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Episode #3631

West Meets West Africa

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

For this New Sounds program, listen to a meeting of western music and the music of West Africa, as in music from the Beirut-born Raja Kassis or the Jewish Afro-beat party band Zion80, led by Jon Madof. There’s music steeped in the traditions of Mali and Senegal from New York-based guitarist born and raised in Lebanon, Raja Kassis, (who also plays with Blitz the Ambassador.) From his forthcoming record, HumanBEING, listen to “Aiisha,” inspired by a Curtis Mayfield tune, it incorporates an Ethiopian tune on cello around halfway through. Also, from Zion 80’s latest, “Adramalech,” hear “Metatron” – Jewish themes through the Afrobeat lens.

Listen to music from master drummer Baba Sissoko, (also a guitarist), who blends Malian griot music with psychedelic rock on Tchiwara. Then, the Malian singer named Bijou is accompanied by a Damon Albarn soundscape, from the record, “Africa Express Presents: Maison de Jeunes,” a meeting of western and West African musicians. Plus, music from the Tuareg band Tinariwen, in collaboration with Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio. And more.

PROGRAM #3631 West Meets West Africa (First aired on 8/21/2014)  

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Mamar Kassey (feat. Jean Luc Thomas & Harouna Godjé)

Taboussizé-niger

Habdè, excerpt [1:00]

Innacor
Available at Amazon.com or iTunes

Baba Sissoko

Tchiwara

Tchi Wara [3:21]

Goodfellas
babasissoko.com
Available at Amazon.com, iTunes, and Emusic.com

Raja Kassis

Human Being

Aiisha [4:56]

www.ropeadope.com
store.ropeadope.com
Due out September 9, 2014

Zion80

Adramelech: Book of Angels, Vol. 22

Zorn: Metatron [9:06]

Tzadik 8319
www.tzadik.com

Bijou

Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes

Dougoudé Sarrafo (Produced by Damon Albarn) [3:29]

Transgressive Records
transgressiverecords.com OR africaexpress.co.uk

Tinariwen

Tassili

Tenere Taqqim Tossam [4:13]

Anti - #87148-2
www.anti.com
www.kingsroadmerch.com

Benyoro

Benyoro

Kaira [8:22]

Benyoro Music
www.benyoro.com

Various:Aicha Sidibe

Sembeh Ma Fa Fe - Roots Volume

Damaro [4:13]

Stronghold Sound
strongholdsound.com

Mamani Keita

Kanou

Kanou [3:52]

World Village 479080
store.harmoniamundi.com

Angelique Kidjo

Eve

Orisha [3:26]

Savoy Records / 429 Records / Universal
www.429records.com

Mamar Kassey (feat. Jean Luc Thomas & Harouna Godjé)

Taboussizé-niger

Habdè, excerpt [1:00]

See above.

Comments [1]

gina ballinger from graz austria

thank you! fills up my graz, austria apartment completely!

Aug. 23 2014 05:18 AM

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