Rita's World - Episode 32 Mon, 2012-07-02 19:37

A snapshot of what I’ve been up to since the last episode including highlights of the Back 2 Black Festival with tracks from 2 of the performing artists – Brazil’s Criollo and Fatoumata Diawarra from Mali along with tracks I played while I was at the festival. Some spanking new releases from giants of African music and a new voice from New Orleans – a poet called Chuck Perkins. Plus more but how much more can you fit into an hour?

Artist – Track – Album – Label
1. Criollo – Bogota – No Na Orelha – Sterns Music
2. Fatoumata Diawara – Bakonoba – Fatou – World Circuit
3. SMOD – Ca Chante – SMOD – Because
4. Samuel Yirga – I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun – Guzo – Real World
5. Grupo Manjcaziana – Bacalhau – Gallotone 78s
6. Narasirato – Warato’o – Warat’o – Smash
7. Wilber Calver – Cumbanchero – Diaspora – Alex Wilson Records
8. London Bulgarian Choir – Mitro Le Mitro – Goro Le Goro – London Bulgarian Choir
9. Vusi Mahlesela – In Anyway – Say Africa – Wrasse
10. Angelique Kidjo – Redemption Song – Live From Guest Street – Wrasse
11. Chuck Perkins – Jazz Funeral – A Love Song For Nola – Trikont
12. Koo Nimo – Owusuwa – High Life Roots Revival – Riverboat Records
13. Samba Mapangala – Zanzibar – Maisha Ni Matamu – Virunga Records