November 2015 African Rhythms Archives

Music from Kelela (US/Ethiopia), Ruby Amanfu (Ghana/Nashville), Dexter Story (LA via Addis Ababa) and more on today's show.

Todays program spent a lot of its time listening in to the Eastern Islands of Zanzibar and Madagascar. Latin influenced West African dance music from the 1950's shows how easily music travels between here and there and ends up somewhere new and wonderful.  In between these, a tasty set of Soukous from Zaire helped filled much of the program. 

Music from Holy Forest (featuring veterans of Antibalas), Protoje and Chronixx, Sara Tavares (appearing tonight at the Dakota), and many other worthies are featured on today's show.