GLOBAL A GO-GO
MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF GROOVE
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September 19, 2020
Toots Hibbert, 1942-2020
Toots Hibbert, lead singer of the Jamaican vocal group Toots & The Maytals, passed away on September 11 from complications of COVID-19. ...
September 14, 2020
Charts September 8-14, 2020
WRIR's NACC World Top Ten 1 NAHAWA DOUMBIA | Kanawa | Awesome Tapes From Africa 2 TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS | Got To Be Tough | Tro...
September 13, 2020
OK boomer, where's the beef?
Cumbia and hip hop are like peanut butter and chocolate: two great tastes that taste great together. Each lends the other something that...
September 8, 2020
Charts September 1-7, 2020
WRIR's NACC World Top Ten 1 VUSI MAHLASELA | Shebeen Queen | ATO 2 KEITH HUDSON | "Nuh Skin Up" [Single] | Greenslee...
September 5, 2020
Vusi Mahlasela's grandmother Ida ran a shebeen (an illegal tavern or what Americans might call a speakeasy) in South Africa's Mam...
September 1, 2020
Charts August 25-31, 2020
WRIR's NACC World Top Ten 1 QWANQWA | Volume 3 | Wuzzawazzee Industries 2 FALLE NIOKE AND GHOST CULTURE | Youkounkoun [EP] | P...
August 29, 2020
Ethiopian tradition, 21st century improvisation
Violinist Kaethe Hostetter got interested in Ethiopian music when she became a founding member of Boston's Debo Band. Then she took a...
August 25, 2020
Charts August 18-24, 2020
WRIR's NACC World Top Ten 1 A GUIDE TO THE BIRDSONG OF MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN | various artists | Shika Shika ...
August 22, 2020
We're making history
There's a lot of music I listened to in 1978 that I'm no longer interested in. And there are a few things that are as timely and ...
August 17, 2020
Charts August 11-17, 2020
WRIR's NACC World Top Ten 1 KELEKETLA | Keleketla! | Ahead Of Our Time 2 MOONLIGHT BENJAMIN | Simido | Ma Case 3 MODOU TOURE...
August 15, 2020
Crossroads can't hold me
She has released two albums since 2018 and she's already being compared to Angelique Kidjo, Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, the White Stripes,...
August 10, 2020
Charts Aug 4-10, 2020
WRIR's NACC World Top Ten 1 SANTROFI | Alewa | Out Here 2 VOZ DI SANICOLAU | Fundo De Marê Palinha | Analog Africa 3 HABIBI ...
August 8, 2020
It's an all-African edition of Global A Go-Go this week (Monday August 10, 3:00-5:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards at wrir.org/...
August 4, 2020
Charts Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2020
WRIR's NACC World Top Ten 1 ANDRE ABUJAMRA | "Alma Nao Tem Cor - Multi 25" [Single] | Tratore 2 KELEKETLA | Keleketla...
August 1, 2020
The king of Sudanese jazz
In Sudan, as in many African countries, if you made music in the 1960s with electric guitars and electric keyboards and a drum trap kit (a...
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