#2877: Giants of African New Music

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Hear works by some of the seminal figures in the development of the global phenomenon called Afropop on this New Sounds.  We'll listen to  greats by Fela Kuti, Franco, Tabuh Ley Rochereau, Mahlathini, Youssou N'Dour, and more.

PROGRAM # 2877, Giants of Afropop (First aired on Mon., 12/15/08)





Various Artists: Solomon Linda

In The Blood

Mbube (Wimoweh) [2:00]

Rykodisc #20174 Out of print. Try Amazon.com or auction sites.


Francophonic 1953-1980

Ku Kisantu Ki Kwenda Ko [4:00]

Sterns Africa #3041-42 ** www.sternsmusic.com

Various Artists: Franco & Tabu Ley Rochereau

Mondo Soukous

Ngungi [5:30]

Mondo Melodia #186 850 037 www.mondomelodia.com *

Fela Kuti

Mr. Follow Follow

Mr. Follow Follow [12:00]

Download from Emusic.com

Thomas Mapfumo

Chimurenga Forever

Hamzvadzi [5:30]

EMI / Hemisphere #35582 Try Amazon.com*


Lion of Soweto

Baba Ye [3:30]

Earthworks /Virgin
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Youssou N’Dour & Etoile de Dakar

The Rough Guide to Youssou N’Dour & Etoile de Dakar

Jalo [6:00]

RGNET #1109 www.worldmusic.net

Various Artists: Toure Kunda

In The Blood

Ne Nam II [3:30]

See above.

D.O. Misiani & Shirati Jazz

Piny Ose Mer

Nyar Gombe [6:00]

Ace Records
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