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Series 1: 4th October - 20th December 2005 here
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Series 4: 19th July - 18th December 2007 here
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Series 6: 2010 here
Current Series (2012) here
Series 2: 4th July - 26th September 2006 below
4th July 2006 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Thomas Mapfumo

Kuvarira Mukati

Rise Up

Real World

Ali Farka Toure

Beto

Savane

World Circuit

Shikisha

Shikisha

Shikisha

Epic

Onda feat. Manu Dibango

Ngando

Africa Plays On

Because

Tic Tac

Yaa Densoa

Africa Plays On

Because

Inemo

Afrofunk

Afro Funky Beats

Black Mango Music

Interview: Tessa Watt, Programme Director, Africa Beyond

Chartwell Dutiro

Changamire

Tatenda

Chartwell Music

K’Naan This is my World Refugee Voices Building Bridges UNHCR
East African Reggae Bashment Crew Africa Unite African Reggae Music: Roots, Reggae and Dancehall Out | Here Recs
Samba Mapangala Kaa Chonjo Song and Dance Virunga Records

Haleshla

Aissawa

Salaam Music Village

Cultural
Co-operation

Sobanza Mimanisa

Kiwembo

Congotronics 2

Crammed Discs

Prince Diabate La Okaya (Hommage à La Playa) Djerelon Kora Company Collection

11th July 2006 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Daby Balde

Mamadiel

Introducing Daby Balde

World Music Network

Daniel Misiani

Aduma Okil Kamaloka

Club Oasis

Equator Heritage Sounds

Dele Sosimi

Big Cat Fat Cat

Turbulent Times

Eko Star

Milly Namukasa

Munonyezza

Munonyezza

MNA Productions

Musik ye Afrika

Alois na Jane

Day in the Life of Africa

BMG

Netsayi

Tatters

Chimurenga Soul

Militant Prince

Pee Froiss

Jalgarti

Afrolution Vol 1 – The original African Hip Hop Collection

Black Mango Music

K’Naan Soobax The Dusty Foot Philosopher Factor
Interview with K’Naan, politicised Somali born rapper based in Canada, touring with Damien Marley and appearing at Womad
K’Naan The African Way The Dusty Foot Philosopher Factor
Interview with Emem Ema, Winner of Nigerian section of British Council International Young Music Entrepreneur of the Year Competition

Weird MC

Ijoya

Lagos Stori Plenti (Compilation)

Out | Here Rec

Nino Galissa Barcelona Mindjer Ventilador Music

18th July 2006 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Oliver Ngoma

Lusa

Best of

Lusafrica

Tony Allen

Black Voices

Black Voices

Comet

Adam Solomon

Afrobeat/G8

Mti wa Maisha

SOCAN

Freshly Ground

Nomvula

Nomvula

Red Ink

Freshly Ground

Zithande

Nomvula

Red Ink

Freshly Ground

Mowbray Kaap

Nomvula

Red Ink

Dele Sosimi Turbulent Times Sound Affects: Africa
(Compilation)
Mr Bongo Records (in assoc with www.bottletop.org.uk)
Issa Bagayogo N’Deri Tassoumalan Six Degrees
Interview with Lisa Anderson of Black Cultural Archives. (www.bcaheritage.org.uk/oriki www.wisdom.homecall.co.uk )
Nino Galissa Krebo Cheo Mindjer Ventilador Music

Lekan Babalola

Asokere

Songs of Icon

Mr Bongo Records

Lekan Babalola

Asokere (I G Culture Remix)

Songs of Icon

Mr Bongo Records

Stella Chiweshe Mese Maikwana Double Check Piranha
Les Mangalepa Mimba Endurance RetroAfric

25th July 2006 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Angelique Kidjo

Bala Bala

Oyaya

Columbia

Akim el Sikameya

Louanges

Africa Calling

Real World

Khaled Habib

Sahara Blues

Low Budget Love Music Competition 2006: The World Music Compilation

Innovation

Stella Chiweshe

Wanyana

Double Check

Piranha

Pre-recorded Interview with Stella Chiweshe

Stella Chiweshe

Mhandu ye Hove (The Fish’s Enemy)

Double Check

Piranha

Mahotella Queens Siyancela Reign and shine
Wrasse
Mimi Mongo Diva Kamikaze Mix Folklore Mongov MBB Multimedia (Promo)
Kanda Bongo Man Sai Rough Guide to Congolese Soukous World Music Network

Kwanza Jones

To the Top

Naked 2: Universal Fire

Innovation

Zeze and Groupe Son

Ento Rora

Madagasikara 2

Ace Records

Oliver Mtukudzi Tozeza Wonai Sheer Sound
Modeste Malala Modeste Space Shop
Modeste Live in the Resonance Studio (and interview) © Modeste 2006
Unknown griot & son of the Tshokwe tribe in D R Congo Untitled Mundenge: Bush Rock from D R Kongo (Compilation) New Samarkand Records

1st August 2006 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Mabulu

Buya

Soul Marrabenta

Riverboat Records

Moreira Project

The Light

The Journey

Morestar

Rail Band feat. Salif Keita

Mali Cebalenw

Rough Guide to West African Gold

World Music Network

Etran Finatawa Aliss Introducing Etran Finatawa World Music Network
Orange Blossom Nafsi (My Soul) Everything Must Change Wrasse Records

Mahotella Queens

Dlhaya Munu

Sebai Bai

Label Bleu

Pre-recorded interview with Hilda Tloubatla of Mahotella Queens (backstage at WOMAD)

Mahotella Queens

Safari Yangu

Sebai Bai

Label Bleu

X Plastaz Nini dhambi kwa mwenye dhiki? Masai Hip Hop
Out | Here Rec
Adesose Wallace Ka Ranti Africanesque React Records
Divided Kingdom Republic DK Anthem Afrolution Black Mango Records

Temple of Sound vs Cheb I Sabbah

Esh ‘Dani, Alash Mshit Temple of Light Club Mix

La Kahena Remixed EP

Six Degrees (Promo)

Interview with DJ Wala of Limpopo Club fame, Acting Chair, Zimbabwe Community Association

Glideascope

Welcome to my world (afrodiziak) – feat Junior Ruff

Audio Cinamatography

Akara Music

Cécile Kayirebwa We turned our backs Shooting Dogs soundtrack © Dario Marianelli
Ernest Ranglin Ala Walee (fragment) In search of the lost riddim Palm Pictures

8th August 2006 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Waldemar Bastos

Agua do Bengo

Renascence

World Connection

African China

No Condition is Permanent

Mr President

45 Entertainment/Globedisk Music

Studio interview with African China, nominee for Reggae Artiste of the Year in Nigeria Music Awards 2006

African China Crisis Crisis Globedisk Music
African China Mr President Mr President 45 Entertainment/Globedisk Music

Abdul Tee-Jay

Kanka Kuru

Rokoto Make Me Dance Dance

Rogue Productions

Phone interview with Ishmahil Blagrove Junior - Director of Rice N Peas films discussing his latest tough talking premier 'Man Dem Nor Glady'o' looking at Sierra Leone's hard won and fragile peace from the people's view.

Adugu Atsu Lolar promo
©Adugu Atsu 2006
Nzi Dada Sound Rituals 1 Uka (Cries to the Unknown) Rituals Neoglobal

15th August 2006 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Ramatou Diakite

Gembi

Mali

Putumayo

Dominic Kakolobango

Rangi ya Damu

Habari za Kwetu

Sonodisc

Vusi Mahlasela Voices Silang Mabele BMG Africa
Vusi Mahlasela Troubador Silang Mabele BMG Africa

Vusi Mahlasela

Weeping

Silang Mabele

BMG Africa

Pre-recorded interview with Vusi Mahlasela (backstage at WOMAD)

Kekele

Yo Odeconer

Kinavana

Sterns

Claude Deppa Sambreiro Toi toi
JIKA
Siyaya Bafana Be NASA Yebo! Siyaya Arts Productions
Simphiwe Dana Vukani Zandisile Gallo
Poetry readings by Jessica Horn

Netsayi

Refugee

Chimurenga Soul

Militant Prince

Cécile Kayirebwa Urubamby'ingwe Amahoro/ Paix/ Peace Etna
Sekou Keita Quartet Afo Afro-Mandika Soul ARC

22nd August 2006 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Abel Ali Slimani

Moi et Toi

Arabic Groove

Putumayo

Khadja Nin

African Cooperation

Ya Pili

BMG

JJC & 419 Squad Kilonsele Atide Biba
Oumou Dioubaté Femmes D’Afrique Afrique Sono
Gnonnas Pedro Les Femmes D’Abord Irma Koi Sonodisc
Papa Tee Plea of Yemoja Perspectives Premier Records

Interview with Mat Fox, musical director of Kintetika Bloco with contributions from Sophia and Myrtle, members of the brass section

Cheikh Lo

Kelle Magni

Lamp Fall

World Circuit

Sibongile Kumalo Spirit Ascending Immortal Secrets
Colombia
Thandie Nichinji So Good Ayers Studio
Vieux Farka Touré Tabara ft Ali Farka Touré Vieux Farka Touré Modiba : Pre release promo
Introducing Ali Farka Toure’s son – 1st European airplay of his debut album!

Vieux Farka Touré

Ana

Modiba : Pre release promo

Modiba : Pre release promo

HKB Finn On the Corner (Duet with Cleveland Watkiss) Spoken Herbs Alter Native Studios / I-tunes

29th August 2006 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Maravillas du Mali

Rendez-vous chez Fatimata

African Suite – Roots

Next Music

Nana and Baniel

Mapendo ni Tabu

Bouger le Coq Chante

ASL

Sam Mangwana Femmes Africaines Sam Mangwana sings Dino Vangu Sterns
Bernard Woma Naamwin Nu Tum (God has sent me) / Pog Yuor (The Ideal Woman) Bernard Woma In Concert Jumbie Records
HKB Finn Rhythm is our method Finnstrumental Alter Native / I Tunes
Inemo Sari Africa Bush Man Universal France

Interview with Nigerian musician Inemo, now resident in London after several years in Paris, who loves to experiment outside of the Afro beat box

Inemo

Ikagiama

promo

© Inemo

Inemo Sweet Baby Afrofunky Beats
Black Mango Records
Richard Khusami Mayflower Daughter Marrakesh Lover Fused Dahdoo Records
Wazimbo & Orchestra Marrabenta Star de Mocambique Nwahulwana Nwahulwana Piranha

Ze Manel

Na Kaminho Di Luta

Impala Lounge II

Wagram Music

African China Mi Name Mr President Globedisk Music Limited

5th September 2006 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Kompass

Mexe Mexe Jardin Tropical Docura

Cheikha Rimitti

Charragt N’ta Goudami Because Music
Africando Doni Doni Africando Live Next Music/Sono
BamJimba Train to Seven Sisters feat Dennis Bovell Routes BamJimba Productions 
Majek Fashek So Long One World Putumayo
Dimi Mint Abba Song 4 World Circuit Presents World Circuit

Rossy

Gasy Car Café Africa Union Square
Real Elements featuring Mange Amazing Afrolution Vol 1 Afrolution Records
Pee Froiss Linja Konkerants Africa Fete Diffusion
Interview with Trenton Birch – ‘The Boss’ Black Mango Music and Afrolution Records – dynamic independent African labels based in London releasing new urban African music
Goldfish Dream Breathe Sunshine Vol 2 Amabala Records
Daara J Boomerang Very Best of Africa Vol 2 Nascente
Gigi + Abyssinia Infinite Ethiopia Very Best of Africa Vol 2 Nascente
Kanda Bongo Man Louange Balobi Wrasse

19th September 2006 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Tshala Mwana

Tshovo African Mosaic - Salsa Syllart Productions

Monica Ng’ang’a

Mama Kambo Spotlight on Kenyan Music ARC Music
Helen McDonald and the London Bridge Ensemble Autumn Picking Up Asc Records
Grand Papa Diabate and Sona Diabate Mamaya 15ème Partie West Africa Unwired World Music Network

Trilok Gurtu

African Fantasy (with Angelique Kidjo) African Fantasy (with Angelique Kidjo) Esc Records
Angelique Kidjo Bahia Black Ivory Soul Columbia
Extracts from Angelique Kidjo's Press Conference at WOMAD Reading, July 2006
Angelique Kidjo Sedjedo Acoustic Africa Putumayo
Gigi Salam Gold & Wax Gold & Wax
Ernest Ranglin Amogumbi Alex Town Palm Pictures
D'Gary Zaza Somondrara Akata Meso Label Bleu
Doudou Cissoko Alabula Dimbaya db Records
Bob Holroyd (mix of KhoiSan Kalahari music) Looking Back Sanscapes One Electric Melt
Hasna el Becharia Djazaïr Johara Djazaïr Johara Label Bleu/Indigo

26th September 2006 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Pape Fall

Yakal Matchi Artisanat Sterns Music

Dobet Gnahoré

Palea Acoustic Africa Putumayo
Kush Let's Live Together promo promo
Zé Manel Npot Nkorlu Povo Adormecido  
Nana et Baniel Earthquake Bouger le Coq Chante ASL
Claude Deppa Beyond Bahula Toi-Toi JIKA Records

Kinetica Bloco

No Agreement original recording  
Papete Berimba Berimbau E Percussao Universal Sound
Claude Deppa Live in the Resonance Studio
Kalahari Surfers with Lesego Rampolokeng Heavyweight Mandela Palm Pictures
Lily Tembo Masiku Akale Lily Tembo Mondo Music
Kalahari Surfers with Shaun Naidoo Guns and Pangas Mandela Palm Pictures
Abdul Raheem Catwalk Catwalk Amaani Music
Salif Keita Africa Mundo Afrika Columbia