Vinyl mix, loosely themed - Afrcian Gospel and music that feels generally devotional.
An hour of Kenyan music inspired by the release of the excellent compilation BengaBelt. Featuring a few tracks from that and the "Kenya Special" compilations, a few old benga 7"s, Kenyan country guitar.
Live set from The Haunt venue at the Electric Picnic festival in Ireland. An hour of Soukous, Congolese Rhumba, Afro-latin and a little highlife.
Vinyl mix of a bunch of African records that I grabbed on the way out the door. Includes some Afrobeat and Afrofunk, which I don't usually play. Featuring George Mukabi, Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen & Africa 70, Fẹla Anikulapo Kuti & Afrika 70, Dele Sosimi, Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra, Tala A.M.
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.