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New Sounds

New Music from West Africa

Saturday, October 12, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear some loping Tamashek guitar music from the brand new record, "Aratan N Azawad" by the North Malian band, Terakaft, and some new music from the South Malian Vieux Farka Touré, with his father, Ali Farka Toure.  Then take a listen to some jazzy big band music from Volker Goetze, featuring  Ablaye Cissoko on kora.

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New Sounds

New Music from West Africa

Thursday, September 27, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear some loping Tamashek guitar music from the brand new record, "Aratan N Azawad" by the North Malian band, Terakaft, and some new music from the South Malian Vieux Farka Touré, with his father, Ali Farka Toure.  Then take a listen to some jazzy big band music from Volker Goetze, featuring  Ablaye Cissoko on kora.

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New Sounds

New Music from West Africa

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear some loping Tamashek guitar music from the brand new record, "Aratan N Azawad" by the North Malian band, Terakaft, and some new music from the South Malian Vieux Farka Touré, with his father, Ali Farka Toure.  Then take a listen to some jazzy big band music from Volker Goetze, featuring  Ablaye Cissoko on kora.  

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Soundcheck

A Bonus Track from Blitz the Ambassador

Friday, June 18, 2010

Today’s Soundcheck featured a great live set from Ghanaian-born rapper Blitz the Ambassador and his band, the Embassy Ensemble. We ran out of time to include their third song in the live broadcast, but the guys were kind enough to stick around and record it off the air. We've posted it here as web exclusive.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Blitz the Ambassador

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Ghanaian-born, New York-based rapper performs tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. Download his fiery, gospel-tinged track "Something to Believe."

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