Thursday, January 26, 2012

 “Daddy says the world is
a drum tight and hard
and I told him
i’m gonna beat
out my own rhythm”
― Nikki Giovanni

Monday, January 23, 2012

Emmanuel Nado Playlist for Jan,19,2012


Thievery Corporation/The Lagos Communique/African Groove/U.S.A.
Hugh Masekela/The Boy’s Doing It/Live at the Market Theater/South Africa
Celestine Ukwu/Ife Si Na Chi/The Roughguide to Nigeria/Nigeria
Super Rail Band/Mansa/Indigo Africa/Mali

Bembeya Jazz/O.E.R.S./Live 10ans de success/Guinee


Judith Siphuma//Le Tshephile/Women of Africa/ South Africa
Mastaki Bafa &Global/Emigani/Wawa/D.R.Congo
Leonard Chiyangwa/Wazunza Musha/Jit The Movie/Zimbabwe
Abdoulaye Diabate/Haklima/Haklima/Mali
Andre Marie Tala/Gueffasse/Source des Montagnes/Cameroon
Djeli Moussa Diawara/Fatim/Sobindo/Guinee
Ismael Lo/Xalas/Dabah/Senegal

Suzzana Owiyo/Wakati Ni Sasa/Spotlight on Kenya/
Mandbvu/Pano Pamusha/Jit The Movie/Zimbabwe

CJMassive/Songa Mbele/Africa’s Most Wanted/Kenya

Various Artists/Ambiance/Coupe Decale/   Cote d’Ivoire
Wagadugu/Easy Dancing/Timeless Classics/Sierra Leone
Dindo Yogo/Africa/   D.R.Congo

Monday, January 09, 2012

 Africamix! Join host Emmanuel Nado & Edwin Okongo as they showcase the best of African music, including the latest dance floor blockbusters from  clubs around the continent and the  African diaspora. From Afrobeat to Zouk The show includes interviews with local artists and touring African entertainers and live performances.

Africa Mix is a weekly  program of music from Africa and the African diaspora on KALW 91.7 FM.San Francisco. Emmanuel Nado and Edwin Okongo alternate each week to offer listeners something different in the way of international music, cultural information, and musicians interviews. Nado and Okongo offer two complementary perspectives to listeners.  “We play what  we believe our listeners will enjoy." Weeks after weeks Africamix gets calls from listeners who stumbled across the show to say how the music has enhanced their night. Some  say they dance around their kitchens, or that it makes their studying more interesting. Africamix also has a solid following from the city’s multicultural communities, many of whom say the music reminds them of home. We present Africa Mix for the pure joy and cool meditation of it all, to invite listeners to open their ears to different kind of rhythms.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Emmanuel Nado's Playlist

"One thing about music, when it hits you feel alright" (Bob Marley)
Africamix Playlist for January 5,2012

Intro-theme song: Aurelio Martinez/O Africa!

Youssou Ndour/Bamba/Dakar to Kingston/Senegal
Aurelio Martinez/Laru Beya/Laru Beya/Belize
Cheick Lo/Jamm/Jamm/Senegal
Sia Tolno/Odu Wadja/My Life/Sierra Leone

Vijana Jazz Band/Magdalena/The Kokakoka sex battalion/Tanzania
Os Bongo/Pachanga Maria/Angola soundtrack/Angola
Vusi Mahlasela/Say Africa/Say Africa/SouthAfrica
Boubacar Traore/Mali Dehnou/Mali Dehnou/Mali
Dawda Jobarteh/Northern Light Gambia Night/Gambia

Live performance by Kenya's Obokano players Kamatana group & Stephen Kent

Samba Mapangala/Maisha Ni Matamu/Maisha Ni Matamu/Kenya
Femi Kuti/Politic in Africa/Africa for Africa/Nigeria
Sergent Garcia/Yo Soy Salsamuffin/Una Y Otra Vez/Colombia-France
9ice/Alapangi Anthem/African Beat/Nigeria
Cesaria Evora/Rozihna/Nha Sentimento/Cape Verde
End theme song: Bob Marley/ One Love/Jamaica

Friday, January 06, 2012

Kenyan Duo, Kamatana, on their First US Tour

L-R - Dominic Ogari, Stephen Kent, Edwin Okong'o, Emmanuel Nado and Samwel Osieko on KALW's Africa Mix. Ogari and Osieko, who perform as "Kamatana," are on their first U.S. tour. The instrument they play is called "obokano" an eight-string lyle native to the Gusii people of southwestern Kenya. 

Read more about Kamatana here