2014-07-18 Mokoomba Interview + music from Nigeria, Ethiopia, & South Africa

Allen Nigeria Selassie Ethiopia Mandela S AfricaThe birthdays of three African greats inspire today’s theme: July 18: South African icon Nelson Mandela; July 20: Nigerian Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen; July 23: Ethiopian/Rasta leader Haile Selassie. Music from all three nations on this week’s episode. Plus an interview with Zimbabwean band Mokoomba about their new CD and their upcoming shows in Seattle and Tacoma (at Zimfest).

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Hour 1
Mulatu Astatke
“I Faram Gami I Faram” from Mulatu Steps Ahead

Suthukazi Arosi “Isidudla” from uBuntu

Somi “Lady Revisited (feat. Angelique Kidjo)” from The Lagos Music Salon

Set break

Mokoomba “Masangango” from Rising Tide

Interview with Abundance Mutori, bass player for Mokoomba

Mokoomba “Njoka” from Rising Tide

Fanaye Tesfaye “Tchewata” from The Rough Guide to the Music of Ethiopia

Pyjama Party Band “Fukuzela” from The Sound of Motella (Town & Country)

Set break — KAOS Community Billboard

Tony Allen “No Discrimination” from Afro Disco Beat

Hour 2
Madame Afrique
“Idaba” from She’s Hot!

Ethioda “Musicawi Silt” from Ethiopian Jazz Groove

Femi Kuti “Do Your Best” from Fight to Win

GiGi “Gud Fella” from Gigi

MALAIKA “Melodi” from Malaika

Noura Mint Seymali “El Madi” from Tzenni

MC Yogi “Ganesh Is Fresh (feat. Jai Uttal)” from Elephant Power

Set break — World Music Concert Calendar

Kavita Shah “Rag Desh: Teentaal Gat” from Visions

Kavita Shah “Rag Desh: Meltdown” from Visions

Chłopcy Kontra Basia “Hej Zagraj Muzyczko (Hey! Let the Music Play!)” from Oj Tak!

Aallotar “Syamestani Rakastan” from In Transit

Publish the Quest “Never Again (feat. Edith Weutonga)” from A Thousand Kinds of Gold

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