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2012-10-12 Afrobeat Worldwide

Fela Kuti Lives!In honor of the upcoming birthday of Fela Kuti, the father of Afrobeat, we heard Afrobeat bands from around the globe this week, from Japan to the Netherlands to the UK to the USA. Just a small taste of the widespread appeal of the sound and attitude of Afrobeat music. In hour 2, new releases and other good stuff, including a couple fun cuts from Ozomatli’s new kids’ album.

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2011-10-21: Top 10 World Music CDs, October

This week’s show started with a journey ascending the October World Music Top 10 Chart, then freewheeled into other territory, including previews of upcoming concerts and some newly released songs. Congrats to the winner of the Quetzal tickets, and more generally to everyone who, like me, loves this music.

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Hour 1Les Freres Smith - Contreband Mentality
Cankisou  –  Narapundey  –  #10 – Fayt
Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra  –  Tumbalalaika  –  #9 The Travelling Jewish Wedding (from The Mickey Hart Collection)
Nation Beat  –  Tropicana (Morena Tropicana)  –  #8 Growing Stone
Vagabond Opera  –  King of Gypsies  –  #7 Sing for Your Lives
Te Vaka  –  Taku Uo Pele  –  #6 Havili
March Fourth Marching Band  –  Delhi Belly  –  #5 Magnificent Beast
Boban & Marko Marcovic Orchestra vs. Fanfare Ciocarlia  –  Caravan – Fanfare Ciocarlia  –  #4 Balkan Brass Battle
Tribeqa  –  Diana Mogo  –  #3 Qolors
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Contigo Jamas  –  Taurus
Nawal  –  Mantra for Four Chakras  –  #2 Embrace the Spirit
Les Freres Smith  –  Contreband Mentality  –  #1 Contreband Mentality

Hour 2
Manisha Shahane  –  Girls Gone World  –  When Parallel Lines Meet
Camille  –  Allez Allez Allez  –  Iol Veyou
Quetzal  –  Luna Sol  –  Worksongs
Nancy Murillo  –  Africa Mia  –  Tia Yova
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Raqba  –  Aam Zameen:Common Ground
Perunika Trio  –  Rekoh Ti, Tsone  –  The Rough Guide To The Best Music You’ve Never Heard
Syran Mbenza  –  Heritage Ya Luambo  –  The Rough Guide To The Best Music You’ve Never Heard
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba  –  I Speak Fula  –  I Speak Fula
KG Omulo  –  Ayah Ye!  –  Ayah Ye! Moving Train
Joe Lasqo  –  Raga: Asavari  –  Turquoise Sessions
Gabriel Palatchi Band  –  Electroshock  –  Diario de Viaje
Tribeqa  –  Vaudoo  –  Qolors
Thomas Mapfumo  –  Kune Rima  –  Chimurenga Explosion

2010-10-15: Afrobeat Outside Africa

Afrobeat has been one of the most contagious musics produced by Africa, and it has found root in nations as far-flung as Germany, Colombia, England, and here in the USA. This week we celebrated the Oct. 15 birthday of Afrobeat creator Fela Kuti with the sounds of his rhythms gone globally viral. Plus some music from the founder of Afrobeat himself, and some new releases. Spin The Globe Loves Afrobeat

Remember, you can catch the archive of this show for a limited time at soundroots.podomatic.com

Hour 1
Schael Sick Brass Band  –  Colonial Mentality  –  Majnoun
Shareholder Tom  –  Stopover Abeokuta  –  advance single
Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble  –  Pelotera  –  Introducing the Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble
The Haggis Horns  –  The Traveller Part One  –  Hot Damn!
Cacique ’97  –  Eu Quero Tudo  –  Cacique ’97
Hard Proof Afrobeat  –  Buffalo  –  Hard Proof Afrobeat
Superkali  –  Daktari Walk  –  Superkali
Cafe-Creme et les Frères Smith  –  La Marche des Smith  –  We Love Afrobeat
London Afrobeat Collective  –  Lagos Junction  –  L.A.C.
Afrodizz  –  Propaganda  –  Kif Kif

Hour 2
Palanca  –  Cumbia Reggae Funky  –  Para Cambiar El Rumbo
Belgian Afrobeat Association  –  Femme Fatale  –  Belgian Afrobeat Association
Fela Kuti  –  Swegbe and Pako  –  The Underground Spiritual Game
Toubab Krewe  –  Beacon  –  TK2
Alpha Yaya Diallo  –  M’ma Love  –  Imme
Picoso  –  Descarga  –  Mas Picao
Shukar Collective  –  Oh, Girl…  –  Rromatek
Ebo Taylor  –  Kwame  –  Love and Death
Nana Vasconcelos  –  Nizinga  –  Brazilian Rhythms
Abazar Hamid  –  Salam Darfur  –  Listen to the Banned


03 September 2010: Afro-Funk

Afro Funk Explosion

With the Budos Band passing through the area tomorrow for Bumbershoot (see calendar), this is a perfect time for a roaring dose of Afro-funk. And Afrobeat. And related Afro-musics, new and old. Plus new releases and some Bumbershoot previews.

Hour 1
Inemo  –  Afrofunk  –  Afro Funky Beats
The Budos Band  –  Mark of the Unnamed  –  The Budos Band III
The Pleb  –  One for Senegal  –  African Groove
Ali Hassan Kuban  –  Habibi  –  Rough Guide to Ali Hassan Kuban
Brigth Engelberts And The B.E. Movement  –  Tolambo Funk  –  Booniay!! A Compilation Of West African Funk
Lungiswa  –  Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)  –  Lungiswa
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca  –  Nganga Kisi  –  Sao Salvador
The Sweet Talks  –  Eyi Su Ngaangaa  –  Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion in 70’s Ghana
Gnonnas Pedro  –  I Got You (I Feel Good)  –  The Best of Gnonnas Pedro
The Daktaris  –  Give It Up Turnit Loose  –  Soul Explosion
Dele Sosimi  –  Phaze 2 (What Next?)  –  Turbulent Times

Hour 2
Manu Dibango  –  Super Kumba  –  Rough Guide to Manu Dibango
Mr Something Something & Ikwanga  –  Abankwa  –  Deep Sleep
Tony Allen  –  Woman To Man  –  Home Cooking
Peter King  –  African Dialects  –  Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump
Magic Drum Orchestra  –  Drop It (Like a Funky Muppet)  –  In The Studio
Konono No. 1  –  Wumbanzanga (excerpt)  –  Assume Crash Position
Luisa Maita  –  Mire E Veja (Look and See)  –  Lero-Lero
Joan Soriano  –  Mal Pensado  –  El Duque De La Bachata
The Heshoo Beshoo Band  –  Wait and See  –  Next Stop…Soweto Vol. 2
Natacha Atlas  –  Taalet  –  Mounqaliba
Balkan Beat Box  –  Gypsy Queens  –  Nu Med
Monoswezi  –  Tsvimborume  –  Monoswezi