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L'Orchestre Afrisa International (pictured above) is the name Tabu Ley Rochereau, one of the giants of Congolese soukous, gave to his band in the 1970s. They relocated from Kinshasa to Paris in the 80s and then to Los Angeles in the 90s, with several of its members staying in the USA after Tabu Ley returned to Kinshasa in 1997.
Afrisa International, led by saxophonist Modero Mekanisi and featuring guitarist Huit Kilos, reunited after Tabu Ley's death in 2013; they're working on a new album and gigging around the USA, delighting soukous aficionados and turning new fans on to the most popular music Africa has ever produced. You'll hear a couple of Afrisa International classics on this week's program.
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS), founded in 1975, is the foremost band working in the pizzica tradition of southern Italy's Salento peninsula. Pizzica is the music and dance that according to legend is used to exorcise the poisonous bite of the taranta spider. It's a unique cultural tradition whose hypnotic sound is unlike anything else you'll hear in Europe. I'll play a track by CGS and two more by other contemporary pizzica artists.
Also this week: the sounds of Sudan and new music by Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs (Bulgaria), Aterciopelados (Colombia) and Moussu T E Lei Jovents (France).
All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go
Artist (Country) | Song | Recording | Label | Year
Oliver Lake (USA) | Separation | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1997
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (England UK) | Global A Go-Go | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001
Alsarah & The Nubatones (Sudan-Yemen-France-Togo-USA) | 3yan T3ban | Manara | Wonderwheel | 2016
Setona (Sudan) | Sawani | Queen Of Henna | Blue Flame | 2001
Abdel Gadir Salim (Sudan) | Gamearina | Ceasefire | Riverboat | 2005
Ali Hassan Kuban (Sudan) | Mabruk | From Nubia To Cairo | Shanachie | 1991
Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs (Bulgaria) | Mission Completed | Cats, Dogs And Ghosts | Asphalt Tango | 2016
Subcarpati (Romania) | Rabda Inima | Satele Unite Ale Balcanilor | self-released | 2016
Charanga Cakewalk (USA) | Belleza | Loteria De La Cumbia Lounge | Artemis | 2004
San Lazaro (Chile-Cuba-Australia) | La Ola | La Despedida | HopeStreet | 2016
Aterciopelados (Colombia) | El Album | Reluciente, Rechinante Y Aterciopelado | Sony Colombia | 2016
Moussu T E Lei Jovents (France) | Louise B | Navega! | Manivette | 2016
Quimi Portet (Catalunya Spain) | La Rambla | Hoquei Sobre Pedres | EMI Spain | 1997
Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis (Greece) | Erhetai Heimonas | NYN | Riverboat | 2016
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Italy) | Solo Andata | Quaranta | Ponderosa Music & Art | 2014
Antonio Castrignano (Italy) | Fomenta | Fomenta: Ilenu De Taranta | Ponderosa Music & Art | 2014
Kalascima (Italy) | Psychedelic Trance Tarantella | Psychedelic Trance Tarantella | Ponderosa Music & Art | 2015
Tabu Ley & L'Orchestre Afrisa International (RD Congo) | Sacramento | Sacramento Avec Canta Nyboma | Genidia | 1986
Rochereau & L'Orchestre Afrisa International (RD Congo) | Gagner, Gagner | Tabu Ley | Shanachie | 1984
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (Angola-RD Congo-USA) | Prima Donna | Isabela | Mopiato | 2007