August 2, 2012

Program August 3, 2012

It's a holiday weekend in Burkina Faso -- its citizens commemorate independence from the French 52 years ago on August 5, and Revolution Day and the country's name change from Haute-Volta to Burkina Faso ("the land of the people of integrity") is celebrated on August 4.

Global A Go-Go marks the holidays with a set of music old and new from Burkina Faso, including a classic from that country's number one musical export, singer Amadou Balake.  By the way, that's yours truly pictured above at the Burkina-Mali border in 2005.

Also this week: Balkan sounds by Richmond bands; Richmond's Bio Ritmo goes global with a new release on a British record label; and some of the world's best reggae comes from West Africa.

All the podcasts:

Song | Artist (Country) | Recording | Label

Separation | Oliver Lake (USA) | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru
Global A Go-Go | Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (UK) | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat

Phiravel Man Kali Phuv | My Son The Doctor (RVA USA) | demo | unreleased
Oriental Bulgar | Happy Lucky Combo (RVA USA) | Lucky Buddha | self-released
Butelcutsa Me | Richmanian Ramblers (RVA USA) | World, Sister World | self-released
Latcho Drom | The Eastern Question (RVA USA) | demo | unreleased
Cekin Halay Duzelsum | BALKANIZE! (RVA USA) | … For You Are Made Of Stars | self-released

Senor Locutor | Bio Ritmo (RVA USA) | Introducing Bio Ritmo | Introducing
Exploto La Rumba | Soneros All Stars (Cuba-Sweden) | Dime Nague! | Soneros

La Economia | La Excelencia (USA) | Echos Del Barrio | Handle With Care
La Comay | King Bongo (Colombia) | Academia Del Baile | Tropisounds

Peuple Burkinabe | Victor Deme (Burkina Faso) | Victor Deme | Chapa Blues
Cinquante Ans De Dependance | Smockey (Burkina Faso) | L'Afrique Enchantee: C'est Moi Le Chef! | Sony France

Vieux Kabore | La Cour Supreme (Burkina Faso) | Le Verdict | ETK Productions
Taximen | Amadou Balake (Burkina Faso) | Golden Afrique, Volume 1 | Network

Plus Rien Ne M'Etonne | Tiken Jah Fakoly (Cote D'Ivoire) | Tiken Jah Fakoly | Wrasse
Multipartisme (Mediocratie) | Alpha Blondy (Cote D'Ivoire) | L'Afrique Enchantee: C'est Moi Le Chef! | Sony France
Afrique (Chez Moi) | Corey Harris (C'ville VA USA) | Zion Crossroads | Telarc
Living Stone | Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (Sierra Leone) | Rise & Shine | Cumbancha
Politiki | Ba Cissoko (Guinee Conakry) | Nimissa | Cristal

Majek Beware | Majek Fashek (Nigeria) | Spirit Of Love | Interscope

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