HOME SHOWS PLAYLIST EVENTS PODCASTS BLOG MEMBERSHIP Sign In
 
« BACK TO
Tropicology

Episode 60: Africa Underground 2

12:00pm, 9-6-2020
<< Tropicology

Today’s episode is a new installment of the “Africa Underground” theme, a chance to play some of the sounds that don’t get distributed or widely heard here in the United States. There will be a mix of old and new sounds on the show today, but plenty of material from recent releases by contemporary artists. The show kicks off with some of those deep rootsy sounds from West African countries like Mali and Guinea, songs that show the evolution of musical ideas passed down through generations of griot artists. We will go deeper as we progress through the first hour, ending up with some of those gritty desert blues sounds associated with the Tuareg and neighboring communities along the southern fringes of the Sahara desert. The second hour today picks up in the deep end of the pool with some moody African rock sounds of the 1970s, eventually bringing in elements of Afrobeat and Highlife from Nigeria and Ghana. Deep sounds all the way through today.

0:00
0:00
  • 12:02pm N'Balia by Keita Fodeba on single (Vogue)
  • 12:06pm Kala by Kante Manfila on Echos d'Afrique Noire Vol 2 (Vogue)
  • 12:10pm Muhogo Wa Jangombe by Makadem on single (Dagoretti Records)
  • 12:14pm Lalla by Tinariwen on Amadjar (Wedge)
  • 12:15pm Massane Cisse by Quintette Guineenne on Musiques Sans Paroles (Syliphone Conakry)
  • 12:17pm Dobagna by Moh! Kouyate on Fe Toki (Foli Son Productions)
  • 12:22pm Dankele by Bamba Wassoulou Groove on Dankele (Lusafrica)
  • 12:27pm Konokassile by Bamba Wassoulou Groove on Dankele (Lusafrica)
  • 12:32pm Hayame by Samba Toure on Wande (Glitterbeat Records)
  • 12:36pm Soko Yhinka by Ali Farka Toure on Savane (World Circuit Records)
  • 12:40pm Leil by Aziza Brahim on Sahari (Glitterbeat)
  • 12:43pm Awnatin by Tamikrest on Tamotait (Glitterbeat)
  • 12:47pm Amzagh by Tamikrest on Tamotait (Glitterbeat)
  • 12:52pm Keleya (Moussa Doumbia) by Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band on Sira Ba Kele (Sublime Frequencies)
  • 1:00pm Kyrie Paien by M'Bamina on African Roll (Barclay)
  • 1:03pm Malonga by M'Bamina on African Roll (Barclay)
  • 1:09pm The World Might Fall Over by Monomono on Give the Beggar a Chance (Soundway)
  • 1:14pm Kothbiro by Black Savage on Black Savage (Afro7)
  • 1:19pm Aboagyewaa by K. Frimpong & Vis-A-Vis on K. Frimpong Backed by Vis-A-Vis (Hot Casa Records)
  • 1:30pm Iba Niawoulo by Professor Wouassa on Yobale Ma! (Matasuna Records)
  • 1:37pm Ye Ye De Smell by Fela Kuti with Ginger Baker on Fela Kuti with Ginger Baker Live (Barclay)
  • 1:41pm Layipo by Monomono on Give the Beggar a Chance (Soundway)
  • 1:47pm Ohene a Oda Apakan Mu by K. Frimpong & Vis-A-Vis on K. Frimpong Backed by Vis-A-Vis (Hot Casa Records)
  • 1:52pm Anomakoro by Dytomite Starlite Band of Ghana on Dytomite Starlite Band of Ghana (BBE)
Comments
You must be signed in to post comments.