Global A Go-Go's blog globalagogo.com has been around for 13 years now and it just hit a milestone: It has now had over one million page views. So a big thank you goes out to everyone who supports this program by listening to the broadcasts and podcasts, and by reading the blog and also my posts at wrir.org. One hundred billion views, here we come!
I have another all-African show for you this week (Sunday July 23, 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), inspired by an excellent and varied group of new releases of music from and inspired by that continent.
They include an unexpected trip to northern Ghana by Adrian Sherwood's dub-inspired African Head Charge project; Immy Owusu's new Afrodelik sound; another great reissue of highlife master Ebo Taylor; current Nigerian Afrobeat from Lagos Thugs and BANTU; the third Straight From The Decks compilation from one of my favorite global selectors, the French DJ named Guts; and an awesome compilation of Kenyan music that's been adopted by the DJs of Colombia's picó sound systems.
All the podcasts: radio4all.net/series/Global%20A%20Go-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
Alostmen | Ghana | Kologo (feat Wanlov The Kubolor) | Kologo | Strut | 2021
African Head Charge | England UK-Jamaica-Ghana | A Bad Attitude | A Trip To Bolgatanga | On-U Sound | 2023
Atimbila | Ghana | I Have Something To Say | This Is Kologo Power! | Sahel Sounds / Makkum / Red Wig | 2016
King Ayisoba | Ghana | Champion No Easy (feat Batman) | Modern Ghanaians | Pidgen Music | 2006
Immy Owusu | Australia | The World Is Here For You | Lo-Life! | Hopestreet | 2023
Ebo Taylor | Ghana | Atwer Abroba | Twer Nyame | Comet | 2023-1978
Lagos Thugs | Nigeria | New Improved Elephants | New Improved Elephants - Single | Immensum Music | 2022
BANTU | Nigeria | We No Go Gree | What Is Your Breaking Point? | Soledad Productions | 2023
Femi Kuti | Nigeria | Can't Buy Me | Africa For Africa | Knitting Factory | 2011
Lass | Sénégal-France | Sénégal | Straight From The Decks Vol. 3 | Heavenly Sweetness | 2023
Orchestra Baobab | Sénégal-Guiné Bissau-Mali-Togo | Bul Ma Miin | Specialist In All Styles | World Circuit | 2002
Dieuf-Dieul De Thiès | Sénégal | Aling Na Djimbe | Aw Sa Yone Vol. 1 | Teranga Beat | 2013-1982
Guelewar Band Of Banjul | The Gambia | Warteef Jigeen | Warteef Jigeen | Discafrique | 1981
Maroon Commandos | Kenya | Bi Sophia No. 1 (El Sofia) | Piconema: East African Hits On The Colombian Coast | Rocafort | 2023-1981
Lumingu Puati (Zorro) | RD Congo | Meaculpa Mawewe | Mosese | Tabansi | 1979
Orch. Bima Lee | Tanzania | Ombi | East African Highway: More Gems From The Golden Age Of Benga And Rumba | No Wahala Sounds | 2023-197x