Afrobase // 03 May 201505/03/15
AfroPeruvian Festejo in dub (Los Chicos Altos), Electro Jarocho Mexicana (Los Guapos Sensibles), and AfroColombian Cumbiambas. A hard core of funk from Benin (El Rego), Ivory Coast (Ali Ibrahim), Nigeria (Sonny Okusun), Mali (Les Ambassadeurs) and...
Afrobase // 26 Apr 2015
Cool down the pace with rappers Fouma System and the unique Wolof singer Cheikh Lo (both devout Baye-Fall), more highlife from Pat Thomas imminent release on strut, and the Afro Rhythm Kings strike back on Soundway. New releases from Mungo’s HiFi...
Afrobase // 19 Apr 2015
Hot off the press and due out shortly from Strut Records is a shining new album from Ghana highlife legend Pat Thomas (Marijata, Sweet Beans, Uhuru Dance Band, Ebo Taylor etc), and from World Circuit comes Congolese band Mbongwana Star (ex Staff Benda...
Afrobase // 12 Apr 2015
New music with crossover influences from Elaine da Silva’s Cape Verdean heritage, Algeria’s Souad Massi, and UKs Nubiyan Twist. Nigeria’s legendary sax player Orlando Julius, afrojazz trumpeter Ray Stephen Oche, Prince Nico Mbarga panco style, and ex...
Afrobase // 05 Apr 2015
Afrobeat blinders from Professor Wouassa, Les Freres Smith, and DebaDemba. Highlife highlights from Kaayire Kwame Appiah, A K Yeboah, and Ebo Taylor. Congolese treats from Nzaya Nzayadio’s new release, and Tanzania’s C J Massive. Afrofunk dancefloor...
Afrobase // 29 Mar 2015
New releases this week from Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni, Mali’s Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, previously unreleased Buena Vista Social Club tracks, reissued rarities with Nigeria’s Chief Checker, and the new compilation from Strut Next Stop … Soweto Vol 4...
Afrobase // 22 Mar 2015
Soundway Records release ‘Highlife on the Move’ (#1 in our Juno Records Chart) is the focus of our selection this week looking at Nigerian recordings from 50s and early 60s featuring Fela Ransome Kuti, Chris Ajilo, & Boby Benson. Also checking out a...
Afrobase // 15 Mar 2015
From afrobeat with Dele Sosimi, Big Mean Sound Machine, Tony Allen and DJ Center, to guitar frenzies from Kenya’s Kakai Kolonzo, Ivory Coast’s Ahiwo Orchestra, and Congolese guitar Maestro Dekula Kahanga from Tanzania’s Orchestre Maquis Original now...
Afrobase // 08 Mar 2015
Tropical tracks this week include artists Easy Kabaka Brown, Shirati Jazz, Rafael Aragon, DJ Alberto, Ayuune Sule, BB Ossei & Noble Kings Band, Gnonnas Pedro, Le Grand Kalle, Ndikho Xaba & The Natives (newly reissued by Matsuli), Emile Yoan & The...
Afrobase // 01 Mar 2015
Africa Express musicians in Mali celebrated the 50th birthday of US composer Terry Riley’s in C last year and we include part 2 of the 40m piece as promised. More from Zimbabwean mbira players with music from the man that first transcribed the...
Afrobase // 22 Feb 2015
Strong Angolan and Brazilian connections with Os Kiezos, Nuxito, Isadora Campos, and Flavia Coelho (pictured). Rebel Tumbao tackle Bob Marleys songbook with a Latin touch courtesy of Jose Clausell, and a belated Mardi Gras celebration from New Orleans...
Afrobase // 15 Feb 2015
A mass of vinyl on this weeks show. With Kusum, Akan, Dagomba Highlife, Makassi, Soukous, Cavacha, Dholuo Benga and Kuduro and afro-house beats. From Kenya: Orchestre Zaiken, Orchestra Central International, and Migori Super Stars, from Ghana: Kooko &...
Afrobase // 08 Feb 2015
New single from South Africa’s Fantasma heralding Guzu music, Wunmi’s back with birthday single Emergency, more from Sao Paolo’s Criolo, and Zong Zing’s imminent studio album (playing live – keep an ear out). With vinyl from Guadeloupe’s Eddie...
Afrobase // 01 Feb 2015
Afrobeat from Cacique 97, Dele Sosimi, and Ikebe Shakedown and soulful Caribbean poetry from Anthony Joseph. Reggae stars Quench Aid and John Wayne work with Grant Phabao, Hot & Rich version SA sax legend Dudu Pukwana, a preview from Vol 4 of Next...
Afrobase // 25 Jan 2015
From the rumba of Lea Lignanzi and Super Mazermbe on old vinyl, through the disco safari funk of Victor Uwaifo and afrobeat of Cacique 97 and Ikebe Shakedown. The hiplife of Omanhene Pozoh and the sheer funk genius of Grant Phabao’s Afrofunk Arkestra,...
Afrobase // 18 Jan 2015
Not much time on this weeks show to sit down and relax! Some heavy dance floor stompers and hip hop and reggae relaxers. The journey this week takes us to Nigeria via Fela Kuti’s Koola Lobitos, to Colombian afrobeat and champeta via Wganda Kenya and...
Afrobase // 11 Jan 2015
Strut Records have put out a phenomenal amount of excellent African music over the years and have just released a 23 track download to celebrate with Orch PolyRythmo, Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen, Mulatu Astatke, Mahotella Queens, Orlamdo Julius, Dudu...
Afrobase // 04 Jan 2015
Strong on Brazilian artists this week with a special offer of a free download of the best of 2014 from Mais um Discos, who have been putting out a stunning array of music - we play a grand selection from the compilation as promised. More vinyl from...
Afrobase // 28 Dec 2014
A touch of new psychedelia inspired cumbia from Bareto, samba from Rodrigo Amarante, and rock from Fumaca Preta to kick the show off, and then music from Ethiopia with Hailu Mergia & the Walias Band and Ethiocolor, old vinyl from the Ivory Coast with...
Afrobase // 21 Dec 2014
A special guest selection this week from DJ Bongohead who has compiled Vampisoul’s Afrosound of Colombia releases and written the book Cocinando: 50 years of Latin album cover Art, with tracks from Peliroja and Big Mean Sound Machine. A look back at...
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