Daily Discovery: Dream mandé – bamanan djourou Rokia Traoré

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Podcast: Out Of Africa #17

In this show, we travel through the sounds of fado, desert blues, afro-Cuban jazz, afro-Cuban, afrobeat, Arabic reggae, and reggae! We kick off the show with the melancholic voice of Mariza, from Portugal, in “Quem me Dera”, a song was written for her by the Angolan singer-songwriter Matias Damásio. We…

Artists: A-Wa , Alborosie , Ballaké Cissoko , Brand New Wayo , Charles Aznavour , Daymé Arocena , Fatoumata Diawara , Jacques Brel , Marcia Griffiths , Mariza , Matias Damásio , Monomono , Nahawa Doumbia , Neissatou , Nikkle Mai , Peter King , Rokia Traoré , Segun Robert , Sona Jobarteh , Yaaba Funk

Podcast: Rendez-Vous à Bobo – A Rendez-Vous with the Djeli N’goni (July 2020)

Rendez-vous with Lucas Keen for an appointment to meet the little boat shaped lute played across the West African Sahel since the time of Mansa Musa.   Hear the story of the djeli n’goni, get the job description for a griot, and learn where this iconic instrument which is the…

Artists: Baaba Maal , Bassekou Kouyate , Djenba Seck , Lucas Keen , Mansour Seck , Rokia Traoré

Event Review: Africa Express – The Circus @ The Big Top (London; Friday 29th March 2019)

 If you have attended any of the previous Africa Express shows, you know they never disappoint your thirst for music. For hours and hours, they stun you with a deluge of quality acts and unexpected collaborations, not only featuring the exceptional artistry of the musicians involved but also their welcoming…

Artists: Batida , Blur , Damon Albarn , Django Django , Dobet Gnahore , Ellie Rowsell , Georgia , Joan As Policewoman , Krar Collective , London Community Gospel Choir , Mounir Troudi , ONIPA , Rokia Traoré , The Turbans , Tony Allen


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