2020-02-14 Love, Factually

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Love is complicated. So we observe Valentine’s Day with songs of love, heartache, hope, dating, breakups, fleeing from graveyards, and other complications. Wherever you are, we’ve got you covered, musically speaking.

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Hour 1
Toko Telo – Toy Raha Toy – Toy Raha Toy
King Pepe & His Calypso Combo – Love Is Strange – Tropical Invasion
Trabajo – Galeman to the Love God – Galeman to the Love God
Soul Bang’s – Singué Love – Yelenna
Nathalie Cora – Pour Mon Amour – Petite Terre
Amadou & Mariam – Mon Amour, Ma Chérie – Sou ni tilé
Blick Bassy – One Love – Akö
Cheb Nasro – El-Hob Saib (Love Is Hard) – Departures
Lokua Kanza – Mbiffe – Toyebi Te
Derek Gripper – Tubaka (Love) – One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali
Freshlyground – Moto – Radio Africa
Andy Narell and Relator – Love in the Cemetary – University of Calypso
The Bombay Royale – I Love You Love You – Run Kitty Run
Rachid Taha – Ah Mon Amour – Diwan 2

Hour 2
Sia Tolno – Kongossa – My Life
Angelique Kidjo – Baby I Love You Feat Dianne Reeves – Oyo
Achanak – Iskh Mitta (Love Is Sweet) – The Rough Guide to Bhangra
Louis Mhlanga – Distant Lover – World Traveller
Tigerstyle – Tired of Love (feat. Raghav) – Mystics Martyrs & Maharajas
DJ Krush feat. Zap Mama – Danger of Love – Women’s World Voices 4
dunkelbunt – L’amour fidèle (feat. Kadero Rai) – Vienna Tapes (ExodusComplex)
Rim Banna – Supply Me With an Excess of Love – Revelation of Ecstasy and Rebellion
Sipho Gumede – I Love You Too – The Best of, Pt. 1
Rhythms del Mundo – Is This Love (feat. Rokia Traore) – Africa
Ozomatli – Only Love – Place In the Sun
SKIP&DIE – Love Jihad – Riots In the Jungle

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