March 20, 2017
Program March 22, 2017
Some of the bands who play here come from around the corner; others take a longer trip. The band playing live on Global A Go-Go this week is in the latter category. The Nile Project (pictured above), a band Afropop Worldwide has called "nothing short of revolutionary," brings together artists from Africa's eleven Nile countries to compose new songs that combine the rich diversity of one of the oldest places on Earth.
They'll be performing at the University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall on Friday night. And they've played a few live-radio sets before: the BBC, KEXP. On Wednesday at 3 PM, they'll add WRIR to that list.
Join us for a rare opportunity to hear musicians from Burundi, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan (yes, singer Asia Midany got into the USA before the attempted seven-country travel ban) and Uganda perform live on your own community radio station.
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
Meklit | Ethiopia-USA | Kemekem (I Like Your Afro) | We Are Alive | Six Degrees | 2004
Tilahun Gessesse | Ethiopia | Kulun Mankwalesh | Ethiopiques 17 | Buda Musique | 1970
Afro-Zen All Stars | RVA USA | Cha Cha | Greatest Hits | self-released | 2017
The Nile Project, live in WRIR's Studio C:
Sia Tolno | Sierra Leone-Guinee Conakry | Waka Waka Woman | African Woman | Lusafrica | 2014
tUnE-yArDs + Angelique Kidjo + Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson + Akua Naru | USA-Benin | Lady | Red Hot + Fela | Knitting Factory | 2012
Ibibio Sound Machine | England UK-Nigeria | Power Of 3 | Uyai | Merge | 2017
Los Chicharrons | Dominican Republic-USA-Denmark | Saramba's Song | Roots Of Life | Tummy Touch | 2010
Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang | Sierra Leone-USA-Syria | Build Music | Build Music | Luaka Bop | 2017
Red Baraat | USA | Akhiyan Udeek Diyan | Bhangra Pirates | Rhyme & Reason | 2017
Band Master Rangeela & Rasila | India | Emosanal Attyachar | Dev.D original soundtrack | T-Series | 2009