Afrobase // 29 Mar 201503/26/15
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...
Afrobase // 14 Dec 2014
Akoya Afrobeat release a new 10” in advance of their forthcoming album, Brazilian composer Moreno Veloso releases his first album in 13 years, and a host of vinyl from Kenya (Victoria B Kings, Orch International de Nelly), Congo (Orch Bella Bella),...
Afrobase // 07 Dec 2014
This week electronica inspired by Africa and from Africa, Jive and Maskanda music from South Africa, and rare Kenyan 45s from East Africa. Plus new releases and reissues from Collectif Africa Stop Ebola, DJ Dolores, West Nkosi, Bacao Rhythm & Steel...
Afrobase // 30 Nov 2014
Reggae and African selections (Holly Cook, Mungos HiFi, Horseman, Seun Kuti, C K Mann, Ebo Taylor) from Mr Bongo’s new compilation. Bangkok’s Studio Lam issue the excellent Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band album (it might not be African but...
Afrobase // 23 Nov 2014
A strong Brazilian influence this week with tracks from Mr Bongo’s new compilation celebrating 25 years in the music business with Seu Jorge, Joyce, Wilson Simonal, and Junip, plus a new rework by Da Lata, and ‘iracema hot sound’ creators DJ Guga de...
Afrobase // 16 Nov 2014
John selects 5 great tracks from the new Afrosound of Colombia Vol2 from Vampisoul, plus new releases from Akwaaba music with Tchobari, Rocky Marsiani and Aero Manyelo, and more from Tony Allen, Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu, and pictured are Joe...
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