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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 5: 17th January 2008 - 3rd November 2009 here
Series 6: 2010 here
Current Series (2012) here
Series 4: 19th July - 18th December 2007 below
Recording of 19th July 2007 on Open Air Radio

Artist

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Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Malouma Chtib Sound of The World 2007 Warner Music UK
Eneida Marta Na Bu Mons An Afro-Portuguese Odyssey Putumayo
Waell Arabic Violin Diaspora Music London Music Village © Cultural Co-operation 2007
Rail Band Fankante Dankele Soundiata 1 Sterns Africa
N’faly Kouyate & Dunyakan Experience Kora Grooves Arc Music
Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga Nyama Choma Song and Dance Virunga Records
Youssou N’Dour La Femme Est L’Avenir de L’amour Nothing’s in Vain Nonesuch
2Face African Queen (Jazz Version) feat Kunle Face 2 Face Kennis Music
Mbilia Bel Sisi Mandela Contre Ma Volonte Syllart Productions
Busi Mhlongo Song for Doc Respect M.E.L.T.2000

Recording of 26th July 2007 on Open Air Radio

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Zawose & Brook Kuna Kunguni Spirit of Africa Real World Records
Celloman with Thabani Lingani promo © 2007
Pre-recorded interview with Mahammet-Saleh Haroun
Diego Mustapha N’Garade & Ndemkeria Palyo Dong-Ding Music & World Cinema: Africa MK2 Music
Rokia Traore Manian Bowmboi Label Bleu
Live studio performance by Massukos (plus interview)
Gnawa Diffusion El Hadia Souk System D'Jamaz/Warner Jazz France

Recording of 2nd August 2007 on Open Air Radio

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Maika Munan Megarumba Aksanti Sana Best of Africa Productions
African Virtuoses Nanibali Classic Guinean Guitar Group Sterns Africa
Rajery Misahotaka Acoustic Africa Putumayo
Kinobe Nakwagala Nkulaba Soul Language Multicultural Media
Taara Seytane Lebonne Lippon © 2007
Abdou Diop & Le Aynoobe Monde Maaje Kawri © 2007
Sobanza Mimanisa Kiwembo Congotronics 2 Crammed Discs
Orchestre Baka Gbiné Gati Bongo Gati Bongo March Hare Music
Nuru Kane Mariama Sigil Riverboat Records
Antibalas ICE Security Anti

Recording of 9th August 2007 on Open Air Radio: click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Patience Dabany Jalousie Patience Dabany Hemisphere
Mulatu Astatqé Gubèlyé The very best of éthiopiques Union Square
Busi Mhlongo Yehlisan’Umoya Ma-Afrika Rough Guide to the Music of South Africa World Music Network
Pre-recorded interview with Bassekou Kouyate
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba The River Tune Segu Blue Out Here Records
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Andra’s Song Segu Blue Out Here Records
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Segu Blue Segu Blue Out Here Records
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Sinsani feat Kassemady Diabate Segu Blue Out Here Records
Bjork feat. Tiumani Diabate Hope Volta One Little Indian
Beta Simon Malian Way Kraity Payan Guez Nocturne
Fela Kuti Go Slow Fela Originals Wrasse Records

Recording of 16th August 2007 on Open Air Radio

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Malouma Nebine Nour Marabi Productions
Nahawa Doumbia Sogodounu Le Mandingue Empire de la Musique Marabi Productions
Kinobe Bakulimba Soul Language Multicultural Media
Wunmi Crossover (Commercialism) A.L.A Document Records
Studio interview with Wumni
Wunmi Woman Child A.L.A Document Records
Raw Artistic Soul Feat Wunmi Oya O   promo © 2007
Ty Feat Wunmi & Dele Sosimi Sweating For Your Salary Closer Big Dada
Franco et Son Tout Puissant OK Jazz Mario Impala Lounge II Paris Wagram Music
Madilu System Blessure D’Amour African Suite Part 1, Congo Next Music/Sono
Kekele Tapale Kinavana Sterns Africa
Africando Mario Kekutuba Sterns Africa

Recording of 23rd August 2007 on Open Air Radio

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Teddy Afro      
Ismael Lo Africa Democratie Dabah Wrasse
Mariana Ramos Mocos di Gala Bibia Lusafrica
Percussion Discussion Africa Nakawunde   © Percussion Discussion Africa
Pre-recorded interview with Herman Ssewanyana and Michael Musoke from Ugandan band Percussion Discussion Africa
Percussion Discussion Africa Special Olympics   © Percussion Discussion Africa 
Percussion Discussion Africa Mw'Africa Ye   © Percussion Discussion Africa 
M'Passi Sailo Jua Cantos
Bembeya Jazz Whiskey Soda Rough Guide to West African Gold World Music Network

Recording of 30th August 2007 on Open Air Radio

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Selaelo Selota I've been waiting Stories Lived & Told C-Lota
Thabani Right 2 Demonstrate Mind is aRebel Cargo Records
Mad Ice Mwanamke Ni Tabia Maneno Recordhouse Mad Stylee
Khadja Nin Sina Mali, Sina Deni Women of Africa Putumayo
Sam Tshabalala Ndzi Tzwile Meadowlands Tropical
Pre-recorded interview with Sam Tshabalala
Sam Tshabalala Meadowlands Meadowlands Tropical
Columbiafrica -The Mystic Orchestra Zarandia Champeta Voodoo Love Inna Champeta Land Riverboat Records / World Music Network
Samputu We Are Beautiful   © JP Samputu 2007
Orchestra Baobab Ami Kita Bay Made in Dakar World Circuit Records
Cheb Nacim Ache Dani N'andou Ache Dane N'khaltou Algerian Rai ARC Music
Maiuko Mozambique Different Wars Real Life Ltd

Recording of 31st August 2007 on Open Air Radio

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Asika Modibo Ou va l'Afrique African Moves volume 3 Sterns
Ras Dumisani & Afrikhana Universal Message Anthology Sankofa Blackstar
Djoloff Metite Iawane Emma Productions
Barxino feat Frederico Abuele Can Tunis Gnawa Mix Funkadelica Vol 2 …still dancing to a different drum Green Queen Music(Feel Good Productions)
Nyota Ndogo Harusi Mpenzi Jikoni Studio
Roy Ayers and Fela Kuti 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free (Louie Vega EOL Mix) Africa Plays On Because Music
Djoloff Dokhodeme Iawane Emma Productions
Papa Wema and Koffi Olomide Avion Wake Up Sonodisc
Papa Wemba Le Voyageur Papa Wemba Real World
Saba Furah Jidka Riverboat Records / World Music Network
Netsayi Like Chimurenga Soul Militant Prince Records
Stella Chiweshe Mhandu Ye Hove Double Check Piranha

Recording of 11th October 2007 on Open Air Radio

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Blay Ambolley Simi Rapp Impala Lounge Paris II Wagram Music
Zeep Zeep Dreams Nina Miranda & Chris Franck present Zeep Far Out Recordings
Mayra Andrade Navega Comme S’il Pleuvait Sterns Music
Hallelujah Chicken Run Band Manheru Changamire Take One (1974-79) Analog Africa
Studio interview with Jonny Ragga (Ethiopia) and MI (Nigeria) From British Council Bring the Noise initiative
Jonny Ragga Give me the Key Give me the Key Mango Records
M I War Crowd Mentality EP/CD Chocolate City Music
Bole to Harlem Ensaralen Gojo Bole 2 Harlem Volume 1 World Connection
Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Taj Mahal Mbube Long Walk to Freedom Heads Up

Recording of 18th October 2007 on Open Air Radio

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Mafikizolo Ndihamwe Nawe Sibongile Columbia
Justin Adams, Juldeh Camara Ngamen Soul Science Wayward
Setona Sambala Women of Africa World Music Network
Fantazia Khira (Dj ClicK remix) DJ ClicK “Flavour” No Fridge (Promo)
Solomon Linda Mbube The Story of Solomon Linda Gallo
Ticken Jah Fakoly Ma Cote D’Ivoire The African Wrasse
Interview with Florence Ayisi, Director ‘Zanzibar Soccer Queens’
Madilu Bruno Dika La Bonne Humeur Sterns Music
Adesose Wallace Ka Ranti Africanesque React Music

25th October 2007 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Bembeya Jazz National Air Guinée The Syliphone Years Sterns
Hallelujah Chicken Run Band Gore Iyo Take One (1974-79) Analog Africa
Bole 2 Harlem Ya Selam Volume 1 World Connection
Vieux Farke Touré Dounia (Cheb I Sabbah’s Africa Unite Remix) Remixed: UFOs Over Bamako Remixed: UFOs Over Bamako
Harri Kakoulli Love Exotico Bliss of Gold Six Degrees
Youssou N’Dour Boul Bayekou (composed Ashley Maher) Aslama Day Promo
Ashley Maher Sundiata flying over bridges Spin Wild Records
Tiris El Leil, El Leil (the night, the night) Sandtracks Sandblast
Byron Wallen Sailor of the Sands Meeting Ground Twilight Jaguar
Bassekou Kouyate Segu Blue Segu Blue Out here recs
MDV Keep It Real Roots All Sorts 2 Much Peace & Quiet
Adam Solomon and The Children Of Africa Fisherman’s Blues Roots Rhythms (Magoma Asili) © Adam Solomon 2007
Tiken Jah Fakoly L’Africain (The African) The African Wrasse

Recording of 1st November 2007 on Open Air Radio

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Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

  Les sapes AfricaVision vol 3 Buda Musique
Izé Tronko Di Mundo Kunana Spirit Lusafrica
Habib Koite Africa Afriki Cumbancha
Tseugué-Maryam Guebrou Mother’s Love The very best of éthiopiques Manteca
Sam Mangwana Caro Mabanzo Galo Negro Musidisc
Justin Vali Baobab Les Bambous Cinq Planetes
Baba Ken Okulolo Laba Laba African Playground Putumayo
Julia Sarr & Patrice Larose Guem Set Luna No Format
Susana Baca 13 de mayo espiritu vivo Luaka Bop
Hasna El Becharia Djazaïr Johara + Ah Oeja Djazaïr Johara Label bleu
  Wild man in the city AfricaVision vol 3 Buda Musique

Recording of 8th November 2007 on Open Air Radio

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Tiris Ma Zein Wadna Sandtracks Sandblast
Issa Bagayogo Cieew Mawale (Adham Shaikh’s Dusty Foot remix) Global Dance Floor Six Degrees
Thierno Koite Ecologie Ubite JFC Music
Orchestra Baobab Beni Baraale Made in Dakar World Circuit
Adesose Wallace When shall we learn? When shall we learn? © AW 2007
Studio interview with Adesose Wallace
Adesose Wallace Sikariba Promo © AW 2007
Adesose Wallace Ekabo Welcome home Promo © AW 2007
Virginia Rodrigues Unm Historia de Ifa Nós Hannibal Records
Vusi Mahlasela Tonti Guiding Star Wrasse Records
Fela Kuti Viva Nigeria Viva Nigeria Wrasse Records

15th November 2007 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Orchestra Baobab

Nijaay

Made in Dakar

World Circuit

Cesaria Evora Areia de Salamansa The Spirit of Cape Verde Lusafrica
Juldeh Kamara and Justin Adams Ngamen Soul Science Wayward Records
Souad Massi Matebkiche Acoustic The Best of Souad Massi Wrasse
Vusi Mahlasela River Jordan Guiding Star Wrasse
Pre-recorded interview with Vusi Mahlasela
Vusi Mahlasela Mother Agriqua Jungle of Questions BMG Africa
Vusi Mahlasela How Can It Be? Jungle of Questions BMG Africa
Vieux Farka Toure Diallo feat Ali Farka Toure   Modiba
Pre-recorded interview with Vieux Farka Toure
Vieux Farka Toure Ana (Captain Planet) VFT Remixed UFO's Over Bamako Modiba

22nd November 2007 on Open Air fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Latin Quarter Radio Africa Mundo Africa Sony Music Entertainment
Brenda Fassie Black President Mandela Soundtrack Mango
Ismael Lo Raciste The Balladeer Wrasse Records
Transglobal Underground Cape Thunder Moonshout Mule Satellite Records
Verckys & Veve Nakomitunaka Merveilles du Passé Sonodisc
Warsan My Mother   © Warsan 2007
Magda Sinit Troubles In Love Free To Fly (EP) © Magda Sinit 2007 (Unsigned)
K’Naan My Old Home Dusty Foot Philosopher BMG /Facet
Fela Kuti Water No Get Enemy Fela Kuti Anthology 1 Wrasse Records
Studio Guests: KWAKU – Director Black Music Congress/British Black Music, Broadcaster www.britishblackmusic.com WARSAN – Somalian Poet – currently Farrago Slam Champion 2007 www.myspace.com/farragopoetry PETER MAKURUBE – South African cultural activist, Broadcaster, Music writer/journalist

29th November 2007 on Open Air fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

K’Naan Smile The Dusty Foot Philosopher BMG/Facet
Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Seyi Sholagbade Black Face Nu Afrobeat Experience Ecko Star Music
Kwame Volatile Volatile V2
Nneka Africans Victim of Truth Four Music
Maya Jobarteh aka ‘Sona’ Freedom Journey Promo © 2007 release Jan 2008
Rachid Taha H'asbu-hum Te Ki Toi Wrasse Records
Nii Ayikwei Parkes Our love is here to stay   © Nii Ayikwei Parkes 2007
Mokobé Profitez feat Youssou N’Dour Mon Afrique Msi Music
Maya Jobarteh aka ‘Sona’ Lost My Soul Journey Promo © 2007 release Jan 2008
Anne & Gube Claps & Bow at Brownhill Farm Sanscapes V2 future visions of the bushmen ElectricMELT
Studio Guests: ERIC SOUL: Afro Groov– DJ, Consultant, Cultural Activist www.myspace.com/afrogroov_ericsoul NII AYIKWEI PARKES – Award-winning Poet, Educator www.niiparkes.com MAYA JOBARTEH aka 'SONA’ – International Kora player, Composer, Educator & SOAS student www.myspace.com/sonasoul

3rd December 2007 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Dele Sosimi Turbulent Times Paul Okenfold Remix Sound Affects Africa Mr Bongo Records (in assoc with www.bottletop.org.uk)
Cheb i Sabbah Toura Toure (The Medina Remix) Eden –A Collection of Global Chill Six Degrees
Trilok Gurtu feat Salif Keita & Sabine Kabongo Have We Lost Our Dream The Definitive Trilok Gurtu – 20 Years of Talking Tablas Manteca
Bassekou Kouyate Segu Blue Segu Blue Out Here Recs
Nneka
Quit Victim of Truth Four Music
Cecile Kayirebwa Ikinyange Ibihozo Ceka I Rwanda - 2006
Ty feat Eska Aim For Your Goals Closer Big Dada
De-Indispensables + Junior Reid Free  Promo © 2007
Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry Seven Seconds Seven Seconds (EP) Columbia
Mariana Ramos Filha Minha Mornador Sony BMG
Adesose Wallace Tribute to Fela Kuti When Shall We Learn Tales and Grails (Promo)

Recording of 6th December 2007 on Open Air Radio

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone Kilimanjaro Poro Dance Tamaris
Louis Mhlanga feat. Orchestra Baobab Rhumba All the Way Word Traveller Sheer Sound
Peter Gabriel & Youssou N’Dour Shakin the Tree Mundo Afrika Columbia
Ikwunga Ikeru (Creation) Calabash Vol 1 Rebisi Hut records & Dele Sosimi Music Ltd
Rebecca Malope Happy Birthday Christmas with Rebecca and Friends CCP
Gigi Jerusalem Gold and Wax Palm
Les Kinois Christmas    
Adam Solomon & Tikisa Rehema Mti Wa Maisha (Tree of Life) © Adam Solomon 2006
Cheb I Sabbah Sadats:Saints of Marrakesh Feat B’Net Marrakesh La Kahena –Les Voix du Maghreb Six Degrees
Dark City Sisters Jubulani nouke Dark City Sisters and Flying Jazz Queens Earthworks
Papa Noel Soukous Son Café Noir Tumi Music

11th December 2007 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Papa Noel Comprehension monene Porte a Porte  
Antibalas Beaten Metal Security Anti
Percussion Discussion Africa Nakawunde    
Ballaké Sissoko/Mama Draba

Détigou Musiques Métisses Le Mandingue Marabi
Miriam Makeba Click Song Her Essential Recordings Manteca
Pre-recorded interviews with Mandisi Dyantyis and Gbolahan Obisesan   
Ntomb’khona Diamini Thula Thula African Lullaby  
Bole 2 Harlem Harlem 2 Bole Bole 2 Harlem Volume 1 World Connection Sounds of the Mushroom
Telephone interview with Lucy Polson of SOS Sahel   
Jali Fily Cissokho & the Cout Diomboulou Band Apollo Doumajoulo Kaira Arts
Angelique Kidjo Emma Djin Djin Razor & Tie

18th December 2007 on Resonance 104.4 fm for UN International Migrants Day

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Track

Album

Label

Dr Alban Hello Africa African Garden  Lola’s Garden
Soothsayers feat Johnny Clarke Bad Boys Pre release promo of forthcoming 7” vinyl © Soothsayers 2007
Habib Koite & Bamada Mara Kaso Ma Ya Putumayo World Music
Doreen Thobekile Hambanami London Zulu Mule Satellite
Reda Taliani with Sidi Mohammed      
Dele Sosimi Òjóró Identity Helico Records
Netsayi The Refugee Song Chimurenga Soul Militant Prince Records
Studio Guests: Karim Dellali – Producer, Percussionist, Educator, Dj - member Fantazia; Atiti Sosimi – Inspirational writer, Personal Development, Educator, Manager Dele Sosimi