May 2015 African Rhythms Archives

African Rhythms — your weekly international jukebox, Thursdays from noon to two on KFAI.

New music from Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Tunisian oud master Smadj, and Congolese/French modernists Mbongwana Star along with classic sounds from South Africa, Mauritania, Madagascar, Jamaica and Cuba.

Sauti Sol from Kenya join us live in the studio plus new music from Nneka, Novalima and Alune Wade & Harold Lopez-Nussa (a new Cuban/Senegalese collaboration), lots more old & new including a 1973 track by… the Beach Boys (you'll have to listen to find out why)!

On today's show: new reggae tracks from Nneka (Nigeria) and Flavia Coelho (Brazil), the South African Shangaan Electro sounds of Nozinja and much more.