New Americans: Africa

Listen to music by foreign-born artists from Africa, including Mandingo griot Foday Musa Suso (Gambia), Moroccan trance musician Hassan Hakmoun, master drummer Obo Addy (Ghana) with the Kronos Quartet, kora player Mamadou Diabate (Mali), and others.

PROGRAM #2729, New American Voices, III: Africa (First aired on Tuesday, 10/23/07)





Mickey Hart with Babtunde Olatunji

At The Edge

Brainstorm, excerpt [1:00]

Rykodisc #10124 **

Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso

Music From the Screens

The Mad Cadi's Court [2:30]
Said And His Shadow Dance [3:00]
Wanda's Whorehouse [2:30]

Point #432 996 Out of print, but try B0000040UP or info at

Hassan Hakmoun


Sala, Allaho, Alaik [7:30]

Healing Records 2005 Out of print. But the song appears on "The Gift." Info at

Ben Allison w/Mamadou Diabate

Peace Pipe

Slap Happy [8:00]

Palmetto #2086 ** *

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Red Earth - A Malian Journey

Bad Spirits (Bani) [6:00]

DDB #B0009091 **

Kronos Quartet

Pieces of Africa

Obo Addy: Wawshishijay [5:00]

Nonesuch #79275***

Wu Man (with James Makabuya)

And Friends

Nandere [3:00]

Traditional Crossroads #4329

Kronos Quartet

Pieces of Africa

J. Tamusuza: Ekitundu Ekisooka (first mvmt.) [4:00]

See above.