2011-03-11 African Women

Rokia TraoreFollowing up last week’s show on Miriam Makeba, we’ll use the appearance this weekend of Khaira Arby (with The Sway Machinery) and this week’s International Women’s Day as an excuse to spin a range of other African women making wonderful music. I tried to stick to mostly less well known artists, so I hope you find a few new discoveries for yourself in this show, and dig a little deeper.

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Hour 1 (artist – song – album)
Seheno  –  Ka  –  Ka
Cesaria Evora w/ Lura  –  Moda Bo  –  & …
Lungiswa  –  The Crab Song  –  Lungiswa
Martha Mdenge & Harmony Crotchets  –  Tell me how long the train’s been gone  –  Music Was Born in Africa
Les Go de Koteba  –  Samba  –  Les Go de Koteba
Fegegeta  –  Minjar  –  Fegegeta
Dorothy Masuka  –  Hamba Notsokolo  –  The Definitive Collection
Madame Afrique  –  Indaba  –  She’s Hot!
Lungiswa  –  Inner City Blues (Xhosa version)  –  Lungiswa
Les Nubians  –  Nü Soul Makossa ft. Manu Dibango  –  Nu Revolution
Eneida Marta  –  Garandessa  –  Lope Kai
Simphiwe Dana  –  Ndim Nawe  –  Kulture Noir

Hour 2
Khaira Arby   –  Sourgou  –  Timbuktu Tarab
Chiha   –  Moleschech  –  Mystic Bridges
Dobet Gnahore  –  Deka  –  Djekpa La You
Patience Dabany  –  Levekisha  –  Patience Dabany
Freshlyground  –  Moto  –  Radio Africa
Sibeba  –  Rea (The Moon)  –  Hijas Del Sol
Les Amazones de Guinee  –  Be Ni Son  –  Wamato
Saba  –  Jidka (the Line)  –  Jidka
Simphiwe Dana  –  Felas Azania  –  Kulture Noir
Sally Nyolo  –  Solidarity  –  Multiculti
Rokia Traore  –  Koronoko  –  Tchamanche
Chiwoniso  –  Kurima  –  Rebel Woman

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