Sounds of Africa

This show (Beef Jerky Time 8*5*09) would not have been possible without Putumayo, the label that puts together "world" songs into cute compilations like Celtic Crossroads and Arabic Groove. For this one I relied heavily on African Playground, which is a kid's CD. Also I found some great stuff in the stacks at the studio, and brought a few of my own favorites (MC Solaar! Juluka!). Africa is kind of a big place to sample in an hour--I'm putting countries in parentheses for a little more structure.

Hoya Hoye: Seleshe Damassae (Ethiopia)
Scatterlings of Africa: Savuka (S. Africa)
Hello Hello: Mose Fan Fan (S. Africa)
Rain Rain: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (S. Africa)
Warm Heart of Africa: The Very Best (born Malawi), f. Ezra Koenig
Ogunja: King Sunny Ade (Nigeria)
La Paix: Amadou & Mariam (Mali)
Lasidan: Ali Farka Touré (Mali), w. Ry Cooder
Hijo de Africa: MC Solaar (born Senegal)
Mbube: The Mahotella Queens (S. Africa)
Jembaseng: Dembo Konte & Ma Lmini Jobate (recorded in the field in Senegal & Gambia)
Fever: Juluka (S. Africa)
Menomuno: Sanite (Uganda)
Mbiriri: Shona People (of Zimbabwe)
Sedjedo: Angelique Kudjo (Benin)

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