African Blues [6/05 – 6/11]

05 Jun

This week we’re traveling from Africa to North America and back, following the roots
of the blues. The blues was born in the American south, inspired by the traditional
music that West African slaves brought with them across the Atlantic. Next, the style
moved north, reaching Chicago and St. Louis, where it took on a more electric,
danceable edge.

 

ARTIST

SONG

ALBUM

LABEL

COUNTRY

TIME

1

Afrissippi

Ngol Jimoi

Fulani Journey

Knock Down South Records / Electric Catfish Records

Senegal / USA

3:30

2

Toumast

Ikalane Walegh

Ishumar

Wagram

Kenya

5:02

3

Souad Massi

 Inspiration (Illham)

Honeysuckle

Wrasse Records / Universal

Algeria

3:49

4

Balla Tounkara

Toungamagni (Adventure)

Be Right

Self-released

Mali

5:30

5

Ramata Diakite with Charlie Musselwhite

Maba

Maba

Second Moon Records

Mali / USA

4:00

6

Amar Sundy

Ouallache

Najma / Blues Around the World

Dixie Frog / Putumayo

Mauritania

2:39

7

Baba Djan

Sabari

Sabari / Mali to Memphis

Mercury Records / Putumayo

Guinea

4:02

8

Laye Sow

Kayba

Djamano

Orange World Records

Senegal

4:37

9

Amadou et Mariam

Mon Amour, Mon Cherie

Mali to Memphis

Putumayo

Mali

 5:20

10

Orchestra Baobab

Dee Moo Woor

Specialist In All Styles

Nonesuch

Senegal

4:18

11

Daby Balde

Waino Blues

Introducing Daby Balde

World Music Network

Senegal

4:17

12

Tinariwen

Amassakoul ‘N’ Tenere

Amassakoul / Mali

World Village / Putumayo

Mali

3:19

13

Victor Démé

Djôn’maya

Victor Deme

Chapa Blues Records

Burkina Faso

4:04