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Series 1: 4th October - 20th December 2005 here
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Series 3: 4th January - 8th February and 17th May - 6th July 2007 here
Series 4: 19th July 2007 - 18th December 2007 here
Series 5: 17th January 2008 - 3rd November 2009 here
Current series (2012) here
Series 6: 2010 below

10th January 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Sah Lomon Sonne la Cloche Saturday Night Fever  HR Entertainment
Helen McDonald and The Descendants African Landscape promo © Helen McDonald/Vladimir Miller
Netsayi Money Drum Monkeys’ Wedding World Connection
Culture Music Club Ni Yeye Shime World Village
Rachel Magoola Ndisaaw’omwoyo Eisadha © 2008 R. Magoola & MHK
Rafiki Jazz Muhago wa Jango’mbe More Big Muzik from Over There! Konimusic
Hugh Masekela Ingoo Pow-Pow Home Is Where the Music Is The Verve Music Group
Toli Nameless & The Femm Nameless Ibajekbe Edit Extended Play Almasi Music
Miriam Makeba Suliram Africa BMG Music
Angelique Kidjo Djoyigbe mp3 Download © Angelique Kidjo, Blake Leyh

17th January 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Boukman Experyans Ke'-m pa sote Vodou Adjae Mango
Puerto Plata Casito Campo Casito Campo  iASO Records
Coumba Gawlo Miniyamba Aldiana Syllart
Kadialy Kouyate & Sound Archive Baragna Londo (Wisdom) P&C KK & Sound Archive
Abdou Diop Well (Invitation to Kolda) Demo © Manjago Productions Co Ltd
Interview and acapella song with Abdou Diop, visiting from Kolda, Senegal to mix tracks for his forthcoming album. Known as the Senegalese Ali Farka Toure, Abdou's songs and compositions are drawn from the little known traditions of his area. Jak Gomez of Manjago Productions also contributed.
Abdou Diop & Le Aynoobe Rewbe (Women's Dance) Maaje Kawri © Manjago Productions Co Ltd
Transglobal Underground London Zulu Yes Boss Food Corner ARK 21 Records
Doreen Thobekile Iyahosh' Imamba London Zulu Mule Satalite

24th January 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Angelique Kidjo Agbalagba Oyo Razor & Tie
Ali Farka Toure + Toumani Diabate 56 Ali and Toumani World Circuit
Richard Bona Esukudu Ten Shades of Blues Wrasse Records
The African Dawn When the Elements Sing (included on The Best of Cheikh Ahmed Tidiane Gueye) Chimurenga AD Records
Soothsayers meet the Red Earth Collective Your Love One More Reason Red Earth Records
Interview with studio guests Lemn Sissay who, amongst many other things, is South Bank Poet in Residence of Ethiopian origins and Noma Award winning poet, producer and actress Lebo Mashile from South Africa.
Wasis Diop Le Voyageur No Sant Mercury (France)
Kate Luxmoore Group Diaspora Tales The Grove Oyeku Records

31st January 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Thandiswa Ingoma (feat Hugh Masekela) Ibokwe Gallo Records
Amr Diab Nour El Ain North African Groove Putumayo
Helen Chadwick Umwegetane Where Distance Begins Romaine Records
Mandoza Godoba Disgrace Soundtrack Australian Broadcasting Corporation
K Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiestas Kyenken Bi Adi M'Awu Ghana Special (Compilation) Soundway Records
Studio interview with upcoming visual/multimedia artist Larry Achiampong whose distinctive image of himself with a big black circle and red lips for a head is increasingly well known. Larry presented Jam in the Dark as part of Late at The Tate (Britain) recently.
Yaaba Funk Hwe Hwe Mu 10" promo © Yaaba Funk
Yeyi Wo Baabia Ko Baabi Amakye Dede King of Hi-Life Music from Africa Mmofra Nfa Adwen Productions

14th February 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Yinguica Teresano Marrabenta Music from Mozambique ARC Music
Trio Ivoire ft. Chiwoniso Tije-Kije Across the Oceans Enja Records
Overtone & Yollandi Nortjie The Crossing OST Invictus New Line
Matt Damon Mpipidi and the Motlopi Tree Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales Hachette Audio
Takana Zion Sekou Ko Non Rappel a L'Ordre Makafresh/Makasound
Pre-recorded interview with young actor Tunji Lucas currently starring in Peter Brook's play "11 and 12" at The Barbican.
Gigi Semena-Worck Gold and Wax Palm Pictures
Interview with Jessica Kendal, Baltimore born photographer/performer/anthropologist talking about 'African Fever - Performing Africa in Europe' her stunning exhibition at The Brunei Gallery at SOAS which questions perceptions of African circus performers and reveals their inner lives.
Kalahari Surfers In Transition One Party State Microdot

21st February 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Osibisa One Life Osee Yee Golden Stool
Adama Yalomba Demen Kassa BlackEye/Makasound
Adama Yalomba Kadidja Kassa BlackEye/Makasound
Krystle Warren & The Faculty The Means to Be Circles Because Music
Netsayi Toy Soldiers Monkeys' Wedding World Connection
Pre-recorded interview with Netsayi, one of the few UK based African musicians to be invited to tour with major household names (Ladysmith Black Mambaso) who has recently released her 2nd album 'Monkeys' Wedding'.
Netsayi
Nguwo Yangu Chimurenga Soul Militant Prince Records
Sophie Okonedo The Hare and the Tree Spirit Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales Hachette Audio
Adu Afrikaniki Ekonomia Brixton Renaissance Golden Stool

7th March 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Bibi Tanga Dunya Dunya Nat Geo Music
Samba Mapangala Les Gorilles de Montagne mp3 download  
Pre-recorded interview with George McAllister, Programmes Director of Garden Africa, a charity that promotes appropriate social plant use for community health and development
Bhundu Boys Garden Africa mp3 download  

14th March 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Rukiza Okera Khadija African Garden Clubstar
Miriam Makeba Khawulesa Africa BMG Music
Sandra Izsadore Walk With Me Excerpts of Fela Vol 1 © SMB Entertainment ilc
Ashley Maher Amina Amina Spin Wild Records
Pre-recorded interview with Wanuri Kahiu, Kenyan film director of 'From a Whisper', 'For Our Land' and 'Pumzi'.
Eric Wainaina Too Far from Home Twende Twende Sound Africa
Studio guests: Poppy Seed and Amasade talking about The Day of The Goddess women's celebration day and performing Poppy Seed's 'How Dare I' acoustically - Voice + Djembe

Poppy Seed Mamma Mamma Coming Through Poppy Seed Productions
Deesse La Vie Little Goddess Sterns Africa

21st March 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Les Kinois Sunday    
Ya Tatchi & Majid Bekkas Manabo African Jazz 'n Bar Hippo Records
Oliver Mtukudzi Nzungu Imwe Tsoka Itsimba Heads Up
Saba Jidka Jidka Riverboat Records
Wasis Diop No Sant And The World's All Yours (Charlie Gillett Compilation 1996) Débutante
Rokia Traore Dounia Tchamantche Nonesuch
Dirt Music Unknowable BKO Glitterhouse Records
Eugenio Bennato Che ll Mediterraneo Sia World 2003 (Charlie Gillett Compilation) Hemisphere

28th March 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Abdul Tee-Jay Guitar Boy E'Go Lef Pan You Tee-Jay Disque (Rogue)
Invisible System Love in Harar Songlines Music Awards 2010 Songlines
Abdullah Ibrahim Mannenberg Amandla! ATO Records
Pre-recorded interview with Chris Eckman of Dirt Music talking about his band's collaboration with Tuareg rock band Tamakrest
Tamikrest Alhoriya  Adagh Glitterhouse Records
Studio interview and short acapella song from Maiuko, a singer with roots in Swaziland, who grew up in Mozambique and Portugal and is now based in UK. Her friend Adelina Pereira joined in, talking about her connections with South Africa.
Maiuko Mozambique Different Wars Real Life Ltd
Tunde Jegede & The Nomadic Mystics How Many Prophets How Many Prophets Xiom

4th April 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Albert Nyathi and Imbongi My Daughter My Daughter Music Fusion International
Mosi Conde Take Care of our Children Kaira Kora Afrika Mosi Conde Music
N'Faly Kouyaté and Dunyakan Destinée Tunya Galileo MC
Rocky Dawuni African Reggae Fever Hymns for the Rebel Soul Aquarian Records  
Salif Keita Ekolo D'Amour La Différence Decca (UMO)
Studio interview with Ty Chijioke - a pioneer international performer who has taken spoken word into conscious hip hop, proudly African and totally maverick making it on his own terms.
Ty Something Big ft Caroll Thompson Special Kind of Fool Bbe Records
Zap Mama (feat Bahamadia, Lady Alma and "?uestlove") Show me the way Ancestry in Progress Luaka Bop

Ty I'm Leaving Special Kind of Fool Bbe Records

11th April 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Chiwoniso Vanorapa Rebel Woman Cumbancha
Tunde Jegede & Nomadic Warrior Awaken You Mighty People How Many Prophets Xiom Records
Toks Illorin Gimme Water Africa Dry Riverbed © Toks Music 2007
Studio guests Seyi Awolasi and Bumi Thomas promoting 'The Africa Weekender' planned for mid-May at Camber Sands which profiles, promotes and showcases African creativity in all art forms, especially music, visual arts and film. (Note: the event was postponed – we’ll let you know when it re-emerges)
Lekan Babalola & Afrobeat Messengers Lai Lo promo © Lekan Babalola
Lokua Kanza Nakozonga Nkolo World Village
Adam Solomon Wira Walongo Africa and The West 2 © Adam Solomon
Dieneba Seck Niteke Nela The Truth Sterns Africa

18th April 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Cesaria Evora Belga Radio Mindelo Lusafrica
Rafiki Jazz Muhogo wa Jango'mbe Big Muzik from Over There! Koni Music
Studio interview with Cary Sawhney, Director, and Judith Fairweather, Diversities lead SW London & St George’s Mental Health Trust/Co-producer of Happy Soul Festival
Youssou N'Dour Genné (For those displaced) Nothing’s In Vain Nonesuch
Vocal Slender Owo Yapa Send Them Come © Vocal Slender 2010
Mosi Conde Live (+ short interview)
Kaira Kora Afrika © Mosi Conde; Touba © Mosi Conde
I Jah Mo Live: Ukwena (The Father) © I Jah Mo 2010
Yaaba Funk Nyash! E Go Bite You! Afrobeast Yaabaphone

9th May 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Youssou N’Dour Touba – Daru Salaam Egypt Egypt
Thione Seck Yaye Orienatation Orienatation
Studio guest film director and author Imruh Bakari talks about his work and the Zanzibar International Film Festival which he directed from 1999 - 2004
Suzzana Owiyo Nimependaye Yamo Kudho Sound Africa
Okou Tired Feet Serpentine Wrasse Records
Angelique Kidjo Afia Oyo Razor and Tie
Afia Mala Ten Homte Angelina Blue Silver
Afia Mala Sweet Africa A Cuba, avec Orquesta Aragon Music Cantos

16th May 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Bi Kidude Muhogo wa Jang’ombe Zanzibara 4 Buda Musique
Musa M'Boob & Xam Xam Farro Haral (Let Me Tell You) Musa M'Boob
King Sunny Ade Destiny Destiny Atom Park Nigeria
Prerecorded interview with Femi Elufowoju, jr producer and director of a commemorative event, on 23rd May, for the life of Rufus Orishayomi
Harare Makuhwa Tatopera Harare Music Ltd
Mahotella Queens Thina Siyakhanyisa The Township Idols Wrasse Records
Phone interview with Ozzie Riley, director of 'Elephant', an exuberant play set in South Africa produced by Dodgy Clutch in association with the Market Theatre
Tamikrest Tahoult Adagh Glitterhouse Records
I Jah Mo Jah Love Me Songs of Kush Little Blue Ball Records
King Sunny Ade 365 is My Number Juju Music Island Records

23rd May 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Franklin Boukaka Le Boucheron Franklin Boukaka a Paris Sonafric
Diabel Cissokho & Ramon Goose Totoumo Mansana Blues Dixie Frog Records
Afia Mala Watoto Plaisir Milan Music
Daara J Children School of Life Wrasse Records
Phone interview with Freddy of Senegalese Hip Hop collective Daara J who were due to play in London but were hit by visa problems. Freddy discussed their music styles and their positive message.
Osibisa Uhuru Very Best of Osibisa Golden Stool
Cast of 'Elephant' Hallelujah Songs from Elephant  
Henri Dikongue Africa Wa Buda Musique
Studio guest Miss K, a philanthropic celebrity who gives much of her time to many charities and artistic events which she writes about in her globally popular blog. She speaks a multitude of languages and is developing her musical career. Her latest project is a charity single 'Stand Up For Afrika' to raise charitable funds on sale through www.misskmusic.blogspot.com
Miss K Stand up for Afrika single © Miss K 2010
Fela Kuti Water No Get Enemy Fela De Great Non Stop Mix Vol Abma EDA Lives

30th May 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Nuru Kane Maman Number One Bus Iris Music
Afia Mala Matesso Plaisir Milan Music
Lokua Kanza Famille Nkolo World Village
Biriwiri Mudzionetsetsa Afrolution Volume 2 Afrolution
Phone interview with Suzy Gillett about Mosaiques Festival
Nass El Ghiwane      
Niles 'Asheber' Hailstones Welcome Home Time Traveller - Returning Thru The Door Of No Return Elephant Talk
Studio interview with mixed media artist Jean Joseph whose powerful and exquisite exhibition ''We've Already Paid: Journeys and Kinship" at the Arc Gallery, Ferry Lane, Tottenham Hale (until 15 June) was inspired by a visit to Elmino Castle - "the Door of No Return" in Ghana and examines abiding legacies and diaspora connections with enslavement in beautiful and finely crafted ways.
Mamoutou Mangala Camara Kelemagni Mali - chants et musiques de griots © Providence Music
Mory Kante Guineen Nou Tamala Le Voyageur Next Music / Sono

6th June 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Franco L’O.K. Jazz Grupo O.K. Jazz Les Merveilles Du Passé Sauve
Zao Ancien Combattant 30 Ans de Musique Africaine Sonodisc
Idrissa Soumaoro Kote Kote Wrasse Records
Idrissa Soumaoro Femmes, je vous salue Djitoumou Lusafrica
Lobi Traoré Yo Ya Yo Lobi Traoré Honest Jons
Phone interview with Steven 'Baggy' Bonner live and direct from a restaurant in Soweto - taking time out from the 80 strong FIFA electronic media team meal/briefing - discussing the arts side of the World Cup and his other music activities. As Baggy he is 1/2 of Afrikokoa who present African fusion live and DJ events and mentor young people.
Vocal Slender Nigeria Send Them Come © Vocal Slender
Vocal Slender Owo Yapa Send Them Come © Vocal Slender
Doreen Thobekile Umfolozi London Zulu Mule Satellite
Phone interview with aspiring rap artist Vocal Slender from Nigeria

13th June 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm, also simulcast on Refugee Week Radio

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
K’Naan Wavin'Flag mp3 download  
King Ayisoba Modern Ghanaians Black Stars Ghana’s Hiplife Generation Out Here Records
Oliver N’goma Lusa Best of Oliver Ngoma Noli Productions
Live in the studio Amira Kheir Trio celebrate Refugee Week.
African Boy Lidl Yes We Can – Songs about Leaving Africa Out Here Records
Staff Benda Bilili Moziki Anywhere on this Road Warner Classics & Jazz
Studio guest Kate Hughes, Policy and Campaigns Officer of Woman To Woman, talks about the Run For Congo raising funds and awareness for support initiatives for Congolese women who face constant assault.
Mimitah Tata Muasi Tata Muasi Motherland Records
Dobet Gnahore ft Vusi Mahlasela Kokpa Djekpa La You Contre Jour

20th June 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm, also simulcast on Refugee Week Radio

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars Livingstone Rise and Shine Cumbancha
Miguel Yamba (presents) Premier Rendez-vous Karamba Lusafrica
Carlou D Meun Nako Def Muzikr World Village
Pre-recorded interview with Moroccan multimedia artist Bouchra Khalili whose Journeys #1,#2 & #3 are a central part of a major exhibition of 8 artists entitled Whose Map is It? at INIVA, Rivington Place
Busi Mhlongo Yehlisan’Umoya Ma-Afrika Rough Guide to South Africa World Music Network
Vicky (Busi) Mhlongo Jabula’s Happiness South African Funk Nascente
Julian Bahula Mandela Village Wind of Change Gallo Records
Phone interview with Frank Williams about Amos Trust’s involvement with street children
Sonia M’Barek Noubet el Khadra Voix des Femmes ©Voix des Femmes 2004

27th June 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Wanlov the Kubolor In Ghana Green Card Pidgen Music
(Le Cinema de) Manu Dibango Les promesses AfricaVision Volume 3 Buda Musique
Carlou D Yaaboyo Muzikr World Village
Pre-recorded interview with Carlou D formerly of Senegal's hip-hop pioneers Positive Black Soul. He has an absolutely brilliant album Muzikr (World Village) out on 28th June.
Carlou D Fimadjar Muzikr World Village
Taara Lebonne Lebonne Lippon © Taara
Henri Gaobi Abongo Kaago © Henri Gaobi
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Torin Torin I Speak Fula Out Here Records

4th July 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Maika Munan Megarumba Asksanti Sana Best of Africa Productions
Grupo Lokito Esengo Ya Ko Bina The Rough Guide to African Street Party World Music Network
Fode Baro Koulako Camara Liberation Lusafrica
Myriam Makeba Malcolm X En Public en Paris et Conakry Sonodisc
Mimitah Tata Muasi Tata Muasi EP Motherland Records
Studio guest Sona Jobarteh discusses her role as music sculptor of the new Halaqa film 'Motherland' and her new album in progress.
Sona Jobarteh Enat Hager Motherland Soundtrack © Sona Jobarteh
(Halaqah Films)
Sona Jobarteh Kemet Motherland Soundtrack © Sona Jobarteh
(Halaqah Films)
Sona Jobarteh Souye Fasiya © Sona Jobarteh
Hadja Kouyate Barra Yilimalo Frikiwa

11th July 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Manu Dibango A Freak sans Fric Essential Recordings Manteca
Muntu Valdo L’Afrique & Son Beat Gods and Devils © Muntu Valdo
Johnny Clegg Ibhola Lethu Spirit is the Journey Rhythm Safari
Maika Munan Kaiba Saint Cro Afric Music
Apagya Show Band Mumunde Afro-Beat Airways Analog Africa
David Fanshawe African Sanctus African Sanctus - Bwala Dance of Uganda Phonogram Ltd
Salif Keita Katolon Moffou Universal Music
Poppy Seed feat. Mosi Conde Motherland Motherland Soundtrack © Poppy Seed
(Halaqah Films)

18th July 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Mr Mandela Trenton & Free Radical mp3 download  
Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars Dununya Rise and Shine Cumbancha
Toumast Kik Ayittma Ishumar Real World Records
Cheikh Lo Ne Parti Pas Jamm World Circuit
Studio interview with rapper M3nsa who shares news about the premier of the film 'Cos ov Moni' he and Wanlov made - the world's first Ghanaian pidgin hip hop musical drama.
Wanlov + M3nsa Coz ov Moni 'Coz ov Moni' Sound Track Pidgen Music, Luu Vision
M3nsa No. 1 Mango Street No. 1 Mango Street Instrum3nsa
Calypso Rose Under the Mango Tree Calypso Rose Tobago
Juwon Ogungbe Keep on being my own man   © Juwon Ogungbe
Studio interview + song ‘Ore Meta’ with Juwon Ogungbe, composer, music educator and opera singer talks about his lead role in the London strand of Sing Up - the national initiative to make singing accessible to thousands of children.
J.H. Kwabena Nketia Dagomba Towards an African Pianism - an anthology of keyboard music from Africa and the Diaspora, Volume 1 © J.H. Kwabena Nketia

25th July 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Fula Flutes Tara Mansa America Completely Nuts Music
Atonga Zimba That is the woman I love Sakunne Sounds © Atongo Zimba
Dudu Pukwana Madodana Zila ‘86 Jika Records
Miriam Makeba Ntyilo Ntyilo Her Essential Recordings Manteca
Cast of Ipi Tombi Soweto Ipi N’Tombi Galaxy
Seeds of Creation Axit Melit World City Music Village © Seddik Zebiri (Cultural Co-operation)
Pre-recorded interview with Esther Polak whose “NomadicMILK” looking at milk distribution by Fulani farmers and by drivers was part of the Whose Map is it? Exhibition at INIVA exploring cartography as an artistic medium.
Bebe Manga Ami O Ami Oyomiya Star Musique
Dobet Gnahore Nko Djekpa La You Contre Jour

8th August 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Al Andaluz Project Un Sirventes Novel Al Masaya Galileo Records
Herbie Hancock Tamatant Tilay/Exodus The Imagine Porject Hancock Records
Dobet Gahore Deka Djekpa La You Contre Jour
Pre-recorded interview with Dobet Gnahore, originally from Cote D’Ivoire, at WOMAD
Seckou Keita Quartet Afo Afro-mandinka Soul Arc Music
Steven Sogo Il Est Beau Mon Pays Il Est Beau Mon Pays Fidjo Music
Pre-recorded interview with Steven Sogo of Burundi at Momos a couple of days after WOMAD
Pre-recorded interview with Moroccan Mustapha Matawi of Orchestre National De Barbes at WOMAD
Orchestre National de Barbes Rod Balek Rendez-vous Barbes Le Chant du Monde
Adjabel Swing Caribbean Journey (Racines 4) Iris Music

5th September 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Khadja Nin Sina Mali, Sina Deni Women of Africa Putumayo
Louis Mhlanga Mari Hakuna Tinganekwane Sheer Sound
The Messengers (J Period & K’Naan) Got my Dream Episode 1 mp3 download  
Waldemar Bastos Agua Do Bengo Renascence World Connection
Studio interview with Atiti Sosimi, founder and CEO of Distinctly Different who introduces the new family board game 'Shhh or Tell It'
Cheikh Lo Bourama Jamm World Circuit
Lobi Traore Siguidialen Rainy Season Blues Glitterhouse Records
Dele Sosimi Gbedu 1 Afrobeat No Go Die! Shanachie

12th September 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Mapumba Mwafwako African Party Putumayo
Tarika Haintany Bibiango Xenophile
Netsayi Kuzanga Chimurenga Soul Militant Prince Records
Laskino et Le Groupe Matchatcha Molamogui

Afro-Rhythms Presents (mp3 download)

 
Mulatu Astatke I Faram Gami I Faram Mulatu Steps Ahead Universal
Tartit Achachore Rough Guide to Desert Blues World Music Network
Samba Toure Ali Farka Songhai Blues: Homage to Ali Farka Toure World Music Network
Amadou & Mariam Je Pense a Toi Best of Universal Records
Sekouba Bambino Famou Sinikan Sonodisc

19th September 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
MC Ni & Theo Vuvuzela promo © MC Ni 2010
Vqee Binti Africa Halua Seest Management
Aziza Brahim Regresso Listen to the Banned (Freemuse & Deeyah present) Freemuse : Distribution Grappa
Studio interview with Soukous Maestro Nsimba Foggis from DRC who, with his band Taxi Pata Pata, was the first UK based African artist to have a Radio 1 session (includes acoustic versions of Melodie K & Maria Chantalle)
Nsimba Foggis & Taxi Pata Pata Voyage d’Allenga Ma-Kumba Nyrangongo Records
Studio interview and live session with Gambian percussion master Musa M’Boob whose new album ‘Haral’ takes ancestral rhythms into a new 21st century significance.
Musa Mboob Faro Haral © Musa M’Boob
Manu Dibango Miss Chavacha From Africa Blue Moon

26th September 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Asmara All Stars Gwaila International Eritrea’s Got Soul Out Here Records
various, feat. Djelimady Tounkara La Culebra AfroCubism World Circuit
Thandiswa Thonga Lam Ibokwe Gallo Records
Phone interview with Oliver Jones, Artistic Director of stage adaptation of Beverley Naidoo's book 'Burn My Heart', currently touring the UK.
Francis Macharia Gikuyu na Mumbi Before Benga 1: Kenya Dry © Original Music
Studio interview and live session (including Respect Humans Before God): Atongo Zimba from Ghana with his two-stringed Koloko which has amazing versatility.
Grupo Lokito Sans Frontières Esengo Ya Kobina Malecon Music

Clearspot, 12th October 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Fela Kuti J’ehin J’ehin Shakara Wrasse Records
Sandra Izadore Excerpts of Fela (feat Fela Kuti) Excerpts of Fela Vol 1 SMB Entertainment
Studio guest Dele Sosimi talks about the celebrations for Fela Kuti's birthday at London's Jazz Cafe and the musical Fela! at the National Theatre (6th November onwards) of which he is musical director.
Dele Sosimi Local Champion Radio Edit © Dele Sosimi Music
Dele Sosimi Di Bombs Sound Affects Africa Bottletop
Ras PAC Rhythmic Altered State Best Seven/Sonar Kollectiv
Ayetoro Yoruba Boyz Club The Afrobeat Chronicles Vol 1 © Funsho Ogundipe
Phone interview with award-winning author Beverley Naidoo in which she talks about researching for her novel ‘The Other Side of Truth’.
Simphiwe Dana Fela’s Azania Kulture Noir Gallo Records
Phone interview with Femi Elufowoju, Jr about his recent theatre productions.

Clearspot, 21st October 2010 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Tiken Jah Fakoly Initie African Revolution Wrasse Records
Amina Annabi Le Dernier Qui a Parle Yalil Mercury (France)
Ballake Cissoko & Vincent Segal Wo Yé N'Gnougobine Chamber Music No Format
Ingamadji Binon AfricaVision Vol 2 Buda Musique
  Unlikely Heroes music from the film 'Africa United' mp3 from Bernie Gardner
  Boyz Gone Fishin music from the film 'Africa United' mp3 from Bernie Gardner
Tiris Ma Zein Wadna (Our Beautiful River) Sandtracks © Sandblast
Hasna el Becharia Khawa Smaa Smaa Lusafrica
Souad Massi A Letter to Si H’Med O Houria Wrasse Records
Miriam Makeba Kilimanjaro Africa BMG Music

Clearspot, 25th November 2011 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa Salabati Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa General Pattern
Orchestre CVD Rog Mik Africa Bambara Mystic Soul The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 Analog Africa
Sona Jobarteh Musow Fasiya West African Guild Records
Femi Temowo Felicia’s Song Orin Meta Femitone Records
Correspondent Emma Midgely spoke to velvet-toned Afrosoul singer Ola Onabule at the Bloomsbury Theatre during the 21st London African Music Festival in September 2011
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