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PLAY LIST #9 : Mwalimu Express @sohoradio

May 9 2021 Gambia

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-presented-by-rita-ray-and-max-reinhardt-09052021/

 

Feat. presenters Rita Ray & Max Reinhardt and zoom guest Ebou Touray

from African Night Fever Brighton www.africannightfever.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj8T5UM5XP8

 

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YYOLELE 4.57

Ifang Bondi

Saraba

Disc Griot 1978

 

Ifang Bondi, meaning “be yourself” in Mandinka language, grew out of the former Gambian band called the Super Eagles. Founded in the 60’s the Super Eagles was the undisputed top group in the Gambia and Senegal. In 1968 they toured Ghana, making an enormous impact with their very African sound in a country which was shortly to produce Osibisa.

 

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DON’T DO THAT TO ME 3.03

Super Eagles

Viva Super eagles

Decca 1969

 

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MANDA LY 3.02

Super Eagles

Viva Super eagles

Decca 1969 (single released in 1968)

The Super Eagles’ use of amplifiers, effects and electric keyboards to interpret African music laid the foundation for mbalax, which was popularised a decade later by Youssou N’Dour. In 1968, while touring all over the larger neighbouring country, the band earned acclaim as the top group in Senegal.

The same year they spread their pan-African influence even wider when they toured and recorded in Ghana. An eyewitness Papa Mensah , recalls the impression they made in Accra:

'The Tip-Toe Gardens, the venue for the group’s appearance was fully packed for a special big, live music performance with seven of the best big bands in the country, including the African Brothers and Uhuru Dance Band. It was the equivalent of America’s Night at the Apollo, with the Gambian band’s performance being the finale of the whole show. And when they finally stepped up to hit a note, their presentation of their latest, brand-new, all red Marshall amplifiers and other top range equipment, together with their stage costumes, one could sense the band meant real business.

'By the end of the second song, the fully packed dance floor was at a standstill. Awe struck audience, dancers and groovers had all been captivated by this band. Super Eagles were truly super. A bunch of highly talented Gambian musicians tight as a live unit that played a repertoire of all styles with unquestionable precision. I count myself one of the lucky ones at the time to have encountered the Super Eagles band from Gambia; a great African band that made a huge impact on countless swinging Ghanaian ravers and musicians alike.'

In Ghana they recorded several singles including this mega hit Mandal Ly which became a hit again in the 21st century at the hands of Africando.

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BITILLO

Tata Dindin Jobarteh

Tata Dindin Jobarteh of The Gambia & his Salam band (with guest riti player Juldeh Camara) singing his "Kairo" contribution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdE1XMISYZA

 

Tata Din Din Jobarteh - The 21-stringed kora has been transformed into a modern vehicle of expression by Gambia-born Tata Dindin (born Ebraima Jobarteh). The oldest son of influential kora player Malamini Jobarteh, and the brother of modern kora player Pa Bobo, Dindin has continued to build on his family's legacy. While much of his repertoire consists of traditional tunes, Dindin has brought a fresh vision to his music. Inspired by the modern Yenyengo approach to the kora, he performs with an amplified kora that he built himself in an eight-piece, electric band, Salam. His stage show, which features him playing the kora with his teeth and behind his back, has led to him being dubbed "the Jimi Hendrix of the kora."

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JARABI 5.36

Sona Jobarteh

Fasiya

African Guild (2011)

 

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CHOSSAN

Musa Mboob & Xam Xam

Gambia Sessions

Arc Records (2019)

 

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TAMALA

Sura Susso

Tili Saba

Sura Susso (March 2021)

 

KANA TAA

Jalimadi

Daali

Sanga Sanga Records (2019)

 

MY PEOPLE

St Brikama Boyo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzZ3Bl_yN2Y

 

KAIRABA

O Boy and Gambian Child

Kairaba

Jula Kunda Music (2019)

 

BAYEKE (Prace Remix)

Afriquoi

Time is A Gift Which We Share All The Time

Afriquoi.bandcamp.com (2020)

 

Saidi Kanda Mvula Mandondo

Tanzanian musical maestro performing live at The Brighton Dome recorded

Dj T.A.S.K. with African Night Fever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUBZKJyKJdM

 

Get Am Nice

Sophia ( Dancehall Diva)

Sophia Dancehall Diva - Get Am Nice (Official Music Video):

Sophia Live In Gambia Virip Varap Concert 12 0ct Gambian Music (21 Jan 2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY-vf690hrc

 

KASSAC ( SALAYKUM) 4.55

Musa Ngum Mundow

….(1953-2011) singer and songwriter who was very popular in Senegal and Gambia. He was one of the pioneers of mbalax music, and "helped to define the mbalax style of popular music in the Senegambia" and "had a strong influence on Youssou N'Dour and other mbalax pioneers". He was "something of a cult icon back in the Senegambia region, and a pioneer of the mbalax fusion style"] The mbalax, which originated from the Serer religious and ultra–conservative njuup music tradition sang during Ndut rites by circumcised boys (also referred to as “Kassak” songs) was the foundation of Ngum's music career. He mastered many of the njuup classics and built a name for himself whilst at the same time developing his voice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5MneXVvedM

JALIYA FM 5.26

Sefo Kanuteh

Adouna

Actual Music (14 May 2021)

 

PLAY LIST #8: Mwalimu Express @sohoradio

April 11 2021 Congolese

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-radio-show-ep8-11042021/

 

Feat. presenters Rita Ray & Max Reinhardt

Feat. Zoom guest Mulele Matondo (from Kongo Dia Ntotila)

 

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HeadBug

Ray Lema

HeadBug

One Drop 2016

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OOhla A War Dance For Peace

Kasai Allstars

Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound

Crammed Discs (7 May 2021)

The inspiration for this song comes from a village in the Sankuru province (Democratic Republic of the Congo). When there's a problem among the villagers, they look for a peaceful solution by performing a specific war dance, bearing weapons in their hands. It's a dance which used to signal the end of hostilities, and serve nowadays to solve conflicts

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Narciso Ku Matadi

San Salvador

Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World’s Music

Dust to Digital (Dec 2020)

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Matata Masila Na Congo

African Jazz (Kalle/Joseph Kabasele/Le Grand Maitre))

Surboum African Jazz 7” single (1961)

 

Song recorded by African Jazz in 1961 in Brussels, Belgium. Matata Masila Na Congo pleaded for an end to trouble in the Congo: ‘All of us who live in the Congo Place our confidence in you Oh you, all of Congo's parliamentarians Save our country! Get along and live in harmony Put an end to your fratricidal wars’

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Le Jour D'Après / Siku Ya Baabaye (Indépendance Cha-Cha)

Baloji

Kinshasa Succursale

Crammed Discs (2017)

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BONKOKO

Kinshasa Singles

Mulele Matondo Afrika

Mulelematondoafrika.bandcamp.com (2015)

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MATHROBEAT

Kongo Dia Ntotila

Half a live set

Kongodiantotila.bandcamp.com (Dec 2020)

 

Mulele Matondo - bass, vocals

Mbouta Kissangwa - drums, vocals

John Kelly - lead guitar, backing vocals

Will Scott - saxophone, backing vocals

Mike Soper - trumpet, backing vocals

Diala Sakuba - second guitar

All tracks performed at The Jago, Dalston, London, August 10th 2019

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VATA

Devils of Moko

One

Devilsofmoko.bandcamp.com (2020)

 

Live some shows coming up , Yay live music !! including Ronnie Scotts 1st June

Dominic J Marshall on piano and synth (Dominic J Marshall Trio, The Cinematic Orchestra), Mulele Matondo on bass (Kongo Dia Ntotila) and Sam Gardner on drums (Septabeat, Samadhi Quintet). Their music is a collective melting pot that captures all of their individual styles. “If music is water, we are like fish,” says bassist Mulele, who regards no unchartered territory as 'off limits'.

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KIMIYA YA MAI

Mulele Matondo

(unreleased recording of Mulele’s new project on which he plays all the instruments)

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FIRE

ElectroniKongo

Single-Electroni-kongo.bandcamp.com (2019)

New collab Mulele and Ben Eyes duo. 'stratospheric Kongolese techno'. First single 'Fire' to be re-released as soon as their music video is ready.

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DEPART

Celine Banza ft Yousoupha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FjN03VqfhY

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CELICIA

Tabuley Rochereau and Afrisa

Zaire 74 The African Artists

Wrasse Records (2017)

 

One of the many artists featured at the concerts for the Rumble in The Jungle - arguably the greatest sporting event ever took place in Kinshasa Oct 30 1974 between the undefeated world heavy weight champion George Foreman and challenger and former heavyweight champion Mohamed Ali. An estimated 1 billion people tuned in.

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TU M’AS DECU CHOUCHOU

Dr. Nico & L'Orchestre African Fiesta Sukisa

L’Afrique Danse #10

African Records (1970)

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IRANGUI

Bwiti Music

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NDAYA

M’Pongo Love

L’An 1

TOULMONDE /ASL (1976)

 (or Sans Pardon Vol 2 PAV (2011) )

 

‘I sing about women's problems, I try to give them courage...and I will stop singing when the relations between men and women in Africa become problem free. But what African man doesn't have a mistress? In addition to a hard life, women have a lot to endure. I have a feminist duty to see they fight, that they defend themselves, that they hold their heads high, that they take independent women as examples...We must know how to say what we are, we African women, without fearing all the modernism we need to assimilate.’

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PLAY LIST #7: Mwalimu Express @sohoradio

Mar 14 2021 Mothers Day African Magic

zoom guest NAMVULA

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-presented-by-rita-ray-and-max-reinhardt-14032021/

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SAMPA THE GREAT

OMG

Ninjatune single 2019

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WITCH SONG

Various Artists

Witch Camp (Ghana)- “I’ve forgotten now who I used to be”

Six Degrees (12 March 2021)

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NKALA

Les Maman Du Congo + Rrobin

Jarring Effects Label

2020

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MAWEO

Namvula

Shiwezwa

Namvula.com 2014

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Zvinonhamo

Stella Chiweshe vs Shrine Synchro System

Private Recording

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EI YOW (PHATA PHATA)

Dorothy Masuka

Hamba Notsokolo And Other Original Hits from the 50’s

Gallo Records 2013

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Abadrarass

Eghass Malan

Les Filles de Illighadad

Sahel Sounds 2017

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NOUAR

Cheikha Rimitti

Nouar

Sonodisc 2000/Because Music 2006

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ARBINA

Noura Mint Seymali

Arbina

Glitterbeat 2016

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QUIMBARA

Angelique Kidjo

Celia

Decca Records France 2019

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Ballad of the Spirits

Tsegué-Maryam Guébrou

Ethiopiques Vol. 21: Ethiopia Song/Piano Solo

Buda

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NSALAMO

Namvula

Shiwezwa

Namvula.com 2014

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MOTO

Namvula

Quiet Revolutions

NMR records 2017

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NALILE

Namvula

Quiet Revolutions

NMR records 2017

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ZUBA

Namvula

Quiet Revolutions

NMR records 2017

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PAKA PAKA

Esther Chungu ft James Sakala

Mubanga

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ANSEO

Denise Chaila ft Jafaris

Go Bravely

Narolane Records 2021

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REW BE ME

Star Feminine Band

Star Feminine Band

Born Bad Records 2020

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PLAY LIST #6: Mwalimu Express Radio Show

Feb 14 2021 Valentine’s Day Lurve In

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-valentines-day-love-in-14022021/

 

Special Guest: Spoek Mathambo

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I Found U

Spoek Mathambo

Mzansi Beat Code

Prospect 2017

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Akulaleki

Samthing Soweto ft. Sha Sha, DJ Maphorisa Kabza De Small

samthingsoweto.bandcamp.com/

facebook.com/SamthingSoweto/

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Crystallise

Coldcut, Keleketla! feat. Yugen Blakrok, Tamar Collocutor

Keleketla!

Ahead of Our Time 2020

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Mzawandile

Shabaka Hutchings & The Ancestors

Wisdom of the Elders

Brownswood Recordings

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BLACK PRESIDENT

Brenda Fassie

Black President

CCCP Records 1990

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GRAZING IN THE GRASS

Hugh Masekela

Uni sing;e 1968

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TAPERA

Hugh Masekela ft Oliver Mtukudzi

No Borders

Universal Music 2016

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TRAIN SONG

Miriam Makeba + Harry Belafonte

An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba

RCA Victor 1965

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DINNER BY CANDLELIGHT

Spoek Mathembo

Hikkamori Blues

Teka Records 2021

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SOMETIMES I SING THE BLUES

Spoek Mathembo

Hikkamori Blues

Teka Records 2021

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Ngibambeni, ngibambeni! (Hold Me, Hold Me!)

Princess Constance Magogo KaDinuzulu recorded by Hugh Tracey

The Zulu songs of Princess Constance Magogo KaDinuzulu

℗ ILAM 2011

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Ndize Bonono Na?

The Ministers

Ndize Bonono Na?

Gallo 1976

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Walk With Me (ft Batuk & Raiko) 5.53

Spoek Mathambo

Tales From The Lost Cities

Teka Records 2020

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JABBA

HHP

YBA 2 NW

Universal Music 2005

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LOVE COLOUR SPIN

Mobi Dixon feat. Msaki (Dj Tea Bossanova Mix)

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SIBONGILE Tribute The Mother 6.23

Sibusile Xaba

1 Open Letter To Adoniah 2UnLearning

Mushroom Hour

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PLAY LIST #5: Mwalimu Express @sohoradio

Jan 17 2021

Feat. presenters Rita Ray (from Accra Ghana) & Max Reinhardt (from home studio in Oxford)

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-presented-by-rita-ray-and-max-reinhardt/

 

Molekane (Close your eyes, listen with your heart, feed your soul)

Samthing Soweto

samthingsoweto.bandcamp.com/

facebook.com/SamthingSoweto/

 

Monkey Boy

Ibaaku

Alien Cartoon

Akwaaba Music

 

Woods Of Solitude

Pierre Kwenders

Makanda At The End Of Space The Beginning Of Time

The Orchard Music (on behalf of Bonsound) 2017

Oladipo (feat. Tony Oladipo Allen)

Franck Biyong

Radio Masoda

Akhetaten Records (? 2021)

 

Daroor (The Rain Didn't Come)

4 Mars

Super Somali Sounds from the Gulf of Tadjoura

Ostinato (getting released 19 Feb 2021)

 

Kabasele Kingdom

Franck Biyong

Radio Masoda

Akhetaten Records (? 2021)

 

Abaqafi (South Africa)

Caluza's Double Quartet

Excavated Shellac- An Alternate History of the World's Music

Dust to Digital (Dec 2020)

 

Akulaleki

Samthing Soweto ft. Sha Sha, DJ Maphorisa Kabza De Small

samthingsoweto.bandcamp.com/

facebook.com/SamthingSoweto/

 

Melegim (my Angel)

Soolking ft Dadju

Écoutez "Meleğim" maintenant : soolking.lnk.to/Melegim

Nouvel extrait du 2ème album de Soolking

 

 

Modonen ‘Egaf (Barren Cities)

Natik Awayez

Manbarani

Sublime Frequencies (DL Nov 2020; Vinyl March 2021)

 

Nkala

Les Mamans Du Congo

Boum

Jarring Effects (2020)

 

Tikanga

Fulu Miziki Kinshasa

Music Warriors

Nyege Nyege Tapes

 

 

Tizeta (feat. Seleshe Damessae)

Omar Sosa

An East African Journey

Ota records (March 2021)

 

FORTUNE

BAI KAMARA JR AND THE VOODOO SNIFFERS

Salone

Moosicus/MIG Music

 

Black Lives Matter (feat Dele Sossimi)

Eparapo

Wah wah 45

 

Mmayewa

Juls x Twitch 4 Eva & Quamina MP

soundcloud.com/julsofficialmusic

 

Niamakh Niamakhi

Bass thioung

bit.ly/bassthioung

 

MwalimuExpressRadioShow EP#4: Ghana

PLAYLIST Sun 20 Dec 1400-1600

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-20122020/

 

feat. @StevoAtambire kologo king from #Alostmen

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AKWAABA

OY

No Problem Cafe

Crammed Discs( 2014)

 

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Desert

Nii Noi Nortey, David Panton, Mark Sanders

Sketches of Africa

Panton Music (2016)

Recorded live at Cafe Oto

 

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Onukpa Swapo (feat Shingai Shoniwa, Claude Deppa, Weird MC, Rita Ray, Max Reinhardt etc)

Shrine Synchro System Live in Berlin Aug 04

Private Recording

 

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The High Life 3.02

Guy Warren of Ghana with Red Garland

Funny Old Shit (Trunk Records sampler vol 1) (2014)

Original: Africa Speaks ... America Answers

Guy Warren With Gene Esposito and his band as well as drummer Red Saunders

Decca (1956)

 

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We are Alostmen because we were lost in the street, the forgotten people,” explains Stevo Atimbire. “People at home see music as a teaching so I always try give my community hope to achieve.”

 

Tracks from

Kologo album

Alosttmen

Strut Records (29 Jan 2021):

Teach me

Baba

Kologo (feat wanlov the Kubalor)

Killer Fear Die (feat M3nsa)

Minus Me (feat Ambolley)

 

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Simigwa-Do

Blay Ambolley

Ketan

Agogo Records (2017)

 

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Always be careful( with your friends) - Semandacora

Stevo

prod by T-Eye

(unreleased)

 

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Killi Mi

Cina Soul

Killi Mi

Daddy Kool Records (2019)

 

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Original Ragga

Ex Centric Sound System

West Nile Funk

NMC 2004

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Mwalimu Express Radio Show EP#3: Cameroon:

PLAY LIST Nov 22 2020 - Cameroon

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-3-cameroon-22112020

 

Guest: Blick Bassy

 

ANTIQUE ELECTRONICS

Franck Biyong

Afro Galactic Spaceway

Afrolectric Music Ltd 2019

 

AFRICAN SANZA

Francis Bebey

Psychedelic Sanza 1982 - 1984

Born Bad Records

 

LIKE

Blick Bassy

Hongo Calling

World Connection(2011)

 

NGUI YI

Blick Bassy

1958

No Format!

 

EKEDI

Manu Dibango

Manu Dibango

ARJ

 

NEW BELL

Manu Dibango

Manu Dibango

ARJ

 

MATUMBA MATUMBA (Munyengue Mwa Ngando )

Eboa Lotin

Pur Gold - Best of Eboa Lotin Vol 2

Touré Jim's Records

 

WONI

BlickBassy

1958

No Format!

 

NA TELEYE OWA NGEA

Henri Dikongué

C’est La Vie

Buda Records 1997

 

ZA AYI MEYI

Les Têtes Brulées

Les Têtes Brulées

Sterns Africa 1990

 

WAP DO WAP

Blick Bassy

Ako

No Format!

 

AKE

Blick Bassy

Ako

No Format!

 

LA SAUCE

Reniss

Tendon

New Bell Music 2016

 

CA MÉNERVE

Boy TAG

Ca Menerve

Stevens Music Entertainment 2019

 

GHANA BLUES

Toto Bona Lokua

Toto Bona Lokua

No Format (2004)

 

 

PLAY LIST Mwalimu Express Radio Show #2:

October 25 2020 - GHANA

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-2-25102020/

 

Special Guests KOG (Kweku of Ghana of KOG and the Zongo Brigade) and Tom Excell (MD, guitarist and writer of acclaimed jazz/ soul afrobeat pioneers Nubiyan Twist)

 

DON’T LET ME DOWN

Charlotte Dada

Highlife High Ups

Night & Day Records (2001 compilation)

 

 

VOLTA FANTASY

Echezonachukwu Ndukwa

African Pianism Prof Kwabena Nketia

 

 

EXPLORATIONS - HI-LIFE STRUCTURES

Pan African Orchestra

Opus 1

Real World (1992)

 

 

TAKE AM SO

Gyedu Blay Ambolley

The Shrine Afrobeats the funkiest music….

Ocho (2000 Compilation)

 

DREAMIN

Nardeydey (Shirley Tetteh)

Nardeydey EP (2020)

 

WE NO BE MACHINE

Onipa

Strut (March 2020)

 

YENMINO

Onipa

Strut (March 2020)

YENMINO (village cuts remix)

Onipa

We no be machine Remixes

Strut

 

KOKONSA

Onipa

We No Be Machines

Strut (March 2020)

 

SAFARI YO MUZIKI feat Pendo & Leah Zawose

Onipa

We No Be Machines

Strut (March 2020)

 

PASS IT ON

Sena Dagado and Wanlov

Lots of Trees

Soulbeats Records (2013)

 

ONE LIFE

Worlasi ft Sena Dagado

https://soundcloud.com/worlasigh/worlasi-ft-sena-dagadu-six-strings-one-life-prod-by-worlasi-mixed-by-qube (2016)

 

 

ODUMANKUMAH BOA MI

Nana Tsiboe

Assem Ni! Trouble Dat

World Circuit

 

MAWIE GA

Wulomei

Walatu Walasa

Agoro Records (1975)

 

BAMBALUMBA

Mustapha Tettey Addy

The Royal Drums of Ghana

Weltwunder (1992)

 

 

 

 

PLAY LIST Mwalimu Express Radio Show #1

September 27 2020

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-1-nigeria-27092020/

 

special guest BREIS

 

Ayo Bankole: Forest Rain

Rebeca Omordia

Ekele Piano Music by African Composers

Heritage Records 2018

 

Nigerian Wood 3.59

Keziah Jones

Nigerian Wood

Because Music 2008

 

Esu " Yoruba Spirit of Positive and Negative Energies."

Adedayo Ologundudu

Orin Orisa. Yoruba Traditional songs of praises for Orisa

Mills Record co 2009

 

Obialu Be Onye Abiagbunia Okwukwe

Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National

Phillips West Africa 7” single (1971?)

 

Jailer

Asa

Asa (Asha)

Naive

2007

 

Koroba

Tiwa Savage

Celia

Universal Music (Pty) Ltd South Africa, Motown, Island Records

 

Come and See My Moda (feat. Yemi Alade)

MzVee

Lynx Entertainment single 2018

 

 

SEPTEMBER ZOOM GUEST - BREIS

 

Arise and Shine

BREIS

Arise and Shine EP

Solmusic

 

Right Here In Front Of You (feat. Ty and Bries)

Various Artists

The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble: Mixes Based On Tony Allen's Drum Pattern

Shanachie (2005)

 

Best Moves

Khadija Kamara

Best Moves 2020

 

Way Too Big

Burna Bo

Twice as Tall

2020

 

TRIBUTE - Adesose Wallace

Baba Adesose Wallace remains a legend of African music. Master percussionist, artist, teacher, philanthropist and social commentator, after coming to London in the early 80s, Ade formed IBILE, ( ‘Children of the World’) and they graced stages at Glastonbury and WOMAD leaving audiences in awe. Ade died in April 2019 ….As Freddy Macha blogged after his funeral on Mayday, ‘for over 40 years, Adesose Wallace, totally inspirational Nigerian-Sierra Leone master musician, has played a huge role , in making African traditional music a community activity, overseas’

 

E Go Betta

Dele Sosimi

Wah Wah 45s

2018

 

Wahala

BREIS ft Nneka

Arise and Shine EP

Solmusic (Aug 2020)

 

Heaven & Hell

William Onyeabor

Who Is William Onyeabor?

Luaka Bop (2013) ,..originally released 1977 on Crashes in Love LP (Wilfilms )

Omo Pupa 2:48

Dr. Victor Olaiya

High Life Kings Vol 1

Premier Music

 

FIFTEEN MIN. MWALIMU MASH UP

Young

Raysmuzik

51 Lex Records

2020

 

The Willing (feat Tony Allen)

Ty

Upwards

Big Dada/Ninjatune (2003)

 

Happy Survival 3:08

Ifeanyi Eddie Okwedy & His Maymores Dance Band

Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump

Strut 2008

 

Single and Searching (feat. Falz)

Yemi Alade

Single 2019

 

Di Bombs

Ikwunga Mr Something Something

Deep Sleep

World Records 2007

Our Back Pages: Live Performers @Mwalimu Express in 2016 - 2020

Feb 2020   MOSI CONDE

                    https://youtu.be/wUiIjOs8EgE

 

Jan 2020   LONDON ZULU

 

Dec 2019   Diabel Cissokho  with Joff Watkins

                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ssLihOyqCQ&list=RDEMpTXKFRpFDUx_YL6Lg_6jpw&start_radio=

 

Nov 2019    DELE SOSIMI

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufe-uLKfEXw

 

Oct 2019     OTTO AND THE MUTAPA CALLING

                      https://youtu.be/3HKbmr9r-rg

 

Sept 2019   ABDUL TEEJAY's PALM WINE AGOGO

 

May 2019   COCO MBASSI

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr4R95sPrnI

 

 

April 2019   ATONGO

 

Mar 2019   ABDOULAYE SAMB
                    + MINNJIARABY

                     https://youtu.be/KKVn5Ju96qQ

                     https://youtu.be/DMgbdqVpeQ8

 

  Feb 2019     BREIS
                      https://youtu.be/bVr3AYvf4ko

                      Big thannx to BREIS for a mighty fine show and this vid too

                      https://youtu.be/GN_wuGeOFG4

 

 

 

Dec 2018    Biram Seck & the Jhant Band

                     https://youtu.be/lhY_MPVJRR

 

Nov 2018    EFG London Jazz Fest Sesh: JASON YARDE (saxes) BEX BURCH (gyil) Batch Gueye (percussion,vox, dance )

 

Oct 2018     Medioni Quartet feat YAZID FENTAZ I ( oud ) SIMO LAGNAWI ( gimbri and karakab)

      LYNDON   OWEN (horns and pipes ) CRAC DOWNES (basses)

&  Maurice El Medioni: The Birth of PianOriental (UK 2018 dir. Clive Myer & Lynda Myer-Bennett)

www.vimeo.com/270364733

 

Sept 2018    NAMVULA  &  ATONGO ZIMBA                     

https://namvula.bandcamp.com/ https://youtu.be/vQQ53FCtCSc

 

May 2018   LONDON ZULU

                      https://youtu.be/_F5n6OxoX9s

 

Apr 2018    SEBY NTEGE

https://youtu.be/qWIDswtIAK4

 

Mar 2018    KADIALY KOUYATE 4TET

      https://youtu.be/KUfD5WGL3hw

 

Feb 2018    MODOU TOURE

https://youtu.be/DFx40et48sY

Jan 2018    THE SCORPIOS

                     https://youtu.be/pgpG5HMevzU

 

Dec 2017    Mulele Matondo Afrika's KONGO DIA NTOTILA

https://youtu.be/4hTs32xRpdc

 

Nov 2017    EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017: 

                     Mwalimu Express Afro Jazz Allstars

      CAMILLA GEORGE

             https://youtu.be/pzT1nu9sqMI

              KADIALY KOUYATE

      https://youtu.be/qVX5udmhJS8

      MULELE MATONDO AFRIKA

      https://youtu.be/sBd1DjN0g54

      PAT THOMAS

      https://youtu.be/96k8UsZxf4o

 

Oct 2017      MUNTU VALDO

https://youtu.be/-lT6SBpMzro

 

Sept 2017   WIYAALA & SABBEY INTERNATIONAL

https://youtu.be/yFoRw-gPH6Q

https://youtu.be/iDHHpV76MoU

 

Mar 2017    GRUPO LOKIT0

https://youtu.be/A4O0wrNw8vs

 

Feb 2017        ABDULAYE SAMB

                     https://youtu.be/KKVn5Ju96qQ

Jan 2017        ABDUL TEE_JAY & ASABI HAWAH

https://youtu.be/MaJGQo8q5vI

https://youtu.be/tynUA6kX3rY

Dec 2016       LONDON ZULU: Transglobal Underground Collective & Ingrid Webster

https://youtu.be/_F5n6OxoX9s

https://youtu.be/R0QrrquF_oM

 

Nov  2016     EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016

                       Orphy Robinson (vibes)-Misafiri Zawose (vocals/zeze/limba/ngoma/flute)-

                Magnus P.I (percussion/beats)-Sam Jones (electronics)

 https://youtu.be/QfZQNz-qHVU

 https://youtu.be/6yFTf9wG0NQ

                        https://youtu.be/C13ozQ4TWhY

 

Oct 2016         DIABEL CISSOKHO

   https://youtu.be/KsZ0cl7RzWE

                         https://youtu.be/sTFp8jUhKkk

 

Sept 2016       SEBY NTEGE + NAA ADJELEY KWEI's Homowo festival images

                         https://youtu.be/4k77m-W0jmM

                         https://youtu.be/07URr8_wAmc

 

May 2016        KONGO DIA NTOTILA

                          https://youtu.be/5Hq6hATXxy0

                          https://youtu.be/USrTcaVa2M4

 

 

AFRICAN CINEMA presented by SCREEN STATION www.screenstation.net

Dec 2017

THE STORY TELLER

( 2017 - dir. Alex Emmanuel https://vimeo.com/alexemanuel

Oct 2017

SEMBENE!

The Inspiring Story of Ousmane Sembene

Father of African Cinema

(2015 - dir. Semba Gadjigo & Jason Siverman)

 

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

(2013 - dir. Justin Chadwick)

March 2017

MAHALEO 

(2005 -Dir. Marie Cesar Paes and Raymond Rajaonarivelo)

Jan 2017

Mama Africa

(2011 -  director:  Mika Kaurismäki)

                             Watch the trailer here:

                     https://youtu.be/JyKX4XnJWA4

Dec 2016

            Martha & Niki

(2015  Director: Tora Mkandawire Mårtens)

https://youtu.be/Cy52IZh7Hwk

Oct 2016

Soul Power

(2008 Cert PG-13 Director: Geoff Levi-Hinte)

https://youtu.be/C8QDuwaSMfA

'a riveting glimpse of another time and another place, when things were more radical and more gloriously ramshackle'  The Guardian

*****

Sept 2016

Abouna Our Father
(2002 Cert PG Direction: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)

' This beautifully gentle and lucid film rises head and shoulders above the rest of the week's new releases.' The Guardian

*****

May 2016

                             AKOUNAK TEDALAAT TAHA

                                 Rain, the colour of blue with a little red in it

                                                       dir. Chris Kirkley

          “a gentle bliss-out of a feature” The Village Voice
               “ charming and rag-tag” The Atlantic

           https://youtu.be/M7FUMKO8vRA

 

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behind the decks.
Babies toddlers Kids and parents dance sessions

with Lucy Angell John
Hone your Oware skills with Seth

and the junior pebble demons
Dom's cd stall
Plus all your favourite Open The Gate

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