Music from Sub-Saharan Africa


Listen to music from Niger, Mali, Senegal and Uganda on this New Sounds program.  Hear selections from “Delicious Peace,” a new collection of songs by the Peace Kawomera (“Delicious Peace”) interfaith fair trade coffee farmers from Uganda.  The songs, each sung in the regional language, are about the economic benefits of growing coffee, to the importance of peace among different regions, encouraging neighbors to join the cooperative and teaching methods for producing higher quality coffee. Rather than being harvest songs, these are performed at community gatherings, at meetings of the cooperative, and at wedding receptions of members.  

Also, listen to Bombino, the Tuareg singer/guitarist from Niger who made his most recent record, “Nomad” here in the U.S. with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.  There’s also music from the Senegalese guitarist Daby Balde, along with something from the master Zulu guitarist Shiyani Ngcobo.  Plus more music from Senegal from the blind singer/guitarist Mansour Seck, along with music from Mali’s Vieux Farka Toure, son of the great Ali Farka Toure.  And more.

PROGRAM #3451, Music from Sub-Saharan Africa  (First aired on 4/5/2013)                                       

Various: Akuseka Takuwa Kongo Group

Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music & Interfaith Harmony In Uganda

The Benefits of Coffee [4:23]

SFW 50417

Various Artists: Mansour Seck

Rough Guide To Senegal

Ndiatigue [5:45]


Vieux Farka Toure


Souba Souba [4:09]

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Her Tenere [4:17]

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Various: Peace Kawomera Jazz Band

Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music & Interfaith Harmony In Uganda

My beautiful wife, come back and we'll grow coffee [5:13]

See above.

Shiyani Ngcobo

Rough Guide To Acoustic Africa

Yekanini [4:33]


Daby Balde

Rough Guide to Senegal / Introducing Daby Balde

Mamadiyel [5:49]

INTRO104  / Also available as a digital download as part of Rough Guide to Senegal, see above.

Luce Trio

Pieces Vol. 1

Sinfonia 11, excerpt [1:30]
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Various: J.J. Keki and the Peace Kawomera Band

Delicious Peace

Get Up and Grow Coffee! [3:34]

SFW 50417

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, feat. Khaira Arby

Jama ko

Kele Magni [3:54]

Out Here Records, 021

Ballake Sissoko & Ludovico Einaudi

Diario Mali

Soutoukou [7:17]

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