Occidental Brothers Dance Band International

New Sounds

An American in Africa

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hear from several different artists who made their way through Africa on this New Sounds.  We'll hear music from Bela Fleck, who made his way through Mali to record with Toumani Diabate, and a group from Uganda that was recorded in a cooking hut.  Also, listen to Roswell Rudd, who works with the Gangbe Brass Band of Benin on his latest, "Trombone Tribe."  Plus, music by the Kenyan band Extra Golden, and their thanks to Obama, along with something from the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, who bring the Central African guitar pop. Plus, music by Paul Simon, from his ground-breaking "Graceland."



Gig Alerts: Occidental Brothers Dance Band International with Samba Mapangala

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chicago's African dance band play Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download their bright, upbeat track "Odo Bra Wawawa."