February 15, 2016

Program February 17, 2016

Last week, I played music from 26 different countries in two hours on Global A Go-Go -- I wasn't trying to make a point, it's just how things worked out.  Perhaps more surprising is this factoid: none of those countries was in Africa (well, there was Mauritius but it's off Africa in the Indian Ocean, not on it).

This week I'm intentionally making amends by playing mostly music from Africa.  And there'll be plenty of variety: 70s and 80s classics including Tanzania's Mlimani Park Orchestra (pictured above), desert blueswomen Aziza Brahim and Setona, current Afro-tronica by Baaba Maal and Luka Productions, and a track from my favorite reggae album of 2015, by Tiken Jah Fakoly of Cote D'Ivoire.

And this as well: Olivier Conan of Barbes (bar, record label and booking agency) and the late, lamented Chicha Libre will stop by sometime during the program for an interview.  [Added later: Olivier and I had such a good time that we let the interview run for a second half-hour.  Some of the music I planned for this week will be on next week's show instead.]

Podcast: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/85301
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 | 1997
Global A Go-Go | Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (UK) | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001

interview with Olivier Conan; tracks played during the interview:
La Danza Del Petrolero | Los Wemblers De Iquitos (Peru) | The Roots Of Chicha 2 | Barbes | 197x
Nena Linda | XIXA (USA) | Bloodline | Barbes | 2016
El Paso | Banda De Los Muertos (USA) | Banda De Los Muertos | Barbes | 2015
Abajo Del Bote | Chico Trujillo (Chile) | Reina De Todas Las Fiestas | Barbes | 2015

Sawani | Setona (Sudan) | Queen Of Henna | Blue Flame | 2001
Wadna | Shueta (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic) | Mariem Hassan Con Leyoad | Nubenegra | 2002
Calles De Dajla | Aziza Brahim (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic) | Abbar El Hamada | Glitterbeat | 2016

Dounia Tade | Amanar (Mali) | Tumastin | Sahelsounds | 2016
Talikoba | Terakaft (Mali) | Aratan N Azawad | World Village | 2011
Ayatma | TisDass (Niger) | Yamedan | Sahelsounds | 2015

Taxi Driver | Mlimani Park Orchestra (Tanzania) | The Rough Guide To A World Of Psychedelia | World Music Network | 1981
Massani Cisse | Orchestre Laye Thiam (Senegal-RD Congo-Guinee Conakry-French Antilles) | Senegal 70: Sonic Gems & Previously Unreleased Material From The 70's | Analog Africa | 1972
Ya Mom Samaray | Guelewar (The Gambia) | Touki Ba Banjul: Acid Trip From Banjul To Dakar | Kindred Spirits | 1982

Son Male | Sangazuza (Sao Tome e Principe) | Quando Eu Pari | Arsom | 1983

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