Episode 44 was originally posted on April 8, 2019.
01) “Coloured Dreams” by Ruphus.
From the 1973 album New Born Day.
Ruphus were a Progressive Rock band from Norway. They put out several albums.
Purchase the album on Amazon.
02) “Kuka” by Ibibio Sound Machine.
From the 2019 album Doko Mien.
“Fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West-African funk & disco and modern post-punk & electro.”
04) “Picnic (Moger)” by Kumasi.
From the 2015 album I Know You Feel It.
Johannesburg South Africa.
“Kumasi was a band from South Africa in the early 80’s. A pseudonym for the members of Stimela & The Cannibals, they recorded these songs anonymously to avoid legal trouble with the major label they had signed with. There’s a special something in these songs that was hardly rivaled in South African disco recordings – The uninhibited vocals, the unwavering rhythm section, even a touch of humor.”
“Kumasi was a band from 1980's South Africa. Comprised of Ray Phiri (song-writing, guitar, vocals), Jabu Sibumbe (bass), Lloyd Lelosa (keys) and Isaac Mtshali (percussion) this was a lost project from the members of SA heavyweight bands "The Cannibals" and "Stimela". They penned Kumasi somewhere in-between the transition from "The Cannibals" to "Stimela" due to being contractually unable to record music with any label besides their major, Gallo. Kumasi remained an anonymous effort until now.”
Purchase the album at Bandcamp.
05) “East” by Bei Bei (荷蓓蓓) & Shawn Lee.
From the 2010 album Into the Wind.
Chengdu, China and Wichita, Kansas.
“Bei Bei (Bei Bei He) 荷蓓蓓 is one of world’s premiere guzheng musicians.The Guzheng is over 2,000 years old and belongs to the asian long zither family, and was used in both folk and court music in ancient China.” “Shawn grew up in a rural area on the outskirts of Wichita, Kansas. His mother is half Lebanese, half American Indian, his father Irish-American. While his peers got off on cheesy corporate rock and the kind of line-dancing tunes recently fashionable in Gap ads, Shawn was groovin to the blaxploitation funk Sly and the Isleys.”
06) “CHOOSE GO!” by Chai.
From the 2019 album Punk.
“Think of all things in the color "Pink", an excessive appetite for "Gyoza" aka dumplings, a genre-less sound, with lyrics centered on "Self-Empowerment" and re-defining the word, "Kawaii" or cute, and you'll only think of CHAI.”
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