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Out Of Africa Part Deux

Journeys // 1200-1400 10.10.09

out of africa part deux - sat 10th oct '09 12-2 pm

Hey folks,

For this week's show I will be doing my best to represent an entire continent; Africa (had you guessed?).

I'll be playing a selection of tunes from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Cameroon and some other countries. All of them African.

I'll be 'Spotlighting' Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Songwriter, singer, band-leader, multi-instrumentalist, Afrobeat pioneer, political activist, thorn in the side of Nigerian and other African dictatorships and damn funky dude. He combined Yoruba and other African rhythms with American funk, soul and jazz (but mostly funk), to create a whole new thing; Afrobeat. In a shocking break with convention, I'll be playing a few favourite tracks.

The Weird But Wonderful vote is between a couple of tracks from UK bands, that rather tangentially have 'Afrika' in their titles...

1. Leftfield ft. Afrika Bambaataa - Afrika Shox

2. The Chemical Brothers - It Began In Afrika

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Posted at 22:22, 8th October 2009


Bembeya Jazz National Sterns
Peter King Strut
Weird But Wonderful Contenders
Afrika Shox
Leftfield Columbia
It Began In Afrika
The Chemical Brothers Virgin
Right In The Centre
Geraldo Pino and The Heartbeats RetroAfric
Good Good Understanding
Matata President
Sonny Okosuns Capitol EMI
Kulun Mankwalesh
Mahmoud Ahmed Buda Music
Embi La
Beyene Habte Buda Music
Tlahoun Gessesse Buda Music
Big Blow
Manu Dibango Manteca
Kinyi Ai Kawali
Buari Makossa
Spotlight On... Fela Kuti
Viva Nigeria
Fela Ransome Kuti and Nigeria 70 Sterns
Funky Horn
Fela Ransome Kuti and Nigeria 70 Sterns
Alu Jon Jonki Jon
Fela Ransome Kuti and Africa 70 Regal Zonophone
Fela Ransome Kuti and Africa 70 Wrasse
Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Africa 70 Creole
Coffin For Head Of State
Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Africa 70 Kalakuta
Ballake Sissoko Label Bleu
Ali Farka Toure World Circuit
U.T. Isenem and His Black Mirrors Anodisc
Come On Home
The Lijadu Sisters Shanachie
Sally Nyolo Lusafrica
Weird But Wonderful Winner
It Began In Afrika
The Chemical Brothers Virgin

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