WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2013-09-24 (an all-African show)

“Conference of the Birds” is my weekly radio program on WNUR-FM. It airs on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 am Chicago time (UTC-5). And, of course, when technology cooperates, you can just come here for the archives. You can subscribe to the podcast with this URL (click here to subscribe in iTunes).

This week’s show is all African: soukous, highlife, afrobeat and more. Because why not?



download program (141MB, 2 hrs 34 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Franco et L’Orchestre OK Jazz: “Nazangui Muana” – African Serenades, Vol 29 (Matsuli Music)
Lijadu Sisters: “Life’s Gone Down Low” – Danger (Knitting Factory Records)
Marijata: “No Condition is Permanent” – Ghana Soundz Vol. 2: Afrobeat Funk & Fusion In 1970’s Ghana (Soundway)
Nashil Pichen & the Eagles Lupopo: “Ng’ong’a Wa Mwanjalo” – Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s (Soundway)
Super Eagles: “Mandal Ly” – Senegambian Sensation (RetroAfric)
Le Grand Kalle, Don Gonzalo, Manu Dibango: “Africa Boogaloo” – Africa Boogaloo: The Latinization Of West Africa (Honest Jon’s)
Tabu Ley Rochereau: “Afrisa L’International” – Rochereau Tabu Ley & l’Orchestre Afrisa (African)
Orchestre Elegance Jazz: “Ngalulu Marthe” – Bantous Zembe Zembe – Compilation De Musique Congolaise (1962-1973) (Sonodisc)
Haruna Ishola and his Apala Group: “Abanije Koni Gbayi” – Apala Messenger (Indigedisc)
Jupiter Bokonji and Okwess Internatioanl: “Pondjo Pondjo” – Man Don’t Cry (Belle Kinoise)
Ali Farka Toure: “Hani” – Radio Mali (World Circuit)
Orchèstre Vévé: “Marcelo Tozangana” – Vintage Verckys (RetroAfric)
Thu Zahina: “Princessia” – Coup De Chapeau (RetroAfric)
Nico & L’ African Fiesta Sukisa: “Mwika” – 1968/1973 (Sonodisc)
Femi Akinyemi’s Juju Lucky Stars: “Egungun Riot 1976” – Egungun Riots 1976 (Tangent)
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International: “Akwaaba “You Are Welcome”” – Odo Sanbra (self-released)
African Brothers Band International of Ghana: “Owuo Aye Me Bi” – Owuo Aye Me Bi (Makossa)
Gyedu-blay Ambolley & his Creations: “Akoko Ba” – Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-1981 (Soundway)
Star Band de Dakar: “Thioro Baye Samba” – Star Band de Dakar Vol.2 (Bellot)
Oriental Brothers International: “Onye Ikekwere Mekeya” – Do Better If You Can (Original Music)
Bembeya Jazz National: “Moussogbe” – Hommage À Demba Camara (Syllart )
Dr. Victor Olaiya: “Omelebele” – Lagos Chop Up (Honest Jon’s Records)
George Ramogi and CK Jazz: “John Abila” – Sulwe 731 – 7” (Sulwe)
Camille Feruzi: “Cha Cha Cha Bay” – Ngoma the Early Years 1948-1960 (Popular African Music)
Ali and Tams avec L’Orchestre Malo: “Mulogi” – Ali & Tam’s Avec L’Orchestre Malo (Plainisphare)
Super Boiro Band: “Nanibaly” – En super forme (Bolibana Inedits)