A new label called Teranga Beat, specializing in historic recordings from Senegal and The Gambia, has unleashed their first two projects on the US market. Number one features singer Idrissa Diop and organist Cheikh Tidiane Tall, number two is the Guelewar Band; both are superb and will be played this week.
I've also been enjoying the latest from Sterns Africa, a compilation of the Vijana Jazz Band from Tanzania who also recorded as The Koka Koka Sex Battalion (no kidding), and a Soundway reissue of a funk band from Trinidad called the Black Truth Rhythm Band.
So lots of older music this week plus a few current items, including a debut from Gambian kora player Dawda Jobarteh and ten incendiary minutes of Bassekou Kouyate's performance at the Richmond Folk Festival back in October.
All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go
Song | Artist (Country) | Recording | Label | Year
Separation | Oliver Lake (USA) | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1996
Global A Go-Go | Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (UK) | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001
Mali Ya Munga | Mose Fan Fan (RD Congo) | Bayekeleye | LAA | 2004
Magdalena | Vijana Jazz Band (Tanzania) | The Koka Koka Sex Battalion | Sterns | 1975
Jamoko Wange Tek (A Rich Man Is Arrogant) | D.O. 7 Shirati Jazz (Kenya) | The Nairobi Beat: Kenyan Pop Music Today | Rounder | 1986
Massani Cisse | Idrissa Diop & Cheikh Tidiane Tall (Senegal) | Diamonoye Tiopite:L'Epoque De L'Evolution | Teranga Beat | 1975
Xalel Dey Magg (The Grown Child) | Ifang Bondi (The Gambia) | African Pearls: Senegal 70, Musical Effervescence | Syllart | 1974
Keten Ati Leen | Orchestra Baobab (Senegal) | A Night At Club Baobab | Oriki Music | 1975
Cilss | Guelewar (The Gambia) | Halleli N'Dakarou | Teranga Beat | 1982
Dinding Do | Dawda Jobarteh (The Gambia) | Northern Light Gambian Night | Sterns | 2011
Griot Ba | Ba Cissoko (Guinea Conakry) | Electric Griot Land | Totolo | 2006
Zen (radio mix) | Rokia Traore (Mali) | single | Nonesuch | 2008
unknown | Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali) | Live At Richmond Folk Festival 2011-10-16 | | 2011
Exciters Theme | The Exciters (Panama) | Panama! Latin, Calypso And Funk On The Isthmus 1965-75 | Soundway | 1969
Ifetayo | Black Truth Rhythm Band (Trinidad & Tobago) | Ifetayo | Soundway | 1976
It's A Feeling | The Rolling Tones (St. Maarten) | Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979 | Strut | 197x
Shaft | 20th Century Steel Band (Trinidad & Tobago) | Warm Heart Cold Steel | Mr Bongo | 1979
Things Are Going To Work Out Right | The Web (Belize-USA) | Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil Up | Numero Group | 197x