Tag Archives: African Music

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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2020-06-12 Top 10 World Music Albums, June

Oumou Sangare – Acoustic

Hear a song from each of the best new global releases, plus other worldly sounds — new and old — in hour 2.

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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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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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2018-10-19 Mamadou Diabate live + Top 10 World Music CDs

Mamadou Diabate at KAOSHear a track from each of the Top 10 new world music release. Plus, Balafon master Mamadou Diabate from Burkina Faso  performs live in the KAOS performance studio.

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