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Episode #2546

Afro-pop-a-go-go

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Take a sampling of some of the latest Afro-pop releases on this edition of New Sounds. There’s acoustic guitar-based Senegalese blues from Nuru Kane, along with sunny lively tunes from the French-Madagascan trio Wa-Zimba. Also, savor a taste of Zimbabwean pop with reissues from the guitar-rooted 70’s pop stars the Green Arrows, and the Hallelujah Chicken Run Band, featuring one Thomas Mapfumo. And of course, lots more.

PROGRAM # 2546, recent Afropop releases (First aired on Fri, 5/12/06)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Cheikh Lo

Lamp Fall

Senegal-Bresil [4:30]
Sama Kaani Xeen [4:30]

World Circuit/Nonesuch #79938** www.nonesuch.com*

Nuru Kane

Sigil

Bamba [4:30]
Diarama [5:00]

Riverboat #1041** www.worldmusic.net*

Hallelujah Chicken Run Band

Analog Africa, Vol. 2

Ngoma Yarira [2:00]
Alikulila [3:00]
Mudzimu Ndiringe [3:30]

Alula #2002** www.analogafrica.com*

The Green Arrows

Analog Africa, Vol. 1

Madzangara Dzimu [3:00]

Alula #2001**
www.analogafrica.com*

Wa-Zimba

Mande Wazy

Sodina Kely [5:00]

Tinder #861132** www.tinderrecords.com*

Sara Tavares

Balancé

Lisboa Kuya [3:30]

Times Square #9054** www.timessquarerecords.net *

Gigi

Gold & Wax

Salam, excerpt [3:00]

Palm #2128** www.palmpictures.com*

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Comments [3]

Amal Lahrach from Highland Park, NJ

Lomg time listener of WNHYC, (10+ yrs)...going though some marital problems right now...he called to tell me to listne to the gnowiue Music from Morocco- North Africa..My husband is moroccan.I love him. He loves me...just some problems right now...Please dedicate something to him...Sincerely Amal
Thank you

Jul. 20 2007 12:00 AM
alanb from Manhattan

Hem... I lack personal knowledge, but here's at least one (ostensible) resident of Dakar who writes that Cheikh Lô is "pronounced 'Shekh Low' with a throwty finish on the 'kh'":

http://bennloxo.com/archives/2004/10/11/dreads-and-a-soft-mbalax/

Jul. 19 2007 11:39 PM
Hallie from Brooklyn

You have mispronounced the name of artist Cheikh Lo. It sounds like "Share" not "Shake". Thank you for playing his music on npr.

Jul. 19 2007 11:09 PM

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