The first Africa is a Radio episode of 2016 goes to Carnival with special guests Hipsters Don’t
Last week I wrote a post about my excitement around the African musical permutations I was
Between 1960 and 1968 no less than 33 African nations were granted independence. For many of
This is good.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNr8ao-WCFk&hl=en_US&fs=1&] I like the sound of Brooklyn band, Burkina Electric. Here they perform with composer Lukas
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX21YIMBbPI&hl=en&fs=1&] Some bad 1970s West African funk courtesy of one of the continent’s craziest bands, Orchestre
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMGhLsc9YzQ&hl=en&fs=1&] Personnel: Miles Davis (Trumpet) Benjamin Rietveld (Bass) Joseph “Foley” McCreary (Lead Bass) Ricky Wellman (Drums)