the area this week, so we’ll hear music from them and other great African guitarists (I also recorded an interview with them that will air later on KAOS). It’s also the KAOS Spring Membership Drive — time for you to become a listener-member, or renew your membership to KAOS Community Radio. Call during the show at 360-867-5267 or pledge online. Your active support is crucial to our community!

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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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2015-01-30 Music of the Nile + The Nile Project interview

The Nile ProjectThe Nile is an “international” river as its water resources are shared by eleven nations: Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. This episode features music from the region plus an interview with Mina Girgis, co-founder and CEO of the Nile Project. The Nile Project musicians perform at Meany Hall in Seattle tonight.

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2014-04-18 Mazigazi Band live + World Music Mix

Mazigazi Band at KAOSA mix of new sounds and old from all over the planet. Plus live in-studio music by Mazigazi, who will be doing a local show April 25 at the Hands On Children’s Museum as part of an instrument drive for children in Kenya, and Simon Okelo, executive director of One Vibe Africa and right decent nyatiti player.

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2012-07-06: Music of Central Africa

We celebrate the birthday of Congolese legend Francois ‘Franco’ Luambo Makiadi in this show with music from him along with more songs and styles from central African nations, including Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda. Franco Guitar Hero of Congo

Music from artists including Wendo Kolosoy, Franco, Papa Wemba, Papa Noel, Mounira Mitchala, Somi, and So Kalmery

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2011-09-09: Music of Coastal West Africa

This show is a musical journey across Coastal West Africa, from Senegal in the north to Nigeria on the southern end. We mixed it up with both new and old music, to give a sense of the wide variety of music as we journey through time and through different tribes and nations.

Special congratulations to the listeners who won tickets to see Eliane Elias this weekend!

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Hour 1
Alif (Senegal)  –  Dakamerap  –  Dakamerap
Foday Musa Suso (The Gambia)  –  Bunfa Silence  –  The Dreamtime
Super Mama Djombo (Guinea-Bissau)  –  Aboku Boku Bandi  –  Super Mama Djombo
Famoro Dioubate’s Kakande (Guinea)  –  Bani  –  Dununya
Refugee Allstars (Sierra Leone)  –  Gbrr Mani  –  Rise & Shine
Malinda Parker & Howard Hayes (Liberia)  –  Bush Cow Milk  –  Songs of the African Coast: Café Music of Liberia
Manou Gallo (Ivory Coast)  –  Desert  –  Lowlin
Koo Nimo (Ghana) w/ Vishal Nagar  –  Aguado  –  Koo Nimo & Vishal Nagar
Tony Allen (Nigeria)  –  Afro-Disco-Beat (excerpt)  –  Racubah! – A Collection of Modern Afro Rhythms
Bella Bellow (Togo)  –  O Senye  –  Bem Bem EP
Julien Jacob (Benin)  –  Attends  –  Shanti
The Funkees (Nigeria)  –  Dancing Time  –  Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970’s Funky Lagos

Hour 2
Sabu Fanye  –  Wontanara  –  Audio Refuge
Doug Cox & Salil Bhatt  –  Make a Better World  –  Slide to Freedom 2
Brandon Terzic  –  Butterfly  –  Xalam Project
Eliane Elias  –  A Ra (the Frog)  –  Bossa Nova Stories
Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze  –  Sakhadougou  –  Sira
Autorickshaw  –  Chennai Five-O  –  Four Higher
Staff Benda Bilili  –  Moziki  –  Tres Tres Fort
Ciro Hurtado  –  Marinera III   –  In My Mind
Ziggy Marley  –  Shalom Salaam  –  Dragonfly
Tinariwen  –  Asuf D Alwa  –  Tassili
Pharaoh’s Daughter  –  Askinu  –  Haran

2011-05-25 Scatterlings of Africa

Mamdou Diabate - CourageHad the chance to guest-host the KAOS show Scatterlings of Africa, and had a great time choosing some less-known old and new tunes, along with a scattering of the big names in African music. If you need a place to start for more exploration, be sure to check out Mamadou Diabate’s gorgeous new album Courage. Thanks to Don for the chance to guest host!

Hour 1
Johnny Clegg & Savuka  –  Scatterlings of Africa  –  In My African Dream
London Afrobeat Collective  –  Survival of the Fittest  –  LAC
Ibrahim Djo Experience  –  Anchar Dalen  –  Azeman
Vieux Farka Toure  –  The Secret feat. Ali Farka Toure  –  The Secret
Chris Berry & the Panjea  –  Why Do We  –  Dancemakers
Dr Sir Warrior & The Oriental Brothers  –  Ilhe Chinyenre  –  Highlife Time Vol. 2
Mamadou Diabate  –  Humanity  –  Courage
Youssou N’Dour  –  Africa Dream Again  –  Dakar-Kingston
Yaaba Funk  –  Bukom Mashie  –  Afrobeast
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou –  Ye Ye We Nou Mi  –  The First Album

Hour 2
Ba Cissoko  –  Likhirin  –  Free Africa
Lionel Loueke  –  Abominwe  –  Virgin Forest
Lobi Traore   –  Banan Ni  –  Bwati Kono
Rajery  –  Tandremo  –  Sofera
113 Feat. Oumou Sangare  –  Voix du Mali  –  Dans L’urgence
JuJu (Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara )  –  Jombajo  –  In Trance
Euforquestra  –  Elegua  –  Explorations in Afrobeat
Polyrhythmics  –  Leggo My Relleno  –  Polyrhythmics
Terakaft  –  Amazzagh  –  Aratan N Azawad
Sally Nyolo  –  Tilma  –  Aaione
Simon Nwambeben  –  Awa  –  Bitibak 1