120109 GondwanaSound Live Broadcast
Happy New Year - we've been off air for a while but like bicycle riding, broadcasting is a skill that once learnt is not forgotten. Having said that we had a bit of a wobbly start and a few grazes on our knees but at least no broken bones. Our album of the week, Native Sun comes from Ghanaian born, Blitz the Ambassador. You know when an album makes an impression - it's impossible to pick just three tracks. He created a stir at FM Sinnes Festival in Portugal and WOMAD in the UK in 2011. Paris DJ's and Seun Kuti love him and he gets to open 2012 with the appropriately entitled Akwaaba.
We stay in Ghana with an apparently mega mega rare track from the 1970's outfit Vis a Vis who were K Frimong's backing band of choice and some music from the Bokoor Band as we read out John Collins personal letter.
There's a noise warning for those of a nervous disposition as we play some European and Balkan blasters before returning once more to Africa and the future president of Senegal. Uploaded 1 year ago -
Featuring tracks by Kamefei, Zdob Si Zdub, Youssou N'Dour, Cesaria Evora , Shazalakazoo and more
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