Is it gospel or highlife or reggae or jazz? Even on a single song, Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy, produced by Max Weissenfeldt at Joy Sound Studios in Kumasi, Ghana, can be all of the above and then some. Hear for yourself when I play three songs from Oho's new album O Yinne! (O Creator!), maybe my favorite album of 2023 so far, on this week's edition of Global A Go-Go.
Also this week (Sunday July 30, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards at wrir.org/listen, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site): Saramaccan Sound is Suriname's answer to the Louvin Brothers, Mokoomba makes Zimbabwean Afropop, Indian-American singer Kavita Shah takes on Cesária Evora, Jacobo Vélez pays homage to his grandmother and her radio, and Etienne Tron revives a forgotten Senegalese reggae classic by Max Adioa.