Femi Kuti

New Sounds

World Music Ports of Call

Friday, December 19, 2014

Listen to an hour of world music which takes us to Madagascar, to Poland, and the Reunion Islands in the Indian Ocean, and to various other ports of call.


New Sounds

New Releases, August 2013 (Special Podcast)

Monday, January 13, 2014

For this program, listen to a whole bevy of world music: from Madagascar, Ethiopia, Poland, and India, to name a few.


New Sounds

New Releases, August 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the month!  For this program, John Schaefer presents the pick of the piles.  There's music from Madagascar, Ethiopia, Poland, and India, to name a few.  Listen to Malagasy blues from Lala Njava, somkething from Mulatu Astatke's latest featuring Fatoumata Diawara, and Polish folk music singers accompanying themselves with kitchen instruments.  There's also a brand-new selection from the forthcoming "Red Hot & Fela" compilation as done by members of TV on the Radio, Kronos Quartet, and Stuart Bogie, the musical director of the broadway show, "Fela!" And more. 



Live on Soundcheck: Femi Kuti

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The late Fela Kuti pioneered the music genre known as Afrobeat. His son, Femi Kuti, actually went back to the same studio in Lagos, Nigeria where his father made music and recorded his new album Africa For Africa entirely at the Afrodisia/Decca Studio. Check out the video below of Femi Kuti and his band performing the title track "Africa For Africa" from their new album in WNYC's Soundcheck studios.

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Gig Alerts: Femi Kuti and the Positive Force

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Nigerian funk heavyweight and son of Afropop legend Fela Kuti performs at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center. Download his groove-filled yet mournful track "Eh Oh."

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