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New Releases, March 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hear Cameroonian dance rhythms with jazz feels from Ajoyo and music from Ibeyi, twin sisters whose music has elements of Yoruba culture. Plus, new music from Angelique Kidjo & more.

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New Sounds

West Meets West Africa

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hear western music together with 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, and more.

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New Sounds

World Music With a Side of Bob Dylan

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

There’s world music from Iran, Mali, Algeria, Egypt, and Benin, with occasional Bob Dylan on this New Sounds program.  Listen to music from the late Malian guitarist and griot Tiecoro Sissoko, who also played as a sideman for years with Toumani Diabate in Bamako. We'll hear the title track of his only recording, which praises Keme Borama (Bourama), the brother of Samory Touré, noted 19th century warlord who fought against the French occupation of Guinea. Then, hear a celebration of African women from Angelique Kidjo’s latest, “Eve,” where Kidjo recorded women from Benin, Kenya, and numerous African countries, and used those tapes as the basis for her songs.

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: Angelique Kidjo

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

On her new album the Beninoise singer-songwriter hops back and forth between traditional West African tunes and western pop (she covers Curtis Mayfield's 'Move On Up' and James Brown's 'Cold Sweat,' ...

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