Episode #2475

Buoyant Afro-pop

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

New Sounds is serving up Afro-pop and Afro-groove music on this program. Listen to electrified traditional music with a merciless groove from the Congo, Senegalese pop, Afro-flamenco, a brass band from Benin, and a host of others. Sample the original sounds of Konono No. 1’s melodic electric likembés (thumb pianos), coupled with found percussion of pans, pots and car parts, which, although distorted, are really danceable. Plus, there’s West-African steeped groove rock by Toubab Krewe - a quintet out of Asheville, North Carolina by way of Mali, Zimbabwe, Congo, Brazil & the Caribbean. Also, listen for the combined sound of military brass bands, voodoo ritual chants and rhythms, scratchy American jazz records, with a dash of Fela’s Afrobeat that is Benin’s Gangbé Brass Band. And much more.

PROGRAM # 2475, Afropop (First aired on Wednesday, 11-16-05)





Thione Seck


Woyatina [5:30]

Stern’s Music #1100***

Emmanuel Jal & Abdel Gadir Salim


Ya Salam [7:00]

Riverboat #1038***

Gangbe Brass Band


Noubioto [3:30]
Remember Fela [4:30]

World Village #468050 ** www.worldvillage

Konono No. 1


Paradiso [7:00]

Crammed Discs #27*

Daby Balde

Introducing Daby Balde

Kaye Waxma [5:00]

World Music Network #104 *

Toubab Krewe

Toubab Krewe

Mali Sadjo [3:30]

Thione Seck


Mouhabibou [5:30]

See above.

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