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Playing tracks by

Amadou and mariam, Fatoumata Diawara, NNEKA, Tendai Maraire, Bikidude and more.

Welcome to another round the world music adventure and this week our album of the week, "Wona Baba Maraire" comes from a Seattle based Zimbabwean, Tendai Maraire. Whether it was writing hip hop rhymes for Shabazz Palaces, growing up with a Dad who has a passion for marimba bands and ethnomusicology or just listening to Prince in the back of the family car, Tendai pulls on all his influences. He has produced Shona music for the 21st century, for his family and the entire African Diaspora.

As the Sauti Za Busara festival prepares for lift off, we bring you some top tunes from a few of the many artists creating a buzz, including Nneka, Bikidude, Chebli Msaidie who's voice is something else and of course one of Tanzania's best loved dance bands FM Academia.

We open with the unstoppable Fatoumata Diawara who's album has been at the top of the world music charts since its release. Plus new releases from the Sambasunda Quintent and Leni Stern.




Apologies for the shaky introduction due to technical problems with headphone levels in the studio - we settle back as we cruise at altitude, don't let this spoil your round the world music adventure and discovery of some fantastic music in this world.