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Music of African Islands (#1187)

M’Toro Chamou

August 27 is the birthday of Cesaria Evora, and we celebrate with music from her and other artists from Cabo Verde, along with songs from other African islands, including Madagascar, the Comoros, Réunion, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mauritius, Zanzibar, and more.

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2020-06-26 Ethiopian Funk, Jazz, & Groove

Samuel Yirga

Ethiopia seems to be one of those countries with an outsized influence on the music of the world. From jazz to funk to reggae to other sounds, you’ll hear it from Ethiopian artists and foreign artists adopting Ethiopian elements.

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2020-05-15 Top 10 World Music Albums

It’s week 9 of the stay-at-home situation here in Washington State, but there’s still enough global music flowing to compile a great Top 10 list. Hear a song from each of the top albums, plus other global music new and old.

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2020-02-21 – Top 10 Global Albums, February

Aly Keïta, Jan Galega Brönnimann, lucas Niggli - Kalan Teban

Really great and diverse sounds in this week’s Top 10 countdown, with music from Vietnam, Portugal, Ethiopia, South Korea, Mali, Austria, the USA, and more. Plus a mix of old and new global tunes in hour 2.

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2019-09-20 African Legends

Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela
Stamford , Connecticut : Singer Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela South African trumpet player and arranger pictured after their marriage on April 19th, 1964

Sept. 22 is the birthday on not one, but two African music legends: King Sunny Ade and Oliver Mtukudzi. A great time to celebrate legendary African music figures, focusing particularly on those who have passed from this world.

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2019-07-05 African Guitars

Rokia Traore

Some of the world’s amazing guitarists and guitar styles have emerged from Africa. Today we hear from Zimbabwe’s lyrical Louis Mhlanga, the electric Tuareg music of Mdou Moctar, and lots of sounds in between.

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2018-07-20 The Sound of French Football: Music from French Africa

France's African World Cup

This week we celebrate the French World Cup victory,  particularly  highlighting the music of the countries from which the immigrant players came or to which they have family ties: Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, Algeria, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo, Mali, Angola, and Morocco. Plus a few other gems in the last segment of the show.

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2017-09-22 African Guitars

Fatoumata Diawara - FatouToday is the birthday of King Sunny Ade and Oliver Mtukudzi. Both are known for talents beyond their guitar playing, but we’ll use the occasion for a roundup of guitarists from around Africa, from Tinariwen and other desert rockers in the north to Malian guitarist Fatoumata Diawara to South Africa’s Philip Tabane.

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