Episode 51

Episode 51 originally posted on May 27, 2019.

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01) “Ibambeni Webafana” by Soweto Gospel Choir.

From the 2018 album Freedom.

Soweto, South Africa.

The group’s Facebook page says:

“Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. The 20-strong choir, draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto.”

  • Visit the group’s official site.

  • Visit Soweto Gospel Choir at Facebook.

  • Purchase the group’s music at Amazon.

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02) “KETER Preview (John Zorn Masada Book 3: Beriah) by Sofía Rei & JC Maillard” by Sofia Rei, JC Maillard.

From the 2018 album Freedom.

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The track’s Bandcamp page says:

“This track is a preview of KETER, our contribution to the new John Zorn Masada Book 3 collection. It is comprised of several short excerpts of songs from the album.”

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03) “Ada Bere Chaelka” by Waaberi.

From the 1997 album New Dawn.


According to Wikipedia,

“Waaberi (Somali: Waaberi), was a Somali musical supergroup. History The troupe was established by members of the Radio Artists Association. It was supported by the Somali government as part of the National Theatre of Somalia, and made tours throughout several countries in Africa, including Egypt and Sudan. They also performed in the People's Republic of China. After a coup in 1969, the ensemble was renamed Waaberi, which means "Dawn Players". The group continued to exist as a private organization into the 1990s.”

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04) “Ohun” by Elkhorn.

From the 2016 album Live at Rhizome.

New York, New York, USA.

The group’s Bandcamp says:

“Folk/psych-rock guitar duo featuring Jesse Sheppard on twelve-string acoustic and Drew Gardner on electric, interweaving the extended folk tradition with psychedelic improvisation, moving freely from pre-rock to post-rock, from the 1860s to the 1960s and beyond.”

  • Visit the group’s Facebook page.

  • Purchase the group’s music at Bandcamp.

  • Download the show for yourself at the Live Music Archive.

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05) “Farrag Al Halawa” by Zikrayat.

From the 2014 album Live at the 2014 Golden Festival.

New York, New York, USA.

The group’s Facebook page describes them as: “New Sounds from the Golden Age of Arabic Music and Dance.”

  • Visit the group’s official website.

  • Visit the group’s Facebook page.

  • Download the show for yourself at the Free Music Archive.

  • Purchase the group’s music at Amazon.

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06) “Mucagiami” by Guts.

From the 2019 EP Kenke Corner.

Paris, France.

The Facebook page simply says: “DJ / Producer / Beat-Digger.”

  • Visit the official Facebook page.

  • Visit the Soundcloud page.

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07) “Demaro” by Toure Kunda.

From the 2018 album Lambi Golo.

Casamance, Sénégal.

The Facebook page says:

“World Music Artist from Senegal Certified multi gold, Grammy Winner Album Of The Year with « Santana - Supernatural » New album 2018 "Lambi Golo".

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