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E221: Professor Wouassa, Seun Kuti, Manu Chao, Toots & The Maytals, Gil Scott Heron, Nicola Cruz

E221: Professor Wouassa, Seun Kuti, Manu Chao, Toots & The Maytals, Gil Scott Heron, Nicola Cruz

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This show was 3rd in the global world music chart, 4th in the global latin chart, 4th in the global reggae dancehall chart, 8th in the global afrobeat chart and 11th in the global funk - soul - jazz chart.

Professor Wouassa is one of Switzerland’s best kept musical treasures. On their second album ‘Grow Yes Yes!’ they get support from Afrobeat legends Seun Kuti & Ebo Taylor. 'Grow Yes Yes' will be released on Matasuna Records on June 30th and is our album of the week at Global Riddims. We highlight some interesting festivals this weekend: Copacobana Festival in Gent with London Afrobeat Collective, Couleur Café in Brussels with Toots & The Maytals & Afrika Festival in Hertme with Dele Sosimi & Dieuf-Dieul de Thiès. We open our show with the fantastic 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' of Gil Scott Heron in a Tahira Abayomy Afrobeat version, further new work from La Dinamitaa (Cumbia), Rodrigo Gallardo (Matanza) in Nicola Cruz remix, Kabanjak and we play a track from the compilations ‘Pop Makossa’ (Analog Africa) & ‘Humble Dubbers’ (Melting Records)

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Playlist Global Riddims E221
01 Gil-Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Tahira Abayomy Orequestra Afrobeat Version)
02 Professor Wouassa ft Seun Anikulapo Kuti – Sunu Reou (Matasuna Records)
03 Dele Sosimi – E Go Betta (Wah Wah 45s)
04 Dream Stars – Pop Makossa (Analog Africa)
05 Dieuf-Dieul de Thies – Ariyo (Teranga Beat)
06 La Dinamitaa – Ay Ay Ay (Vlad/Xango)
07 Rodrigo Gallardo & Nicola Cruz – El Origen (Nicola Cruz remix) (Wonderwheel Recordings)
08 Quantic Music – Dub Del Pacifico (Tru Thoughts)
09 London Afrobeat Collective – Prime Minister (Paris DJs)
10 Professor Wouassa – We Thit (Matasuna Records)
11 Colman Brothers – Momo (Skinshape remix) (Melting Records)
12 Kabanjak ft Til Schneider – Home Again (Switchstance Recordings)
13 Toots & The Maytals – Funky Kingston (Trojan)
14 Manu Chao & Chalart58 ft Sr Wilson – A La Par Del Amor (Radio Bemba/La Panchita Records)