August 30, 2012

Program August 31, 2012

The year is 1986.  After an international campaign on his behalf by Amnesty International, Fela Kuti is released from a Nigerian prison where he had been held for almost two years on fabricated currency-smuggling charges.  He embarks on a worldwide tour, including a long-planned visit to the USA with his Egypt 80 band.

I was fortunate enough to see Fela and Egypt 80 perform on this tour, on November 13 in Chicago.  And now there's a legal, licensed recording from the tour, made a week earlier at Detroit's Fox Theatre.  This week on Global A Go-Go, you and I get to relive a little bit of that experience.

Also this week: some Afrobeat you can hear yourself, right here in Richmond in September; new music from Senegal's Diabel Cissokho; and more Balkan madness.

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

Obecanje | Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar (Serbia) | Golden Horns | Piranha
Boban vs Sissy Nobby | Gypsyphonic Disko (USA) | Nola-Phonic Volume 2 | self-released
Sovietoblaster | RotFront (Germany-Ukraine-Hungary) | Emigrantski Raggamuffin | Essay
Basta Mafia! | Zdob Si Zdub (Moldova) | Basta Mafia! | Aspahlt Tango
Trans-Continental Hustle | Gogol Bordello (USA) | Trans-Continental Hustle | American

Mandjou | Salif Keita & Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux (Mali) | L'Afrique Enchantee: C'est Moi Le Chef! | Sony France

Karambaya | Diabel Cissokho (Senegal) | Kanabory Siyama | World Village
Titeur | Etoile De Dakar (Senegal) | Once Upon A Time In Senegal | Sterns

Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense | Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria) | Live In Detroit 1986 | Knitting Factory

Ari Degbe | Antibalas (USA) | Antibalas | Daptone
Funky Southern | The Funk Ark feat Mustafa Akbar (WDC USA) | High Noon | ESL Music

Bacalao Con Pan | Irakere (Cuba) | Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats Of Revolutionary Cuba | Waxing Deep

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