7 minutes read March 7, 2014 Finding the Afro- in Brazil Last week I wrote a post about my excitement around the African musical permutations I was hearing this year in Trinidad’s Carnival. Since this week I was in Brazil for….. Read More 8 minutes read June 28, 2010 There’s more to South African music than Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Paul Simon Recently I reviewed the new 3-part Strutt Records compilation, “Next Stop … Soweto,” for The National. The album series are re-releases of rare 45s and other recordings from 1960s and 1970s South….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read November 19, 2009 DR NO'S ETHIOPIUM This is good. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read November 15, 2009 MUSIC / LUCAS LIGETI AND BURKINA ELECTRIC I like the sound of Brooklyn band, Burkina Electric. Here they perform with composer Lukas Ligeti on “Soundcheck,” a music program on WNYC, the New York City public radio station. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read November 3, 2009 MUSIC BREAK / ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO DE COTONOU Some bad 1970s West African funk courtesy of one of the continent’s craziest bands, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou. This track is called “Gbeti Madjro.” Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read October 4, 2009 MUSICAL BREAK / MILES DAVIS, "AMANDLA" (1989) Personnel: Miles Davis (Trumpet) Benjamin Rietveld (Bass) Joseph “Foley” McCreary (Lead Bass) Ricky Wellman (Drums) John Bigham (Electric Percussion) Kenny Garrett (Sax & Flute) and Kei Akagi (Keyboards). Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.