July 20, 2017
July 18, 2017
This week on Global A Go-Go you'll hear a selection of Khaoli's best from his bands The Beaters, Harari and Umoja, including a couple of new reissues from the Awesome Tapes From Africa label.
Also this week: Meklit and a few other globally-minded singer-songwriters, new sounds from Gogol Bordello and Peyoti For President, and two species of West African guitarists: delta bluesmen and arena-rock shredders.
July 16, 2017
1 POP MAKOSSA: THE INVASIVE DANCE BEAT OF CAMEROON 1976-1984 | VARIOUS ARTISTS | Analog Africa
2 OUMOU SANGARE | Mogoya | No Format
3 ELZA SOARES | End Of The World Remixes | Mais Um Discos
4 LOBO MARINO | The Mulberry House | self-released
5 NINA MIRANDA | Freedom of Movement | Six Degrees
6 KONDI BAND | Salone | Strut / INTL BLK
7 JERRY CANS, THE | Inuusiq | Aakuluk
8 JUANA MOLINA | Halo | Crammed
9 CAMILLE | Oui | Balulalo
10 L'ORCHESTRA AFRISA INTERNATIONAL | Melanie | Colomotion
July 11, 2017
Great to be back after a week away from the studio; thanks to the Haberdasher for sitting in for me last week.
It's time for a mid-summer African music dance party on Global A Go-Go. No filler, just killer: two hours of music for your listening and dancing pleasure from Mali, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and Ghana. Tracks released this summer and stuff from back in the 70s and 80s, all in one steamy, sensual mix.
July 10, 2017
1 Omar Souleyman | To Syria, With Love | Mad Decent
2 Mamadou Kelly | Politiki | Clermont Music
3 Lobo Marino | The Mulberry House | self-released
4 Nina Miranda | Freedom Of Movement | Six Degrees
5 Juana Molina | Halo | Crammed
6 Afous D'Afous | Tenere | Sahelsound
7 Fruko Y Sus Tesos | Tesura | Vampisoul
8 L'Orchestre Afrisa International | Melanie | Colomotion
9 various artists | Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu | Uzelli
10 Tamikrest | Kidal | Glitterbeat
June 26, 2017
Also this week: the latest from the Sahara, contemporary Colombian bands rockin' the gaita (cane flute), and some North African and Middle Eastern dance floor bangers.
June 25, 2017
1 Fruko Y Sus Tesos | Tesura | Vampisoul
2 Oumou Sangare | Mogoya | No Format
3 Mamadou Kelly | Politiki | Clermont Music
4 Juana Molina | Halo | Crammed
5 Professor Wouassa | Grow Yes Yes! | Matasuna
6 Afous D'Afous | Tenere | Sahelsound
7 Alemayehu Eshete | "Alteleyeshegnem" / "Temar Ledje" | Philophon
8 Rafiki Jazz | Har Dam Sahara | Riverboat
9 Omar Souleyman | To Syria, With Love | Mad Decent
10 L'Orchestre Afrisa International | Melanie | Colomotion
June 19, 2017
She's a feminist activist fighting against polygamy, arranged marriage and other traditions that cement women's place on the bottom rung of African society. She's a successful business person with interests in the agriculture, tourism and automobile industries. You could say that she actually is what Beyonce pretends to be.
Sangare's new album Mogoya, the eighth in her 30-year recording career, was released on May 19. This week on Global A Go-Go, you'll hear a brief survey of Oumou Sangare's musical career, from her 1989 debut Moussolou to today.
Also this week: British and Irish folk-rock, qawwali meets jazz and rock, and some stunning new Afrobeat from Switzerland.
June 18, 2017
1 Lobo Marino | The Mulberry House | self-released
2 Meklit | When The People Move The Music Moves Too | Six Degrees
3 Professor Wouassa | Grow Yes Yes! | Matasuna
4 Afous D'Afous | Tenere | Sahelsound
5 Alemayehu Eshete | "Alteleyeshegnem" / "Temar Ledje" | Philophon
6 Dona Onete | Banzeiro | Mais Um Discos
7 Vieux Farka Toure | Samba | Six Degrees
8 Ondatropica | Baile Bucanero | Soundway
9 Ani Cordero | Querido Mundo | self-released
10 Hard Proof | Stinger | Modern Outsider
TITLE: When The People Move The Music Moves Too
LABEL: Six Degrees
You can’t pin Meklit Hadero down. Born in Ethiopia, educated at Yale, living in Oakland, she lectures around the world as a TED Senior Fellow and she co-founded The Nile Project.
June 13, 2017
Also this week: cool and hot sounds from Brazil; the most celebrated young desert blues band within the Tuareg community; and Global A Go-Go's tribute to Adam West (seriously).