Wednesday, March 02, 2011
For this New Sounds, listen to world music from the region that includes Yemen, Ethiopia, Sudan, along with other parts of Africa. First off, there's traditional Yemenite rhythms and chants, some West African roots, plus blues, jazz and funk all mixed together by Ravid Kahalani, founder of the Yemen Blues project. There's also music from the late Yemenite-Jewish singer Ofra Haza and music from Sudan, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. Plus, something from Senegalese singer Baaba Maal and music from Fela Kuti's son, Seun Anikulapo Kuti along with Fela's band, Egypt 80, and more.