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Destination Africa! Part II: Benin, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, Zimbabwe

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As we continue our exploration of jazz by African musicians and by foreign musicians fascinated with the African continent and its music, this week we focus on Benin, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal & Zimbabwe.

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Playlist
  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" from Mondo Jazz Theme 0:00
  • Getatchew Mekurya & The Ex "Tezalegn yetentu" from Moa Anbessa on (Terp) 0:15
  • Host talks 6:18
  • Mulatu Astatke "Mulatu's Mood" from Mulatu Steps Ahead on (Strut) 9:41
  • Either/Orchestra "Yèzèmèd Yèbada" from Éthiopiques, Vol. 20: Live in Addis on (Buda) 15:35
  • Gigi "Tew Ante Sew" from Gigi on (Palm Pictures) 23:15
  • Gigi "Zomaye" from Gigi on (Palm Pictures) 27:31
  • Host talks 31:27
  • Hailu Mergia "Shemonmuanaye" from Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye on (Awesome Tapes from Africa) 33:54
  • Fela Kuti "Alu Jon Jonki Jon" from Afrodisiac on (Universal) 40:26
  • Host talks 52:58
  • Ernst Reijseger, Ernst Reijseger, Harmen Fraanje, Mola Sylla & Serigne C. M. Gueye "Sáng Xale Man (Cover Me Up)" from Janna on (Winter & Winter) 55:03
  • Benoit Delbecq 3 "Le Ruisseau (feat. Miles Perkin & Emile Biayenda)" from Ink (feat. Miles Perkin & Emile Biayenda) on (Clean Feed) 1:02:21
  • Ray Lema "Ulagaresh" from Headbug on (One Drop) 1:09:41
  • Aka Moon "Yaral Sadom" from Live at Vooruit on (Carbon 7) 1:15:12
  • Host talks 1:21:43
  • Doudou N'Diaye Rose "Rose Rhythm" from Plus from Us on (Real World) 1:24:24
  • Thomas Mapfumo, Wadada Leo Smith "Masimba/Strength to Overcome" from Dreams and Secrets on (aNonym) 1:28:40
  • Lionel Loueke "Twins" from Mwaliko on (Blue Note) 1:38:10
  • Mulatu Astatke "Boogaloo" from Mulatu Steps Ahead on (Strut) 1:43:36
  • Host talks 1:48:32
  • Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou "The Homeless Wanderer" from Éthiopiques, Vol. 21: Emahoy (Piano Solo) on (Buda) 1:52:09

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