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AfroBase // 24 Nov 2017

11/23/2017
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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


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 of...

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


AfroBase // 08 Oct 2017

10/6/2017
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Something of a club mashup of music from across Africa and its diaspora looking at new releases from Canada’s SoulJazz Orchestra, Cuba and UK collaboration of Soundspecies & Ache Meyi, Ghana’s kologbo player Stevo Atimbre, the Mabiisi remixes, Mali’s Trio Da Kali with the Kronos Quartet, Habib Koite who is on tour this month in the UK, the reissue of South Africa’s disco/bubblegummer Professor Rhythm, and honouring the passing this month in 1989 of Africa’s great music master and magician...

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 24 Sep 2017

9/22/2017
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AfroBase devotes this show to a new film release called the Black Stars of Highlife being launched on Friday September 29th at Total Refreshment Centre, Foulden Rd, London from 6.30pm. The film explores the musical dialogue between West Africa and the West, specifically Ghana where Highlife music was born. It features interviews with some of the biggest names from a golden period of Ghanaian music, and in this weeks show we play the music of those top highlife artists. On the same night...

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 17 Sep 2017

9/15/2017
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Congolese, Tanzanian and Kenyan guitars and fine melodies this week featuring the ever popular Diblo Dibala’s Loketo in mutuashi style, the legendary OK Jazz lead singer Josky Kiambakuta and Ntesa Dalienst with the band Sans Frontieres, Tchico Tchikaya the golden voice of Africa, the golden guitar of the Congo Diblo Dibala, Sheila Tet and the Blue Stars of Kenya, the little know Los Cameroes from Cameroun courtesy of Analog Africa, The Grand Orchestre Malebo in a laid back funky form from...

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 03 Sep 2017

9/10/2017
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New soul rap afro track from Nubiyan Twist, the sound the traditional ilimba thumb piano playing from Tanzania of master musician Hukwe Zawose, and a new release with a contemporary take from his son Msafiri Zawose now out on Soundway, and a new Camerounian artist Colonel Faat on Agogo Records. Then taking a selection of classic Nigerian Igbo highlife and juju tracks from Ebenezer Obey, Super Negro Bantous, The Kings International, Dele Ojo, and a brand new and as yet unreleased...

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase // 10 Sep 2017

9/8/2017
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Some very funky stuff this week. Brand new release from Antibalas – one of the early afrobeat imperial antagonists, masters of that 70 s sound from Cameroun’s Jo Tongo recorded in 2017, and also Dikalo both on Africa Seven. New compilation from Ostinato Records featuring the lost music of Somalia, and from Israel and much eagerly awaited 2nd single from the Hoodna Orchestra with Ethiopian poet and vocalist Demisu Belete. Tony Allen has just released his 2nd excellent album of 2017 called...

Duration: 01:00:00


Aracataca // 04 Sep 2017

9/5/2017
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Aracataca's John Child and Tomek showcase the marimba-driven ensemble Rio Mira from the Ecuadorian / Colombian border region, Aruban son montuno from Los Juveniles, Surinamese salsa from William Souvenir, Colombian charanga jazz from Real Charanga and R&B Latin from Tony Succar ft. Judith Hill and Jean Rodríguez. Plus new salsa from Andy Montañez, Victor Manuelle, Costa Brava de Puerto Rico, Aymee Nuviola, Los Hermanos González ft. Pedro Jesús and an all-star Colombian single ft. Anddy...

Duration: 01:00:52


AfroBase // 20 Aug 2017

8/25/2017
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Notting Hill Carnival greets us in London this coming bank holiday weekend, so we’re playing a mighty selecton of soca, kutchela, kumina, steel pan, chutney, rapso, and other AfroCaribbean riddims to get in the mood. With The Mighty Shadow, Merchant, Andre Tanker, Bacao Rhythm & Steel, Zara McFarlane, Rhoma Spencer, Olatunji, Savi Sav, Kindred, Anthony Joseph, Calypso Rose, and Black Stalin. Be there!

Duration: 00:59:59


AfroBase Fela Kuti Special // 06 Aug 2017

8/21/2017
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A special Fela Kuti show on AfroBase to commemorate his life and the true sound of afrobeat. We will be playing complete tracks often each over 15mins from 1971 t0 1981. Not a selection of rare tracks but includes some of the oustanding but less travelled sides. No introductions, just pure afrobeat at its best. Check the playlist for more information.

Duration: 01:29:59


Aracataca // 07 Aug 2017

8/18/2017
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Aracataca's John Child and Tomek spin new salsa pop from Tito Nieves, Jerry Rivera and Alex Matos; new big band Latin from Orquesta LatinoCaribeña Simón Bolívar; postmodern salsa timba from Pirulo y La Tribu; new descarga from Roberto Fonseca; new hard salsa from Alberto Barros, Daniel Peña ft. Meñique and Shekere Latin Band; together with vintage and rare salsa from El Gran Combo and Vitín Avilés. Plus a track from Alfredo de la Fé's new salsa vallenato album and cuts from new Vampi Soul...

Duration: 00:59:32

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