African Blues

This New Sounds program is all about bluesy music from the continent that invented it - Africa. Listen to works by Afel Bocoum, an heir-apparent to the Malian desert blues sound introduced to the world by Ali Farka Toure, who was his uncle. There's also music from a collaboration between slide guitarist Bob Brozman & kora player Djeli Moussa Diawara. Plus, music fusing Sudanese and Arabian influences from Rasha, music from Baaba Maal and Mansour Seck, and others.

PROGRAM #2760, African Blues (First aired on Monday, 1-28-08)





Various artists: Mariem Hassan

African Blues

La Tumchi Anni [5:00]

Rough Guide #1086 ***

Ali Farka Toure w/Ry Cooder

Talking Timbuktu

Ai Du [7:00]

Hannibal / Rykodisc #1381***

Various artists: Nuru Kane

African Blues

Goree [5:00]

See above.

Dama & D’Gary

The Long Way Home

Mitady Kandra [6:30]

Shanachie #64052***

Various artists: Bob Brozman & Djeli Moussa Diawara

African Blues

Maloyan Devil [6:00]

See above.

Roswell Rudd w/Toumani Diabate


Bamako [8:30]

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Various artists: Afel Bocoum

African Blues

Jaman Moro [4:30]

See above.

Various artists: Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck

African Blues

Bibbe Leydy [6:30]

See above.