Artist: Lobi Traoré
CD: Bwati Kono: Raw Electric Blues from Bamako
Djékoria Fanta "La Détonatrice"
"O Casamento (Foi Cancelado)"
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loka
= = = = = about 9:20
Introducing Etran Finatawa
Niger (Touareg & Wodaabe)
Egypt Noir: Nubian Soul Treasures
= = = Set 2: about 9:20
My guest in the studio tonight is Benjamin Lebrave, founder of Akwaaba Music. Recently back from scouting music in Ghana and Togo, Benjamin is also a DJ and will be spinning at The Elbo Room tonight and Little Baobab (3388 19th St, San Francisco) on Friday night.
About Akwaaba Music:
"Ohye Ater Gya"
"Akwaaba is a platform for African pop culture. We feature info and music by locally established yet globally isolated artists, regardless of musical style or genre. At our core is an eclectic catalog of African music, ranging from acoustic and traditional sounds to club bangers.The scope of music in Africa is staggering. Our catalog reflects and spreads this wealth, in a simple, straight-forward way. Akwaaba offers a fair and simple deal: we share our net revenue 50-50 with licensees, and sign directly with the artist whenever possible. We do all the work to spread the music worldwide. We distribute, license, manage and represent the artists. The internet allows us to directly share the music and the journey with increasingly curious and socially-aware fans. Our trips to Africa are meticulously documented on the site: how we found the music, the story behind an artist or a music scene, tidbits about local culture and trends. Videos, sound bites, photos and words to share this first-hand experience with you, enjoy!"
Benjamin selects from the Akwaaba catalog, including fresh tunes just gathered from his trip.
Ebo Taylor (1975)
Jali Bakary Konteh
… and many more eclectic tunes Benjamin gathered from Ghana and Togo. Please listen to everything at KALW's Local Music Player until 30 July.
= = = Set 3: about 10:40 pm
[unreleased, from producer Steven Graf Töteberg]
Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra
Boulevard de l'Independence
Horoya Band de Kankan
African Pearls: Guinée 70: The Discotheque Years
= = = Set 4: about 11:00 pm
"Ngurumo Ya Sabasaba"
Old is Gold: 1960s Wanganangu Remix
"Batucada de Gandhi"
Da Rua dos Ossos
"Ana Dene Den Allah"
Arabian Music from Morocco
Putumayo presents South Africa
= = = Set 5: about 11:21 pm
"Criolo ca tem Patron"
Orchestra Marrabenta Star de Moçambique & Wazimbo
= = = Set 6: about 11:39 pm
"Makan Djan Woule"
Made in Dakar
= = = Set 8: about 11:52pm
"No Woman No Cry"
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Putumayo presents Tribute to a Reggae Legend