World Music


For this New Sounds, listen to world music from the region that includes Yemen, Ethiopia, Sudan, along with other parts of Africa.  First off, there's traditional Yemenite rhythms and chants, some West African roots, plus blues, jazz and funk all mixed together by Ravid Kahalani, founder of the Yemen Blues project. There's also music from the late Yemenite-Jewish singer Ofra Haza and music from Sudan, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.  Plus, something from Senegalese singer Baaba Maal and music from Fela Kuti's son, Seun Anikulapo Kuti along with Fela's band, Egypt 80, and more.

PROGRAM #        3176, World Music              (First aired on 3-2-11)                         





Baaba Maal


A Song for Women [6:23]

Palm Pictures PALMCD2140

Ofra Haza

50 Gates of Wisdom

Yachilvi Veyachali [3:26]

Shanachie #64002

Yemen Blues

Yemen Blues by Ravid Kahalani

Jat Mahibathi [5:02]

Ravid Kahalani / LGM

David Fanshawe

African Sanctus    

African Sanctus Interlude [5:23]

Phillips #6558-001.  Out of print.  Reissued on Silva Classics #6003**

Various: Trad. Sudan     

Musik der Nubier   

Ay fa kir  noogonilla {4:00}          

Museum Collection West Berlin #9.  Out of print, but try

Yemen Blues

Yemen Blues by Ravid Kahalani

Yemen Blues [6:48]

See above.

Mahmoud Ahmed

Ethiopiques Vol 7, Ere Mela Mela

Erh Mhla Mhla [4:39]

Buda Musique #82980

Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80

From Africa With Fury: Rise

Rise [7:47]

Knitting Factory Records KFR1110

Musique Gbaya / Chants A Penser


Piere [6:25]

Ocora #558-524.
Out of print.