We start with Mali, there's a blast of Burkinabé hip-hop, and new tunes and some not-new tunes from current favourites Diron Animal, Baloji and Konono No 1, Tshegue and KOKOKO! We also have some great Arabic electronic from Tropikal Camel and we end with a New Orleans brass band dirge from 1951.
An hour of laid back African tunes. Starts with Mali - traditional, then modern groups reinterpreting the traditional styles. Then a set of lo-fi sounds from Madagascar, DR Congo and Guinea, a bit of soukous, rhumba and benga and we end with mbira electronics.
As often happens, starts mellow and joyful, and slowly gets darker and heavier. There is a constant stream of really great music coming out of Africa right now - fresh and innovative and great to dance to.
More adventures in the world of the electronic music of Africa and the African diaspora.
Vinyl mix of mostly soukous and Congolese rhumba from the 70's and 80's - some of the most joyful music imaginable.Plus a short guest mix at the end from Gabi.
Mostly new music from Ghana. Starts with some new stuff in the Kologo Griot tradition, then there's a load of new hiplife - dancehall, hip hop and gqom flavoured. Finishes with some beautiful Seperewa music.
This week, moving from the Maghreb to the Sahel. Electronic encounters with rhythms of North Africa, some Desert Blues, Gnawa from Essaouira and Kora music from Mali.
This week opens with a haunting tune from Guadalcanal, then into various European takes on modern African music, mainly dancehall. Which I guess adds up to a European take on an African take on Jamaican music. As is often the case, things get darker, especially with a swerve into Shanghai intensity.