Make the World Shake (Afropop, New & Old)


For this New Sounds, listen to the Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili, a group of paraplegic street musicians, who were homeless when they first started performing together and used to rehearse in the half-abandoned city zoo.  The band is now the subject of a feature film, and is also making some of the most exuberant and affirming music coming out of almost anywhere.  Hear music from their most recent record, “Bouger Le Monde” – or “make the world shake.”

Also, there’s other music from different parts of Africa, including a new reissue from Nigerian Tunji Oyelana, which blends afrobeat, afrorock, funk, calypso, juju and reggae and transforms them all into a tasty party music mix. Then, listen to Malian singer, Dieneba Seck, and possibly something with an Afro-Cuban feel from Senegalese singer Ablaye Thiossane, who is backed by some of the members of Orchestra Baobab, and Congolese guitarist Papa Noel, among others.

PROGRAM #3377, Make the World Shake  (First aired on 9/12/2012)                                                               





Konono No. 1


Masikulu, excerpt [2:00]

Craw 27

Staff Benda Bilili

Bouger Le Monde

Libala Ya Mungwa (Wedding with Salt) [4:22]

Craw 81

Konono No. 1


Kule Kule [4:33]

See above.

Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang:

En Yay Sah

Tay Su Tan-Tan [4:24]

Luaka Bop 6  80899 0080-2-0

Tunji Oyelana & the Benders

A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79

Ogun Adubi [8:08]

Soundway SNDWCD043

Ablaye Thiossane

Ablaye Thiossane

Siket [6:18]

Sterns Music 3247952

Dieneba Seck

Manghoya Foura

Djene Dakan [5:16]

Sterns Music Digital

full album download available at iTunes,,

Chief Dr Sikiru Ayinde Barrister  

New Fuji Garbage

Refined Fuji Garbage, excerpt [13:23]

Ace Records CDORBD 067
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