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Series 1: 4th October - 20th December 2005 here
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Series 4: 19th July - 18th December 2007 here
Series 6: 2010 here
Current Series (2012) here
Series 5: 17th January 2008 - 3rd November 2009 below
17th January 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Tarika Bon annee D Sakay
Konono No. 1 Key Isa Langa Live at Couleur Café Live at Couleur Café
Geoffrey Oryema Makambo Long Way Down Real World
Toumani Diabate Cantelowes The Mandé Variations World Circuit
Toumani Diabate El Nabiyouna The Mandé Variations World Circuit
Laye Sow Boonoo Sound of the World Wrasse
Steve Reid ensemble Don’t Look Back Daxaar Domino

24th January 2008 on Open Air fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Thomas Mapfumo Marudzi Nemarudzi Long Way Down Real World
Jean Bosco Safari ya Mupenzi Mwenda wa Bayeke Lee Thorp Entertainment
Deyess La Vie Little Goddess Sterns
Yunasi   Nairobi – Sound of Sesube PROMO © Yunasi 2007
Eneida Marta Garandessa Lope Kai Iris
Interview with Dzifa Benson – spoken word artist taking part in Translations + Poem
Byron Wallen Exaltation Meeting Ground Twilight Jaguar
Jonny Ragga Give me the key Give me the key Mango Records
Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective Watina Watina Cumbancha
Fatima Taba’mrante Ikks uzllay i tfilit Voix De Femmes VDF

24th January 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Yaaba Funk Give me the Nyash Promo Track Promo © Yaaba Funk
Tabu Ley Rochereau Savon Omo The Voice of Lightness Sterns
Burhan Ocal / Spark Bogazici (Bosporus)/escape from alumut DJ Shazam’s Mediterranean Moondance edit Promo 2006
Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective Watina Watina Cumbancha
Interview with Dzifa Benson – spoken word artist taking part in Translations + Poem
Dele Sosimi Omo Mo Gba Ti E Identity Helico Records
Cassandra Wilson Come on in my kitchen Blue Light Til Dawn Blue Note
Byron Wallen Sailor of the Sands Meeting Ground Twilight Jaguar

31st January 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Loukassa Ya Mbongo Marie Jose Lightning over the river Nascente
Groupo Lokito Musica Popula Gozando Com Lokito! © Jose Ndelo & Sara McGuinness
Marijah Never give up on your dream Mystic Angel Marijah Music
Les Amazones de Guineée Salimou Au Coeur de Paris Syliphone / Syllart
N'Deye Mami Wata Les Maitres de la Parole © Tabala Productions
Interview with N'Deye, rising star from Guinée
N'Deye Nanfoulen Les Maitres de la Parole © Tabala Productions
Les Amazones de Guinée Deni Wana Wamato Sterns Africa
Eardrum Dreamist Back To Now Eardrum

7th February 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Natalie Natiembe Tangaz pa tro for Marabi Africa Marabi
Fantazia Irgazen L’agnawa Mul Sheshe World Village
Annie-Flore Batchiellilys Missoli Afrique mon toit Annie-Flore Batchiellilys
Sola Akingbola Ninu Opon Ori Tiwa Routes to Roots ARC Music
Interview with Sola Akingbola, percussionist with Jamiroquai
Jamiroquai Space Cowboy Return of the Space Cowboy Sony
Sola Akingbola Olukumi Routes to Roots ARC Music
Helen McDonald Trio with Vladimir Miller and Trevor Antonio African Landscape A New Dawn Promo © 2008

7th February 2008 on Open Air fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
HKB Finn Light In The Shade of Darkness Light In The Shade of Darkness Alter Native Studios
Dobet Gnahore Djiguene Na Afriki Contre Jour
Bembeya Jazz Bembeya Marabi Africa Marabi
Annie-Flore Batchiellilys U ya ketsoiss Afrique mon toit Annie-Flore Batchiellilys
Joseph Modi In Kadugli Rough Guide to the Music of Sudan World Music Network
Didinga Singer Ee Wayi Ee Wayi, Hauya Agreement Tilalouni Rough Guide to the Music of Sudan World Music Network
T’fauiste Tenere Live recording at Horn of Africa Regional Pastoralists Gathering in Qasr Demby, Yabella Oromomia, S Ethiopia © 2006
Interview with Journalist/Photographer/Conflict Reconciliation Consultant Peter Moszinsky
Salamat Mambo El Soudani The Rough Guide to the Music of North Africa World Music Network
Soweto Gospel Choir Amahlati South African Gospel ARC Music
Mbilia Bel Nakeyi Nairobi Bel Canto Sterns

14th February 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Mbilia Bel Yamba Ngai Bel Canto Sterns
Think Of One Alela Minena Camping Shaâbi Crammed Discs
Positive Black Soul with Aminata Fall Boul Falé And The World’s All Yours (Compilation) Débutante
HKB FiNN SENSUAL AFRiKAN WOMAN (S.A.W.) LiGHT iN THE SHADE OF DARKNESS ALTER NATiVE STUDiOS
Interview with HKB FiNN and MAYA JOBARTEH profiling HKB’s new album
HKB FiNN WATCH YOUR BACK LiGHT iN THE SHADE OF DARKNESS ALTER NATiVE STUDiOS
Angelique Kidjo Djin Djin Djin Djin Razor & Tie

21st February 2008 on Open Air fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Menwar Sizann Marabi Africa Marabi
Tarika Cocorico D Sakay/Rogue Productions
Salif Keita Laban M’Bemba Universal Music France
Salif Keita Sina Soro Sterns
Simphiwe Dana Ndiredi Zandisile Gallo
Awadi Sunugaal Sunugaal Mr Bongo
Interview with Awadi, Sengalese Hip Hop pioneer, recorded during a UK wide tour as part of African Soul Rebels alongside Salif Keita and Tony Allen
Awadi East West Connection Sunugaal Mr Bongo

21st February 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Sam Mangwana Kiyedi Sam Mangwana sings Dino Vangu Stern's Music
Salif Keita Ladji M’Bemba Universal Music France
Awadi J'accuse Sunugaal Mr Bongo Records
Interview with Awadi, Sengalese Hip Hop pioneer, recorded during a UK wide tour as part of African Soul Rebels alongside Salif Keita and Tony Allen
Awadi Rosa Sunugaal Mr Bongo Records
Gabo Brown & Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo It's a Vanity African Scream Contest Analog Africa
Souad Massi Hayati (My Life) Souad Massi: Live Acoustic 2007 Wrasse Records

28th February 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Madeka Mokote African Groove Putumayo
Think of One Antwerp Shaabi   Camping Shaabi  Crammed Discs
Khaled with Lady Laistee Mon Premier Amour Best of Wrasse Records
Rajery Tandremo Sofera Marabi
Studio interview with Charlie Dark
King Sunny Ade Ja Funmi JuJu Music Island Records
K'rimpong & his Cubano Fiestas Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu Afro Rock Vol 1 Kona Records
Atongo Zimba    Having a Party Barefoot in the Sand Hippo Records

6th March 2008 on Open Air fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Angelique Kidjo Bahia Women of Africa Putumayo
Vakoka with Hanitra Era Think Global: Women of Africa World Music Network
Saida Karoli Maria Salome Zanzibar Festival Classics Fourth World
Simphiwe Dana Bantu Biko Street The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street Gallo
Pre-recorded interview with Simphiwe Dana, South African vocalist
Simphiwe Dana Lifestile Zegolide The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street Gallo
Amy Sacko Integration Dakan © 2008
Bole 2 Harlem Aye Bellew Bole 2 Harlem vol 1 Sounds of the Mushroom
Garifuna Women’s Project Barubana yagien Umalali Cumbancha

6th March 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Amy Sacko Dakan Dakan © 2008
Garifuna Women’s Project Yunduya Weyu Umalali Cumbancha
Simphiwe Dana Bantu Biko Street The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street Gallo
Pre-recorded interview with Simphiwe Dana, South African vocalist
Simphiwe Dana Lifestile Zegolide The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street Gallo
Souad Massi Soon Honeysuckle Wrasse Records
Pre-recorded interview with Souad Massi ahead of her talk and solo acoustic set at 'From Tangiers to Tehran' Women's Film Festival
Souad Massi Hayati (My Life) Souad Massi: Live Acoustic 2007 Wrasse Records

13th March 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Nino Galissa Isaac Africa Today Ventilador Music
Massukos Mudacia Wana Bumping Poo Productions Ltd
Pre-recorded interview with Teresa Prata award-winning director of Sleepwalking Land, a magical film set in war-ravaged Mozambique
Mayra Andrade Lapidu Na Bo Navega Sterns
Ska Cubano Tungarará (Amir Arab remix) Ajiaco (The Remix Album) Casino Sounds
Thomas Mapfumo Ndodya Marasha /
I’m Mad As Hell
Rise Up Real World
Watcha Clan Eli Diaspora Hi-Fi Piranha
Doreen Thobekile Hambanami London Zulu Mule Satellite Records

20th March 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Oliver Mtukudzi  Kumirira nekumirira Tsimba Itsoka
Heads Up
Children of Agape Choir Pigogo We are Together EMI
Dee Dee Bridgewater No More (Bambo) Red Earth DDB Records
Miriam Makeba Ntyilo Ntyilo Her Essential Recordings Manteca
Interview with Samy Ben Redjeb compiler of African Scream Contest who brought some vintage 45s to play
El Rego et Ses Commandos Se Na Min African Scream Contest Analog Africa
Artur Nunes Dituzé - rebita R.
Julian y su Combo Enyere Kumbara - INS
Conjunto Mindelo Arranca Sola - Ngola LD 233
Hal Singer and Jeff Gilson The High Life Soul of Africa Kindred Spirits

27th March 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
The Collaboration ft Chiwoniso Urombo Zanzibar Festival Classics Fourth World
Wendo Kolosoy Rumba On the Rumba River Marabi
Pre-recorded interview with director/actor Lucian Msamati star of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Asa (Asha) Eye Adeba Asa (Asha) Asa (Asha) Dramatico

Pre-recorded interview with Alfredo Jaar: Chilean artist based in New York discusses his installations challenging portrayals of Africa and the power of the image.

'Muxima' has been recorded by many Angolan musicians and we included tracks by
Beto d'Almeida, Paulo d'Oliviero and:
Ruy Mingas Muxima Monangambé Strauss Records
Richard Bona O Sen Sen Sen Tiki Universal Music France
Delhi to Dublin African Odyssey Delhi to Dublin © d2d 2007

3rd April 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Erkin Arslan Africana African Garden Lola's World
Afroganic ft Malaika Yani Black Stars Out Here Records
Grupo Lokito Esengo ya Ko Bina Rough Guide to African Street Party World Music Network
Manu Dibango Doctor Bird Essential Recordings Manteca
Cecile Kayirebwa Ikinyangwe Ibihozo Ceka I Rwanda 2006
Pre-recorded interview with Zina Saro-Wiwa Creative Consultant African Centre and leading mezzo-soprano/music director Josephine Amankwah
Kinobe Wagongolo Soul Language Multicultural Media

10th April 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Mamani Keita & Nicolas Repac Lado Yelema No Format!
Rachid Taha Bent Sahra The Definitive Collection Wrasse Records
Fusing Naked Beats Ru'yah ft Sandhya Sanjana & Houria Witness of the World Just Play Records
Yaaba Funk live in the studio Me Nye Me Dofu (Appreciate what you have today, for it may not be there tomorrow) © Yaaba Funk 2008
Interview and live session with Yaaba Funk - Ghanaian 70's/London 00's style
Yaaba Funk live in the studio Oman Foa (Let's Celebrate) © Yaaba Funk 2008
Andy Palacio Beiba Watina Cumbancha
The Wings Odinigbo Psychedlic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970's Nigeria Soundway Records
Tinariwen Mano Dayak Aman Iman: Water is Life Independiente/ Emma

17th April 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Rukiza Okera Khadija African Garden Lola's World
Baaba Maal + Taj Mahal ft Kaouding Cissoko + Antibalas Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am Red Hot and Riot Red Hot and Riot Organization
Leni Stern Ousmane Africa Leni Stern Recordings
Studio interview with Tobias Stürmer talking about the music programme he set up in the Casamance region of Senegal with Diola musicians
Batiyaye Nanky La Musique Diola Volume 1 Empowerment Works
La Chorale de Kartiak Maria La Musique Diola Volume 1 Empowerment Works
Sindola Fatou Bassene La Musique Diola Volume 1 Empowerment Works
Oumar Dieme Kagnalene La Musique Diola Volume 1 Empowerment Works
Zuzana Novak Nhemamusasa promo © Zuzana Novak

24th April 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Charlotte Mbango Konkai Makossa Afrique Dynamique Nascente
Balla et ses Balladins Toure The Syliphone Years Sterns Africa
Soweto Gospel Choir Pride In the Name of Love Africa Celebrates U2 Wrasse
Toumani Diabate Ismael Drame The Mande Variations World Circuit
Mario Lucio Maria na Spedju Badyo Harmonia
Colombiafrica - the Mystic Orchestra Mama Africa African Street Party World Music Network
Kinobe Wagongolo Soul Language Multicultural Media
Adesose Wallace Healer Man When Shall We Learn? © AW 2007
Nawal Hima Women of Africa Putumayo

1st May 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Sister Fa Many Lessons Many Lessons Piranha
So Kalmery Brakka, I'm calling from Africa Africa Vision Vol. 1 Buda Musique
Etran Finatwa Iguefan Desert Crossroads World Music Network
Vieux Farka Toure Sangare (remixed by DJ Center) VFT Remixed UFOs over Bamako Modiba
Rei Helder Mariquinha Best of Kizomba mixed by DJ Danilo ViDisco
Cabo Verde La Coladeira La Coladeira Wagram Village
Bonga Sodade    
Frances Ladrefau Pa Zinge Akiyo Ade men pon demen

8th May 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Tshala Muana Mulopo African Acoustic Sono Africa
Muntu Valdo Gods and devils Gods and Devils Amakemit
Wasis Diop Let it go Judu bek Wrasse Records
Valerie Kimani Sirudi tena Baisikeli Gallo Records
Live session from Gambian drummers Ruhabi and interview with David Smith of Outhouse and members of Ruhabi
Outhouse Ruhabia Kaalack Recorded live at the Cheltenham Festival 08 © Outhouse Ruhabi
Tata Dindin Jobarteh Jara dinke Kanaké Abuko/sam
Patrice Africanize dem Nile SUPOWmusic/ Universal

15th May 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Valerie Kimani Fever Baisikeli Gallo Records
Salena Godden and BREIS The Promise of Gold Two Five: vinyl to download Apples & Snakes
Abdullah Ibrahim Mannenberg Amandla! ATO Records
Sekou Keita SKQ Mande-Arab The Silimbo Passage World Artventures
Leni Stern Aman Iman Africa Leni Stern Recordings
Interviews with internationally acclaimed guitarist/singer songwriter Leni Stern and Amy Sacko, the voice of Ngoni Ba - who has a world class career of her own. The two are closely connected; Leni has immersed herself in African music, collaborating with Amy Sacko on her latest albums.
Natacha Atlas & the Mazeeka Ensemble Black Is The Colour Ana Hina World Village

22nd May 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Manu Dibango Abele Dance Essential Recordings Manteca
Zena Edwards and Jamie Moon In Other Words Two Five: vinyl to download Apples and Snakes
Atongo Zimba Saa Pouh Kaahahka Barefoot in the Sand Hippo Records
Phone interview with Stuart Comer, Curator Tate Modern evening of rare films
by Djibril Diop Mambéty
Modeste Asio Farany Modeste Space Shop Records
Studio interview with Kadija George - Artistic Director Word From Africa/Editor and publisher SableLit Mag and Award winning writer Molara Wood
Angelique Kidjo Congoléo Oyaya Columbia
Salif Keita Africa Africa Palm Pictures

29th May 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Les Troubadours de Brazza Zangoula Brazza Marabi
Orchestra Baobab Pape Ndiaye Made in Dakaar World Circuit
Sekou Keita Miniyamba SKQ: The Silimbo Passage World Artventur
Lucky Star Duniani Nyota  Globe style
Studio interview with ceramic sculptor and professor Magdalene Odundo, participating artist in 'Angaza Afrika - African Art Now' exhibition at the October Gallery, and Chris Spring, curator of the African galleries at the British Museum and author of book 'Angaza Afrika'
Cultural Music Club of Zanzibar Mbuzi Taarab Music of Zanzibar Vol.4
Globe style
Alison Krauss Down to the River O Brother where art thou? Mercury Records Inc
Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli Demisenoun Electro Bamako Universal Classics, France

5th June 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Les Troubadours de Brazza Brazza Brazza Marabi
Franco Liberte The Very Best of the Rumba Giant of Zaire Manteca
Freshly Ground Pot belly Ma cheri Freeground Records
El Haj N'Diaye Tokoroni Geej Marabi
El Haj N'Diaye Boor Yi Geej Marabi
Busi Ncube Makhumalo Life at Home
Thulani Promotions
Pre-recorded phone interview with reggae artist Alpha Blondy whose storming new album Jah Victory (which introduces kora, bagpipes and rock idioms into message reggae) marks a new phase of peace in his home country, Ivory Coast
Alpha Blondy Le Bal Des Combattus Jah Victory Mediacom
Alpha Blondy Demain T'appartient Jah Victory Mediacom

19th June 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Candido Fabre De Cuba Vengo Y Cubano Soy Cubana Soy Tumi Music
Burkina Electric Mdolé Beyond the Horizon Warner Classics and Jazz
Busi Ncube Ngizomkhumbula Malaisha Thulani Promotions
Pre-recorded interview with Zimbabwean Busi Ncube after she had been on stage with her band at Africa Day in London.
Muntu Valdo Di Sibi Live in the studio © Muntu Valdo
Interview with Cameroonian multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter Muntu Valdo who is well known to WOMAD audiences and has just settled in London.
The live tracks are also on Muntu Valdo's album 'Gods and Devils' on his own Amerkernit label.
Muntu Valdo Léta Live in the studio © Muntu Valdo

28th June 2008 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
The Specials Nelson Mandela Mandela Universal-Island Records
Massukos Niassa Bumping Poo Productions Ltd
Robert Falk Tshala Xelu Sowu Sabam
Sir Victor Uwaifo Madaka Guitar-Boy Superstar 1970-76 Soundway
Pre-recorded interview with Guinean kora player N'Faly Kouyate, while in London with his band Dunyakan
N'Faly Kouyate Love hyppo Tunya Galileo MC
MO-DJ Dosso MO-DJ Sampler All Other
Asheber Time traveller Time Traveller - Returning Thru The Door of No Return Promo EP © Elephant Walk 2007

Clear Spot 23rd October 2008 on 104.4 Resonance fm

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Femi Kuti Let's make history Day by Day Wrasse Records
Chiwoniso Listen to the breeze Rebel Woman Cumbancha
Samba Mapangala Obama ubarikiwe mp3 Download  -
Pre-recorded interview with Kenge Kenge band backstage at WOMAD Charlton Park 2008
Rokia Traoré Zen Tchamantché Nonesuch
Pre-recorded interview with Nigerian artist Nnenna Okore at the October Gallery discussing freeform art and her solo exhibition ' Ulukububa - Infinite Flow'
Fela Kuti Black Man's Cry Anthology 1 Wrasse Records
Wanlov Human being Green card Pidgen Music
Studio session and interview with forthright Ghanaian hiplifester Wanlov the Kubolor previewing his new album 'Green Card'
Pre-recorded interview with Souléymane Sy Savané, lead actor in film Goodbye Solo
Mounira Mitchala Darna Talou Lena Marabi

13th November 2008 (1) on Open Air fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Wachm' N-Hit
Larbi
Experience Morocco
Nascente
Mounira Mitchala Dorna Talou Lena Marabi
Yusa Conga Pasajero
Haiku
Tumi Music
Rokia Traore Tounka Tchamantché Nonesuch
Afous Afous
Por Ti Sere
O:I. O:I.
Cinq Cinq
Amadou Sodia Dembo Ca Va Se Savoir Sterns Music
Kante Manfila L'Unite Ni Kanu EMI
Buika
Nina De Fuego
Nina De Fuego
Warner Music
Sweet Lorraine
Cascade
The truth is
Mabu Records
Pre-recorded interview with Souléymane Sy Savané, lead actor in film 'Goodbye Solo'
Amp Fiddler, Sly & Robbie
Blackhouse (paint the Whitehouse Black)
Inspiration Information
Strut
Yaabafunk
Oman Foa (Let's Celebrate)
Nyash! E Go Bite You EP
promo

13th November 2008 (2) on Open Air fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Myriam Makeba
Kilimanjaro
En Publica Paris et Conakry
Sonodisc
Chiwoniso
Rebel Woman
Rebel Woman
Cumbancha
Mapumba
Mwafwako
African party
Putumayo
Fatai Rolling Dollar
Awure banza
Rough Guide to African Party World Music network
Waldemar Bastos
Muxima
Pretaluz (backlight)
Luaka Bop
Waldemar Bastos
Kuribota
Pretaluz (backlight)
Luaka Bop
Waldemar Bastos
Agua do bengo
Renascence
World Connection
Bonga
Mana Minga
Bairro
Lusafrica
U-Cef
Kalzoom (inta Omri) feat Amin Annabi
Halalwood
Crammed Disc
Speed Caravan
Qat Market
Kalashnik Love New Bled
Latin Dub Sound System

Siempre Sere
LDSS
promo
Nahini Doumbia
Mandiani Kognumanlon
promo

27th November 2008 (1) on Open Air fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Samba Mapangala & Virunga
Sister Ali
African Classics
Sheer Sound
Mpongo Love
Bakake
Souvenirs Souvenirs
Syllart
Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80
Think Africa
Many Things
Tot ou Tard

Femi Kuti
Demo Crazy
Day By Day
Wrasse Records
Fela Kuti
Highlife Time
Anthology 1
Wrasse Records
Sweet Talks
Angelina
Hollywood Highlife Party
Popular African Music
Mensa
When It Rains
Promo
 
Studio interview with Mensa, one of Ghana's top young producers working with new talent like Wanlov and established artists like Reggie Rockstone. His father co-founded Osibisa and he is making waves with his own material combining hiplife, rare groove and vintage Ghanaian roots music. His debut album is out early in 2009.
Mensa
Anoma feat. Cage promo
Promo
 
Mensa
Games We Play feat. Tumi Ansa
Promo
 
Wunmi

Woman Child
ALA
Documented

27th November 2008 (2) on Open Air fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Terakaft Amdagh Akh Issudar
World Village
Toumast
Amidinine
Ishumar Real World
Stella Chiweshe Ndondopetera
Ndondopetera Gema
Issa Bagayogo
Ahe Sira Bila Mali Koura Six Degrees
Chiwoniso Vanorapa Rebel Woman Cumbancha
Interview with Chiwoniso recorded at Momo's
Voodoo Gang Mixed Emotions Couleur Café R&R (Rats n Ravens
Eccodek Behind The Mask
Shiva Boom
White Swans
Dub Colossus Tizita Dub
A Town Called Addis
Real World

11th December 2008 (1) on Open Air fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Bi Kidude
Beru
African Cavalcade: The Glory Days of African Music
RetroAfric
Sir Victor Uwaifo
Idogo
Idogo
Soundway
Dub Colossus Azmari Dub A Town Called Addis Real World
Yoruba Jazz People
Haruna isola
promo
© 1999
Sola Akinbola
Ori Ni Kan
Roots to Routes
Arc Music
Studio interview with award winning actor Jimmy Akinbola (Recently starred in Othello)
Fela and Africa 70
Zombie
Zombie
Wrasse Records

11th December 2008 (2) on Open Air fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Oumou Sangare
Senkele Le Sira
Seya
World Circuit
Onyeka Onwenu
Iyogogo
Golden Songs Vol 2
Premier Records
Chidinma Okafar
Omeniwo
Modern Gospel from West Africa
Arc Music
Blessings Nqo
Isillilo Sentandare
Mbube & Gospel from Southern Africa
Arc Music
Moussa Diallo Quartet
I Sinteliya
Acoustic Groove
Gateway Music
Ingamadji Mujos
In Binon
Africa Vision Anthology of African Cinema
Buda Musique
Salif Keita
Folon
Music form Motion Soundtracks
Mk2 Music
Watcha Clan
Goumari
Diaspora Hi-Fi
Piranha
Prerecorded interview with Sista K and Clem from Watcha Clan
Watcha Clan Balkan Quolou
Diaspora Hi-Fi
Piranha
Ganga Fusion
Moussaoui
Experience Morocco (compiled by Dj Umb)
Nascente

9th June 2009 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Baaba Maal Dakar Moon Television Palm Pictures
Milly Namukasa Nsonyiwa Empewo  
Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara Futa Jolo Tell No Lies Real World Records
Prerecorded interview with Nonso Anozie, recently main actor - the Elesin -in Wole Soyinka's play Death and the King's Horseman at the National Theatre
Tony Allen Atuwaba Secret Agent World Circuit
Fatai Rolling Dollar Awure Banza African Street Party World Music Network
Prerecorded interview with Zenib Sedira, one of the UK's leading installation artists. Originally from Algeria she often focusses on outsiders and migration from a covertly political viewpoint. She talks to DJ Debbie about Currents of Time, her major 14 screen work recently exhibited at INIVA
Khalifa Ould Eide & Dimi Mint Abba Independence (Yar Moritani Alek Mubarak Listiqlal) Moorish Music from Mauritania World Circuit

23rd June 2009 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Eric Wainaina with Oliver Mtukudzi Twende Twende Twende Twende Enkare
Les Espoirs de Coronthie La Loi Otro Mundo Warner Music UK
Daby Toure Will you call my name? Call my name Real World Records
Prerecorded interview with truly unique vocalist and guitarist Daby Toure – recorded while on a UK tour earlier in 2009
South African Gospel Singers Mra Khali Rainbow People Jika Records
Studio guest Pinise Saul, lead singer of the South African Gospel Singers, talks about A Night of South African Jazz at Stratford Circus, a reunion of musicians playing the music of Dudu Pukwana
Miriam Makeba UmamUyajabula Otro Mundo Warner Music UK
Nawal Leo ni Leo Aman Nawal.com
Fela Kuti Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am Anthology 1 Wrasse Records
Honore Avolonto & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo Tin Lin Non Legends of Benin Analog Africa
Rose Dede Tetteh Wonju (We are dancing) Baata Michwimie © R DT 1998

19th July 2009 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Sister Fa Sarabah Milyamba Piranha
Ba Cissoko Chauffeur Taxi Seno Sterns
Mongrel Alphabet Assasins Better Than Heavy Wall of Sound
Tabu Ley Rochereau Seli Ja Tabu Ley Real World Records
Transglobal Underground Delta Disco Run Devils and Demons Nascente
Studio Guests Akua Ofosuhene (www.aserendipitousproduction.com) and Frederique Cifuentes (www.taneek.com) talk about their approaches to African filming and review FESPACO
Oumou Sangare Seya Seya World Circuit
Larry McDonald Drums Say Drumquestra MCPR Music
Salma Al Assal Ya Khalil Women Singers of Sudan ARC Music

26th July 2009 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Lura Marinhero Eclipse Lusafrica
Awalé Lafia promo album © Awalé 2009
Amadou and Mariam Be’smi Lah The Magic Couple Wrasse Records
Tanja La Croix Habibi Global Electro Mixed by Shisha Sound System Nascente
Pre-recorded interview with producer Mark Johnson about Playing for Change: Peace Through Music and realising his dream of using music to create a better world.
Playing for Change Band One Love Playing for Change Wrasse Records
Mamadou Barry Soumbaya Niyo World Village
Calypso Rose Back to Africa Calypso Rose World Village
Daby Baldé Sora Introducing Daby Baldé World Music Network
Gino Sitson Super Lerie Song Zin Scalen

2nd August 2009 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Victor Deme Deni Mouke Ila Victor Deme Chapa Blues Records
Victor Deme Le passage de L’Arc à Bouche Victor Deme Chapa Blues Records
Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka House of Hunger House of Hunger  
Anne Wanjie talks to hiphop artist and poet Comrade Fatso from Zimbabwe, pre-recorded in Zanzibar
Mohamed Ilyas Pendo Taarab Chiku-Taku
Interview with festival production stalwart Rosie Carter, recorded at WOMAD.
Hal and Big 5 Uyakhumbala Umoya Halspirit Records
Pre-recorded interview with members of Zambezi Express from Zimbabwe who combine singing, dance and circus skills on stage.
Nneka Come with me No Longer At Ease Yo Mama
Pre-recorded interview with Nneka. Nneka is fiercely proud of her Nigerian origins and uncompromisingly political in her strong songs about love and world politics with an African flavour. Comparerd to Lauren Hill, she is a young talent with a great future.


9th August 2009 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Odadewethu Onyanga Yomnianami Kuyoxaban Amadoda Gallo Records
Kakai Kilonzo Wakumbuke Wazazi Retracing the Benga Rhythm Ketebul Music
Demachena C’est Fou Viva Camino Volume 2 camino.uk.com
Pre-recorded interview with Alice Krige, South African actress who plays Sannie, mother of Sandra, in the film Skin
Ladysmith Black Mambazo ft China Black Swing Low Sweet Chariot Ultimate Collection Wrasse Records
Osibisa Sunshine Day The Very Best of Osibisa Golden Stool
Es-U’Muma Like That Promo © 2009
Anna Mudeka Chiramwiwa (Obedient Boy) Zvachose Tambai

16th August 2009 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Brenda Fassie Vulindlela Africa Palm Pirctures
Syran Mbenza Madeleine Immortal Franco Riverboat Records
Nawal Kweli Kweli © Nawal
Interview (pre-recorded at Sauti za Busara in February 2009) – Anne Wanjie met up with Nawal who is known as The Voice of the Comoros.
Nawal Aman Aman © Nawal
King Masco My Mother's Land My Mother's Land Vetma
Osibisa, the pioneers of African fusion, celebrate 4 decades of music making this year in a career taking in pop and rock chart-toppers as well as worldwide touring. In a pre-recorded interview DJ Debbie spoke to Osibisa founder Teddy Osei and discovered more as the band prepare to launch their new album.
Osibisa One Life Osee Yee Golden Stool

Clearspot 22nd October 2009 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Madeka Miwa No Child Soldiers O+ music
Rafiki Jazz Hilife Mama More Big Muzik from Over There! Koni Music
Orchestra Polyrythmo Minkou E So Non Moin Echos Hypnotique  Analog Africa
Prerecorded interview with internationally acclaimed award winning artist Romauld Hazoume from Benin on the occasion of his exhibition 'Made in Porto Novo' at the October Gallery. Romauld Hazoume is renowned for his use of found petrol canisters and his astute political and metaphysical commentary through his art.
Kezia Jones Lagos New York Nigerian Wood EP Because Music
Pre-recorded interview with Mr Blue Funk himself - guitar supremo and vocalist extraordinaire Keziah Jones, who is as much at home in London and New York as Lagos. He has a new EP out called Nigerian Wood.
Daby Balde performs 2 songs live in the studio. 

Clearspot 3rd November 2009 on Resonance 104.4 fm

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Hugh Masekela Malungelo Phola Four Quarters
Staff Benda Bilili Marguerite Tres Tres Fort Crammed Discs
Baaba Maal ft Ernest Ranglin Koni On the Road Palm Pictures
Studio interview with Nadia Denton, Director of bfm International Film Festival
Keith Waithe Leaf Falling Atentaben Gathering Echoes Essequibo Music
Netsayi (with Zoe Rahman on piano) Refugee Song  Live Recording  © Netsayi
Sooth Sayers Freedom Tangled Roots Red Earth Records
Nneka Heartbeat No Longer At Ease Yo Mama
Miriam Makeba I shall be released (with Nina Simone) Mama Afrika 1932-2008 Gallo