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Episode #929

From the Vaults: Francis Bebey

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Camerounian guitarist, novelist, singer, flutist, percussionist, and musicologist Francis Bebey performs in the WNYC studio. Although he disputes the musicologist title, the multi-talented artist talks us through the creation myth, plays The Magic Box and music inspired by gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

PROGRAM #929: "With Guest Francis Bebey" (3/18/1993)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Francis Bebey

 

 

 

 

 

Akwaaba

"Akwaaba"{1:30}

Original Music #OMA-105 Out of print, but try auction sites.

Amaya

"Ethnic Covenant" [3:00]

Disques Ozileka #13902 Out of print, but try auction sites.

Django Preface

"Gazelle"{3:00}

Disques Ozileka #13904 Out of print, but try auction sites.

Akwaaba

"Bissau"{3:00}

See above.

live

"Rwanda"{4:00}
"Africa Where"{2:00}
"The Magic Box"{3:00}
"Reverend Beck's Place"{2:00}
"Forest Nativity"{3:30}

Not commercially available.

Django Preface

Django Preface {3:00}

See above.

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Comments [1]

Anna Rohleder from Jersey City, NJ

Probably the best way to summarise all of Francis Bebey's diverse creative activities is to call him not a musician but a magician. It was spellbinding to hear him improvise, play and tell stories in this live recording. Thank you for re-broadcasting this show.

Aug. 23 2007 01:46 PM

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