June 2016 African Rhythms Archives

Fidel from Tiyumba Drum and Dance Company is our guest today. Also: new music from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, the Kondi Band, Lakuta and Erykah Badu with Robert Glasper and Miles Davis.

New music from Debo Band and Quantic with Flowering Inferno, vintage favorites from Fela and Salif Keita plus the hottest music from Africa: Offside Trick, Yemi Alade, Bebi Philip, Davido and much more on today's African Rhythms.

The Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra with Tony Allen, Osunlade, The Light of Saba, Tamikrest, Mamani Keita and more on today's show.

Mid 1950's sounds from Congo and West Africa. Hear a small portion of the post WW2 Latinization of West African music and the influx of guitars. As big of a musical moment as the introduction of brass instruments into New Orleans after the Spanish – American war. Second hour was spent mostly in the small mountain village of Jajouka, in Northern Morocco. A location and family with a 4,000+ year old musical heritage handed off to them by Pan.