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Episode #3354

Afrofunk, Afrojazz & Afropop

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Hear the Ghanaian-rooted Afrofunk band KonKoma, (now based in the U.K.), along with recent releases and/or reissues of music from South, East, and West Africa. Sample selections from Zambian miners and minstrels, music from street musicians in Malawi, and some gorgeous acoustic Afropop from Mali.

Also, listen to new music from the Brooklyn-based Sierra Leonean singer Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang along with some of the latest from Antibalas.  Sidenote: many Antibalas members are also part of the the house band for the Tony Award-winning musical Fela!, which returns to Broadway for a limited run starting July 9 to August 4. 

PROGRAM #3354 , Afrojazz, Afrofunk & Afropop (First aired on 7/5/2012)                                                            

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Antibalas

Antibalas

Sare Kon Kon [8:07]

Daptone DAP 028
www.daptonerecords.com
www.antibalas.com

KonKoma

KonKoma

Senture [4:49]

SNDW044
soundwayrecords.com
soundwayrecords.greedbag.com

Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang

En Yay Sah

Feba [4:56]

Luaka Bop 80899  0080
luakabop.com
jankanabay.com   

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo

Cotonou Club

Tegbe [4:24]

STRUT 077
www.strut-records.com
www.polyrythmo.com  

Andra Kouyate & Seke Chi

Saro

Saro [4:59]

Studio Mali
Due out July 31, 2012
studiomali.com
www.andrakouyate.com

Pan African Orchestra

Opus 1

Explorations - Hi-Life Structures [4:05]

Real World / Caroline Carol 2350
realworldrecords.com

Dudu Pukwana

In The Townships

Zukude [5:10]

Virgin #90884 LP Out of print. Reissued as Earthworks/Virgin CDEWV 5. Try auction sites.

Malawi Mouse Boys

He Is #1

Palibe (It's Not There) [3:27]

Independent Records Limited  IRL065
www.irl.org.uk
malawimouseboys.tumblr.com/

Various Artists: Stephen Tsotsi Kasumali & Friends

From The Copperbelt... Zambian Miners' Songs 1957

Marita Ku Mampampa [3:17]

Original Music OMCD 004
Out of print.  Try auction sites

Andra Kouyate & Seke Chi

Saro

Yereko [4:51]

See above.

 

 

 

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Comments [3]

DonaldS from Bayonne, NJ

Glad to hear the entrepreneurial spirit is alive in Malawi! Great show.

Jul. 20 2012 10:37 PM

thanks for the good variety of music on New Sounds. Afrofunk-jazz-pop is another strong show.

Jul. 09 2012 11:32 AM
Intradev from Mapeth

Loved tonight's show! So awesome! Refreshing change! I felt like I was there!

Jul. 05 2012 11:52 PM

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