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Series 1: 4th October - 20th December 2005 below
4th October 2005 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

F & J Living Souls

Khumwana

Ambient Africa

Nascente

Bi Kidude

Bomwanzani wa Mahaba

Zanzibar

Retro Afric

Bi Kidude

Unyango

Zanzibar

Retro Afric

Interview: Michael Wanguhu, Director of film documentary ‘Hip Hop Colony’

Gidi Gidi Maji Maji

Chunga Jamarima

Ismarwa

Amish Records

XPlastaz

Aha

Masai Hip Hop

Out Here Records

Women Singers of Sudan

Ya Khalil

Salma Al Assal

Arc

Interview: Emmanuel Jal, Sudanese rapper, former child soldier 

Abdel Gadir Salim with Emmanuel Jal

Ya Salam

Ceasefire

Riverboat Records

Mei Tei Sho

Xam Sa Bop

Xam Sa Bopl

Yotanka

Bonga Maiorais Maiorais Lusafrica

Ikunga

Di Bombs

Indestrucible African Beats

Manteca

Thione Seck

Doom

Orientation

Sterns


11th October 2005 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Lion

Injustice

Injustice

Promo

Hugh Masekela

Khawulesa

Voices of South Africa

National Geographic/Sony Music

Hugh Masekela

Stimela

Amandla soundtrack

ATO Records/BMG

Philani Mothers

Water for life

The Mothers Township Sessions

Mr Bongo

Interview: Peter Raeburn producer of The Mothers, an album of commissioned remixes reinterpreting the original songs created by the Philani Mothers in South Africa.

Philani Mothers

Breathe together

The Mothers Township Sessions

Mr Bongo

Issa Bagayogo

Dya Bana

Sounds of The World

Wrasse Records

Nyboma

Pepe Bougier

Nyboma & Kamele Dynamique

Sterns

Vusi Mahlasela

Mayibuye

Amandla soundtrack

ATO REcords

Bucky Leo

Why can't we live together

Bucky Leo presents Black Egypt

Can Can Records

Amira Saqati

Galbi Tabe

Destination Halal

Barbarity

Soothsayers We must return Tangled roots Red Earth Records

Interview Folasade Babarinde, Artistic Director of Abundance Arts

Abundance

Babaye/Susutioma

African Journeys Vol 1 Lo Ma Sere - Come & Play

Abundance Arts

Shiyani Ngcobo

uDadewatha

Sounds of The World

Wrasse Records


18th October 2005 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

FJ and Living Souls

Ama Sweet Sixteen

Ambient Africa

Eagle Records/Nascente

Cheikh Lo

N'Galoula

Lamp Fall

World Circuit

Mbilia Bel

Contre Ma Volonte

Contre Ma Volonte

Sono Disc

Mbilia Bel

My Life

Belissimo

Sterns Africa

Tunde Jegede

Moving Away Bb Mix

Promo

© Tunde Jegede

Interview: Tunde Jegede, composer, kora player, cellist, educator about his career and his involvement with www.soundjunction.org

Nsimba Foggis & Taxi Pata Pata

Debo

Ma Kumba

Nyrangongo Records

Interview: Doreen Thobekile, singer, songwriter, performer, dancer, cultural educator of Zulu heritage, long resident in UK

Mose Fan Fan

Jolie Africa

Belle Epoque

Retro Afric

Transglobal Underground

Spellbound

Yes Boss Food Corner

Arc 21

Doreen Thobekile

Umhlahlo

London Zulu

MuloJ

Adam Solomon & Tikisa (aka The Professor)

Safari

Safari

© Socan.BMI

Pierre Akendengue

  Orem' Igewa   Piroguier   Melodie

25th October 2005 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Cheikh Lo

Senegal-Bresil

Lamp Fall

World circuit

Salif Keita

Finzamba 

The Lost Album

Cantos/Frochot Music

Salif Keita with Cesaria Evora

Yamore

Moffou

Decca

Batanai Marimba

Manyatera

Matumba! Matumba!

Koni

Interview: Wedzerai Zvivero, leader of Zimbabwean band Batanai Marimba and World Muzik Makers and Afrikan Hertitage Centre

Dieneba Seck

Foulbe

The Truth

Sterns

Bantu

No More Vernacular

Bantu

Nitty Gritty Music

Interview: Yemisi Mokuolu, MD of Hatch Events who promote festivals and events such as Out of Africa

Bantu

Mount Fuji Feat Ayuba Fuji Satisfaction - Sound Clash in Lagos  Piranha 

Weird MC

African Woman

forthcoming 'After da Storm'

0907 Entertainment  
Geraldo Pino Let's have a party Heavy heavy heavy Retro Afric

Angelique Kidjo

Le Monde Comme Un Bebe

Oyaya!

Columbia 

Kanda Bongo Man

Balobi

Balobi

Wrasse


1st November 2005 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Idir + Geoffrey Oryema

Exil

Identities

Sony

Richard Bona + Salif Keita

Kalabancoro

Munia

Universal SA France

Cheikha Rimitti

La Camel

Au Sources du Rai

Institut du Monde Arabe

Cheikha Rimitti

Matahagouhrach

Níta Gpudami

Because Music

Natacha Atlas

Kidda

Halim

Beggars Banquet

Carole Hog,Dominique Daumann, Abelouahed El Alaoui

La Grand Ourse

Asilah

Totem Music

Interview: Natacha Atlas

Natacha Atlas

 Hayati Inta  Mish Maoul  © Natacha Atlas
pre-release

Tinariwen

 Aldachan Manin

Festival in the Desert

  Tribal Union

Khaled + Amar

 El Harba Wine

World 2000

EMI

Souad Massi w Daby Toure

 I Won’t Forget My Roots

Honeysuckle

Wrasse

Cherifa

 Ndda S Adbib Nnani (The Doctor Told Me) Berber Blues Wagram

Ehekye Collective

Mankono (Going to a Land Far Away) Womba (Making an Effort) Copyright control

Oliya Band

Life Yamana

Oliya Band

Mondo Music


8th November 2005 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Tarika Sammy

Eh Zalany

Africa Never Stand Still

Ellipsis Arts

Awa

Makama Nye

Awa

Promo © Awa

Cesaria Evora

Carnaval da Sao Vincente

Palm World Voices

Palm Pictures

Cesaria Evora and Teofile Chantre

Quem Pode

Drop the Debt

Wrasse Records

Cesaria Evora

Papa Joachim Paris

Best of Cesaria Evora

Lusafrica

Mariana Ramos

Mundo Com Paz e Amor

Bibia

Harmonia Mundi

Nolave

Sombila Tulear Never Sleeps Sterns/Earthworks

Tarika

Sonegaly 

Islands

Putumayo

Chebli Msaidie

Huzalwa

Promesses

Next Music

Igagu

Heavenly Home

Igagu promo

© Igagu

Tony Allen feat Ty and Bries

Right Here in Front of You   Promo CD for Remember Saro Wiwa
Interview with Eric Soul, a top african/hiphop/brokenbeats/world DJ, prime mover behind the music/club event Dance the Guns to Silence www.remembersarowiwa.com

SMT

Sweet 3Mix feat Bounty Killer Sweet Mama Mix © Asafo Media LLC

Regis Gizavo

Kadiroky

Samy Olombelo Indigo

15th November 2005 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Joyce and John Nyirongo

Dance Disco Lundazi

Zambian Legends

Mondo Music

Brenda Fassie

Nakupenda

Amadlozi 2000

CCP

Brenda Fassie

Vulindlela

World voices

Palm Pictures

Brenda Fassie

Ngiyakuthanda Papa Wemba

Indestructible beat of Soweto Volume 6

Earthworks/Sterns

Wunmi

Track 10

Promo

© Wunmi

Teba

FCK

Freedom to Celebrate

Ubuntu Records

Zuba

Election Day Special Liberian Election 2005 EP Bassa Beat Production
Interview with Liberian Jerry Boweh of Glasgow-based Zuba, whose members are Scottish, French, Ugandan and Ghanaian www.zuba.co.uk

Zuba

Mooonlight

Allez! Allez!

Bassa Beat Production

Bernard Kabanda

Nnankya

Olugendo

Real World

Queen Florence

Nazza Gwaki

Rhythms from the Pearl of Africa Volume 1

Vumbi Grooves

Salif Keita

M'Bemba M'Bemba Universal

Seckou Keita

Dorygui-ba Mali ARC Music

Bolia We Ndenge

Bosamba Ndeke

Congrotronics 2 Buzz’n’Rumble From the Urb’n’Jungle Crammed Discs

22nd November 2005 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Migrant Souls Africa is Zion Afrolution Afrolution Records

Ishmael Lo

Senegambie

The Baladeer

Wrasse Records

E. T. Mensah

Ghana-Guinea-Mali

Day by Day

Retro Afric

E. T. Mensah

Ghana Freedom

Day by Day

Retro Afric

Sweet Lorraine

Fool Yourself

The Truth

Mabu Records

Seyi Shologbade

Black Face

Nu Afrobeat Experience

Eko Star

Justin Vali

Les Bambous

Les Bambous

Cinq Planetes

Interview with Justin Vali who makes and plays Valiha, the major instrument from Madagasgar.

Justin Vali

Masouala

Les Bambous

Cinq Planetes

Tarika

Koba (Franglais Mix)

Koba/Malalako/Aloka

Sakay

Rachid Taha

Rock El Casbah

Tekitoi?

Wrasse Records

Carte de Sejour

Winta Ramsa Piranha
Interview with Rachid Taha – Algerian artist, resident in France who has maintained fierce politics over 20 years to give a ‘voice to those who cannot speak out’.

Rachid Taha

Dima Tekitoi? Wrasse Records

Oumou Dioubate

C’a Suffit Comme Ca

Wambara Sterns Africa

29th November 2005 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Baaba Maal, feat Macka B Hamady Boiro Palm World Voices - Senegal Palm Pictures

Tartit

Ofous D’Ifous

Ichichila

Network

Sam Mangwana

Caro Mbanza

Galo Negro

Bayelou Music

Sam Mangwana

Manjani

Galo Negro

Bayelou Music

Sam Mangwana

Extracts of music for Angola, Cameroun,Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Rumba Music; Very Best of 2001; Maria Tebbo

Sterns/Air B.Mas

Eyuphuro

Othiawene

Rough Guide to Marrabenta Mozambique

World Music Network

Thierno Koite

Ecologie

Ubbite

Method

Verckys

Nakomitunaka

Mfumbwa - Bankoko Baboyi

Sonodisc

Zena Edwards / Bushmen of the Kalahari

Khoisan Ultra African

Sanscapes

Electric Melt

Princess Emmanuelle AKA Empress

Natural prod Raskali Rise Above Da Waters Pre release © 2005

Princess Emmanuelle AKA Empress

Oh No Bro!!! Nutty P feat Reveal and Laayie Rise Above Da Waters Pre release © 2005
Interview with and live session with Princess Emmanuelle – ably assisted by Ceasar. Princess Emmanuelle has appeared at major and underground events and on a wealth of media. She organises many showcases to bring forward her peers as well.

Maryam Mursal

Somali Udiida Ceb

Spirit of Africa Real World
Koko Kanyinda Kisangani Sentimental Limpopo

6th December 2005 on Resonance 104.4 fm

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Rachel Magoola Ekizino Songs from the source of the Nile Arc music

Herbert Misango

Wazee wa Kisa

Before Benga Vol. 1: Kenya Dry

Original music

Modeste

Mifona

Modeste

Space shop

Julian Bahula

Wind of change

Wind of change

Gallo

Interview with South African musician, composer, and campaigner Julian Bahula – long time ANC supporter who organised major promotions in London to challenge apartheid and mark key stages in Nelson Mandela’s life.

Julian Bahula

Back to the soil

Wind of change

Gallo

Ballou Canta et Luciana

Metiola

Rumba Lolanga

Docura

Juwon Ogungbe Music from ‘Who Killed Mr Drum’   © Juwon Ogungbe 2005
Interview with musician, composer, music theatre creator, educationalist, opera singer Juwon Ogungbe www.juwonogungbe.co.uk

Juwon Ogungbe

Music from ‘Who Killed Mr Drum’

© Juwon Ogungbe 2005

Nketia

Dagomba

Towards African Pianism

A Bridge Across

Stella Rambisai Chiweshe

Ndinderere

Chisi

Piranha

Stella Chiweshe

Uchiseka Talking Mbira Piranha
Samira Saeid  Aal Eah

North African Groove Putumayo

13th December 2005 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Nawal Sana Kweli Melodie

Ndeye Seneba Seck

La perdrix

Music and World Cinema Africa

mk2 Music

Azouhouni

 

I gotta go

Zohore Records

Oliver Mtukudzi

Chido Chenyu Here?

The Other Side - Live Switz.

Shava

Oliver Mtukudzi

 

Right direction

Jit

Earthworks

Oliver Mtukudzi

Neria

Ndega Zvangu

Shava

Franco Luvumbu Ndoki The very best of Franco Manteca
Antibalas Obanla’e Who is this America? Rope a Dope
Interview with Osita and Cisco, independent film-makers

Café D’Afrique

Conn/Ritchie/Desai & Laws/Miles & Miles/West India Co/Winston-Fletcher

Globe Trekker
Earth Journeys volume 2

Pilot Film and Television Production

Boubacar Traore

Je chanterai pour toi

The Best of Boubacar Traore

Wrasse Records

Mirror System

Halil (co-producer U-Cef)

Mirror System

A-Wave Records

Nuru Kane

Diarama Sigil White Label
Ayub Ogada

Kothbiro

Music from the Coffee Lands Putumayo
Yvonne Chakachaka Umqombothi Hotel Rwanda Commotion Records

20th December 2005 on Resonance 104.4 fm: Click on the speaker to listen

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Aicha Kone

Kilimanjaro

Poro Dance

Tamaris

Wasis Diop Everything is never quite enough Everything is never quite enough Wrasse

Sali Sidibe

Wassolou Foli

Wassolou Foli

Sterns Africa

Kaouding Cissoko

Sengal- Mauritanie

Kora Revolution

Palm Pictures

Gigi

Bale Washintu

African Chill

Manteca

Manu Dibango

Aye Africa (le Bucheron by Franklin Boukaka originally)

M’Boa Su

Group JPS

Manu Dibango

Soul Makossa

Very Best of Manu Dibango

Wrasse Records

Manu Dibango Jam Rap Makossa with Mc Mello Live 91 Soul Paris Records
Manu Dibango Malaika  Melodies Africaines Volume 1 Afrovision Records
Anne-Marie Nzié Ma Limbole

Béza Ba Dzo

Indigo 

Ashley Maher

Club Dibango and the Rising Son

Flying Over Bridges

Spin Wild Records

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

Zozo Motema

Sao Salvador

Putumayo

Linet Aluoch

Pamela Baba Zero Equator Heritage Records
Jordan Katembula

Nali Kuyaza

Worlds Collide - Mixed by DJ Camacho Walking Monster Media
Amadou & Mariam Coulibaly - Ashley Beedle’s Africanz on Marz Vocal Coulibaly Because
Bare Knuckle Soul Black; Other Freeness Icebox Productions Ltd
Fela Kuti Shuffering and Schmiling Bon voyage Filter Music