Field recordings by David Fanshawe from 1994 made in Thailand and Laos. Read the Dutch review of this CD here.
Author Archives: Francis Da Souza
Review Brian Chilala & Ngoma Zasu
Music from Zambia by Brian Chilala and his band Ngoma Zasu. Read the review in Dutch of this CD here.
Review Amara Toure
Another Analog Africa compilation, this time of the Guinean vocalist Amara Toure. Read the review in Dutch here.
Radio Program Metamorfosen June 2015
June 19th, 2015
This program is dedicated to the music that played at the Houtfestival in Haarlem (Netherlands). First part focusses on a few bands that played in 2014 at the festival, the 2nd an 3rd part focus on a selection of bands performing in 2015. Tracks from a.o.: Jambinai, Ndima, It Documer Lokaeltsje, Sondorgo, Khaira Arby and Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gultekin. Check here.
Review Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
The newest album by Mali’s Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba is reviewed in Dutch here.
Review Salma Al Assal, Hassouna Bangaladish & Mohamed Al Semary
Traditional music from Sudan in the Al Sabata style, or so-called ‘carpet music’. Find the review in Dutch here.
Review Djessou Mory Kante
This great guitar player plays lead guitar in the band of Sekouba Bambino and also plays in the tour band of Salif Keita. This is his first album under his own name. Check the review in Dutch here.
Radio Program Mariama September 2014
September 26th, 2014
Strictly afrobeat this time! Of course a track from Fela Kuti, but also tracks from Segun Bucknor, Orlando Julius & His Afrosounders, Koffie, Zitakula, Muyei Power, The Kutimangoes, Fanga and Kokolo. Check!
Radio Program Vrije Radicalen September 2014
September 11th, 2014
Another mixture of all styles of music, with a.o. Les Gypsies de Petion Ville, Guerilla Toss, Naked Wolf, Drai-Ston, and Thepporn Petchubon, Listen here.
Radio Program Mariama #2 August 2014
August 22nd, 2014
In the sixties president Sekou Toure introduced a policy to stimulate authentic music from his country Guinea. Here are some great orchestras from this period, which ended in 1984 with the death of this president. Listen to orchestras like Bembeya Jazz National, Horoya Band, Camayenne Sofa, Nimba Jazz, and Orchestra de Beyla.