Episode 787: Africa Rocks!




February 6, 2020


  • Udokotela Shange Namajaha “Awungiloblele” The Indestructible Beat of Soweto (Earthworks) 1985
  • Konono Nº1 “Paradiso” Congotronics (Crammed Discs) 2004
  • Tinariwen “Chaghaybou” Emmaar (ANTI-) 2014
  • Mdou Moctar “Wiwasharnine” Ilana (The Creator) (Sahel Sounds) 2019
  • Africanism All Stars and Bob Sinclar “Steel Storm (Main Vocal)” Steel Storm (Yellow Productions) 2004


Patron of the Pod Eric Lohrenz, Lincoln, Illinois, picks today’s topic. We discuss cool music from Africa, by Udokotela Shange Namajaha, Konono Nº1, Tinariwen and Mdou Moctar.

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Where credit is due: Thumbnail photo of Tinariwen by Marie Planeille courtesy of ANTI-.

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