February 21, 2013

Program February 22, 2013

Ready to do the kwassa kwassa?  This week on Global A Go-Go, a vintage Congolese recording from the 1980s: a soukous-style medley of American soul hits.  Need some pointers?  Click the video above and learn the steps from the inventors of kwassa kwassa, Pepe Kalle's Empire Bakuba dancers featuring Emoro the dancing dwarf.  You're welcome.

Also this week: Algeria via Brazil starting right here in Richmond; brass bands of all colors, shapes and sizes; and for Black History Month, the birth of conscious hip hop.


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

Izaura | Quatro Na Bossa (RVA USA) | Bossa Nossa | self-released
Ole Ole | Roge (Brazil) | Brenguele | Coqueiro Verde
Tuareg | Gal Costa (Brazil) | Gal Costa (Cinema Olympia) | Philips
Good Morning Tchetchenia | Akli D (Algeria-France) | Ma Yela | Because
Agdud | Moh Alileche (Algeria-USA) | When The Dust Settles (Tamdit B'Wass) | Flag Of Freedom Productions

Child Of A Blind Man | Hazmat Modine (USA) feat Gangbe Brass Band (Benin) | Cicada | Barbes
This Too Shall Pass | OK Go feat Notre Dame Marching Band (USA) | Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky (Extra Nice Edition) | Paracadute
Shruggy Ji | Red Baraat (USA) | Shruggy Ji | Sinj

Take On Me | No BS! Brass (RVA USA) | single | Electric Cowbell
Second Line Phonic | Gypsyphonic Disko (USA) | Mardi Gras Mixtape | self-released
Golden Days | Fanfare Ciocarlia (Romania) | Gili Garabdi: Ancient Secrets Of Gypsy Brass | Asphalt Tango

Double-Double | Nyboma & Les Kamale Dynamiques (RD Congo) | Double-Double | Celluloid

Side 1 Medley: Stand By Me, Wonderful World, Words Of Love, In The Midnight Hour | Maloko (Cameroon-RD Congo-USA) | Soul On Fire | Introducing

Yes We Can-Can | Treacherous Three (USA) | single | Sugar Hill
Jesse | Grandmaster Melle Mel (USA) | single | Sugar Hill
How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise? | Brother "D" With Collective Effort (USA) | single | Clappers

White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) | Grandmaster Melle Mel (USA) | single | Sugar Hill

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