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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)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Thione Seck

Orientation

Woyatina [5:30]

Stern’s Music #1100**
www.sternsmusic.com*

Emmanuel Jal & Abdel Gadir Salim

Ceasefire

Ya Salam [7:00]

Riverboat #1038** www.worldmusic.net*

Gangbe Brass Band

Whendo

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

World Village #468050 ** www.worldvillage
music.com
*

Konono No. 1

Congotronics

Paradiso [7:00]

Crammed Discs #27 www.crammed.be*

Daby Balde

Introducing Daby Balde

Kaye Waxma [5:00]

World Music Network #104 www.worldmusic.net *

Toubab Krewe

Toubab Krewe

Mali Sadjo [3:30]

www.toubabkrewe.com

Thione Seck

Orientation

Mouhabibou [5:30]

See above.

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