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AfroBase // 19 Jan 2018

1/19/2018
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Afrojazz, highlife, afrobeat, and juju from Nigeria with Kiala and the Afroblaster, highlife and funk kings Rex Williams, Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson, Bola Johnson and Emmanuel Ntia & his Eastern Stars Band, plus jazz & highlife from pianist Funsho Ogundipe with Ayetoro, and jazz trumpeter Ray Stephen Oche. With a Juju classic from Sunny Ade, and electro synth cover of Fela Kuti’s xpnsv sht by sUb-modU, and the Franck Biyongs exceptional new version of Shuffering and Shmiling recorded live.

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 12 Jan 2018

1/12/2018
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This week the show features two of Congos greatest musicians. Singer Rochereau Tabu Ley who died just 4 years ago and guitarist Nico Kassanda otherwise known as Docteur Nico who died back in 1985. Both musicians recorded a wealth of material with Rochereau releasing some 250 albums so this show is just a small sample of their achievements

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 05 Jan 2018

1/5/2018
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Brand new releases from Seun Kuti (Nigeria/Afrobeat), Pasteur Lappe (Cameroun/Makossa Funk), Abelardo Carbono with Quantic (Colombia/Afrobeat), Joe Quijano y su Conjunto Cachana with Fruko (Colombia/New York/Pachanga), Guy One (Ghana/Kologo), Mankoora (UK/Afro), Collocutor (UK/Afrofuturist) and a revisit to Camerounian Makossa master Nkotti Francois.

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 29 Dec 2017

12/22/2017
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A special AfroBase party mix of rock’n’roll, funk, reggae and soul from the 50s through to the present day. Essentially covers of English language songs by bands from Africa and its diaspora. While you may not understand all the lyrics on some of the tracks, it could be that the band didn’t understand them either. But the performances are outstanding featuring Orchestre Veve, Rail Band, Songhoy Blues, Gnonnas Pedro, The Ramblers Dance Band, Dr Nico & African Fiesta, Geraldo Pino amongst...

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 22 Dec 2017

12/22/2017
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Its that time of the year to take a look at some of the great releases and reissues over the last 12 months. While this is of course just a sample from a whole host of worthy contenders, the show features Professor Rhythm (South Africa), Vaudou Game (Togo), Los Camaroes (Cameroun), Orchestre Les Mangalepa (Kenya) Victoria Kings (Kenya), Nhu De Ped Bia (Cape Verde), Msafiri Zawose (Tanzania), Congo’s Kasai Allstars, Mokoomba (Zimbabwe), afrobeat from Sekou Kouyate (Guinea), and new from...

Duration: 01:00:00


AfroBase // 15 Dec 2017

12/21/2017
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From elctronic remixes to classic highlife. Philophon launch a new single from Ghanaian Kologo player Guy One from his impressive forthcoming album. Also with Kologo is the Mabiisi duo here with a remix, while Mugwisa Int Xylophone Group are remixed for On the Corner's Versus 2 comp. Ghana's A B Crentsil (ex The Sweet Talks), and Joe Mensah of the legendary Broadway Dance Band in disco style. Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 with Excuse-O from 1975 with drummer Tony Allen and guitarist Oghene...

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 08 Dec 2017

12/10/2017
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This weeks show is devoted to one of the greatest singers, composers and band leaders of Congolese Soukous. Not just great in ability with a multi-octave range but also in stature at 6’ 3 and weighing in at nearly 140kilos. His name was Pepe Kalle and his band Empire Bakuba. He was Born in December 1951 & died 29th November 1998. Around him were other great singers like Papy Tex, Dilu Dilumona, Nyboma, with dancers like the dwarf Emauro and various atalakus, the animateurs that kept the...

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 01 Dec 2017

12/2/2017
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Featuring the brand new single by Ethiopian keyboard genius Hailu Mergia with an album due in early 2018. Also tracks from Nigeria’s juju-meets-highlife master Dr Orlando Owoh, Sonny Okusuns & Ozzidi exploring the Dance of the Elephants, ex Africa 70 guitarist Ogehene Kologbo, and Cameroun guitarist Franck Biyong tightens up Fela’s Shuffering and Shmiling, Also From Cameroun Analog Africa release Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds. From Zimbabwe The Nyami Nyami Sounds, and a Ndebele...

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 24 Nov 2017

11/29/2017
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This show is very much about acoustic music with plenty kora, mbiras, xylophones, guitars, ouds and piano with just occasional touches of psyche synth and pulsing it forward. Featuring the new super group of string players 3MA, the legendary Guinean sax player Momo Wandel, the Cuban piano genius Omar Sosa with Kora virtuoso Seckou Keita, South African pianist Zim Ngqawana, Kora maestro Sekou Kouyate, Mbira player Jacob Mafuleni, the Embaire Xylophones of Uganda, Niger troupe called Les...

Duration: 00:59:59


Club Africa // 25 Nov 2017

11/27/2017
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A live recording of Club Africa from Komedia in Brighton on 26th November 2017. Afrobase and African Night Fever DJs present CLUB AFRICA bringing you refreshing dance rhythms from Africa; Kenyan and Congolese salvos, Zimbabwean and South African dance shakers. Listen back to hear plenty of Soukous, Kwaito, Highlife, Afrobeat, Benga, Kalenjin and more!

Duration: 04:07:40


Aracataca // 13 Nov 2017

11/21/2017
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Aracataca's John Child and Tomek play new Surinamese salsa from Powl Ameerali, salsa flamenco from Diego Amador ft. Oscar D'León, pachanga from Alfredo de la Fé and a live cut from Cuba's Elito Revé y su Charangón. Plus new salsa releases from Ismael Rivera Jr., Plena Libre, Salsa 514 ft. Jesús "El Niño" Alejandro, Sonora Palma Soriano, Urbana Orquesta, EbonyVoice, Iván Antonio, Michél Vega and El Swing De Nicky Catarey.

Duration: 00:59:51


AfroBase // 17 Nov 2017

11/20/2017
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Afrobeat and jazz with Fela Kuti’s driving Johnny Just Drop (J.J.D.) in its 23m fullness, multi-instrumentalist and author Michael Veal pulls afrobeat and jazz together and whose excellent biog books on Fela and Tony Allen are well worth reading. Guinean master kora player Sekou Kouyate (not to be confused with the Mali musicians of the same name) with an afrobeat stunner, Seun Kuti and the dub version of Kalakuta Boy, Oghene Kologbo (ex Africa 70), and Kiala (ex Egypt 80) with a version...

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 10 Nov 2017

11/10/2017
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Poetry and percussion from the African diaspora with séga and maloya rhythms from the east, and gwoka and Caribbean rhythms from the west of the mother country. With tracks from Claudio, Jean Claude Viadere, Les Vikings de Gudeloupe, Erick Cosaque, Anthony Joseph, Les Maxel’s, Edmony Krater, plus a new release from Sofrito with Congo’s Siassia & Tokobina and that new remix of Ghana’s Sweet Talks courtesy of Umoja.

Duration: 01:00:00


Aracataca // 30 Oct 2017

11/6/2017
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Aracataca's John Child and Tomek play brand new salsa from Luis Mangual y su Conjunto Mangual, Joel Uriola y su Banda de Venezuela, Braulio Barrera, Johnny Mejía y su Orquesta Curare, Gustavo Enrique, Sean Bellaviti & Conjunto Lacalu ft. Jimmy Bosch and Orquesta Salsa 220 ft. Rico Walker; together with new Afrojazz from Bobby Carcassés and vintage Latin big band from Tito Puente. Plus a cut from YouTube sensation Jeremy Bosch and a nu-Latin jazz groove from Gerardo Frisina.

Duration: 00:58:39


AfroBase // 03 Nov 2017

11/6/2017
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Afrobeat has shaken the music world and Kniting Factory are putting out a 7LP Box set curated by Erikah Badu. We play two full length tracks from the selection along with a new track from Fela’s Africa 70 guitarist Oghene Kologbo, and a track from afrobeat poet Ikwunga. Also music from Sierra Leone’s Bubu King Janka Nabay who is on tour in the UK in December, and a classic heavily percussive highlife number from Ghana’s AB Crentsil and Super Sweet Talks

Duration: 00:59:59


Club Africa // 28 Oct 2017

10/31/2017
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A live recording of Club Africa from Komedia in Brighton on 28th October 2017. Afrobase and African Night Fever DJs present CLUB AFRICA bringing you refreshing dance rhythms from Africa; Kenyan and Congolese salvos, Zimbabwean and South African dance shakers. Listen back to hear plenty of Soukous, Kwaito, Highlife, Afrobeat, Benga, Kalenjin and more!

Duration: 03:23:50


AfroBase 27 Oct 2017

10/27/2017
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Music from the Cameroun with the makossa funk of Pierre Didy Tchakounte, electronic genius Pierre Akendengue, and the roots of the music from Francois Esindi & Abakuya. From Nigeria the Kologbo family bring you afrobeat and classic highlife and from South Africa bubblegum meets kwaito and rap with Thokozani Langa, Professor Rhythm, and Forsta Teanet. Plus Stevo Atimbre playing 2 string Kologo from Ghana, Yaaba Funk (Ghana/ UK) and the Abaki Simba collective from Kenya.

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 20 Oct 2017

10/21/2017
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More from Kenya this week with a selection of 70s Benga tracks mostly from the Western Kenya area of the Luo people, and more from those two excellent new compilations we played last week. From Switzerland FLEE issue 1 features some seriously classic benga and some power remixes with extensive notes in the magazine including an interview with Doug Paterson who is an authority on the music, and volume 2 in No Wahala Sounds series with some rare benga and rumba sounds from east Africa too....

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 13 Oct 2017

10/13/2017
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From Kenya two new coms, FLEE issue1 features some seriously classic benga and power remixes, and No Wahala Sounds comp Nairobi Calling features both rare benga and also rumba from Congolese artists in Kenya, and a touch of Kalenjin. From Colombia new trax from Palenke Soultribe mixing Son Palenque from the Caribbean coast, Nidia Gongora from the Pacific region working with Quantic, electronic music artist Sunka, and an old'n from Locos por Juana. Plus new desert blues from Afous D’Afous,...

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 01 Oct 2017

10/6/2017
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New releases and remixes this week from Togo’s Vaudou Game via Yoruba Soul, Zimbabwe’s Jacob Mafuleni & Gray Gritness, Cameroun’s Los Cameroes, and a track courtesy of Toby Tobias called Aouta Gabon. With some rarely played tracks from Pierre Akendengue, Bopol Mansiamina, Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, and the unknown and all female (well nearly) Groupe MiKouagna de Mounana from the oil fields of Gabon.

Duration: 00:59:59

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